THREE STAGES packed full of panels, conversations, readings, performances, poetry, teen reads, middle school and children’s programs
10:00 am until closing at 5:00 pm
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HARRIET DOERR STAGE*
READING: Prospect Park Books Presents Literary Pasadena
Naomi Hirahara, Liza Palmer, Samantha Peale, Wally Rudolph, Larry Wilson
Signings at Prospect Park Books
READING: Elizabeth the First Wife: Lian Dolan Reads from Her Latest Novel.
Signing at Prospect Park Books at 11:30
*WELCOMING CEREMONY with Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard and poet James McMichael
READING: Shadow Play
Samantha Dunn, Jillian Lauren, Rachel Resnick, Lisa Teasley
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE by surf band The Jimbonaires
PANEL: New Waves in SoCal Surf Culture: Crowds, Commercialism and the Aloha Vibe
Ned Evans, Aaron James, David Lloyd, Patti Paniccia, Larry Wilson moderating
Signing with Aaron James at Rare Bird Lit
POETRY: In the Shadow of the San Gabriels: Five Local Poets Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, Douglas Kearney, Nicky Sa-eun Schildkraut, Mike Sonksen, Tim Stiles
PANEL: SciFi + Fantasy Bridging Genres: The Novel, Short Story, + Graphic Novel
John Joseph Adams, Amber Benson, Micky Neilson, Robin Winter, Tim Beedle moderating
Signings afterward at Once Upon a Time
POETRY: Hen House Rock!
Laurel Ann Bogen, Nicelle Davis, Bart Edelman
Signing afterward at Red Hen Press
IN CONVERSATION / TRAVEL: WriteGirl + “Cambodian Grrrl” Keren Taylor, Head of WriteGirl in LA, interviews Anne Elizabeth Moore
Signings at Distant Lands Travel Bookstore
JULIA CHILD STAGE
PANEL: Crossing Over: Stage, Page + Screen
Alan Brennert, Aimee Liu, Elizabeth Wong, Jervey Tervalon, Georgia Jeffries moderating
Signings with Aimee Liu, Jervey Tervalon & Elizabeth Wong afterward near the stage; Alan Brennert signing at Rare Bird Lit
PANEL: Are Fiction and History Converging?
Mary Corey, Daniel Howe, Julius Wachtel, Michele Zack moderating
Signing by Daniel Howe and Julius Wachtel near the stage
PERFORMANCE: Unbound Production’s History Lit Presents “Two Pictures in One” A play adapted from the short story “The Two Altars: Or Two Pictures in One” by Harriet Beecher Stowe
IN CONVERSATION: How the San Gabriel Valley Became the Western – And Maybe the Eastern – Capital of Chinese Cuisine Jonathan Gold + the 626 Foodettes, Clarissa Wei + Kristie Hang
PANEL: Omnipresent: The Vibrancy of Latino Literature
Alex Espinoza, Reyna Grande, Melinda Palacio, Manuel Ramos, Daniel Olivas moderating
Signings afterward at Occidental College Bookstore
IN CONVERSATION: Four Strong American Women
Biographer Megan Marshall + novelist Marisa Silver discuss their brand new books.
Signings afterward at Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse
IN CONVERSATIONS: From Blame to Bad Sex
Mona Simpson/Michelle Huneven + Gary Phillips/Jerry Stahl back-to-back!
Signings by Gary Phillips and Jerry Stahl afterward at BOOK’em Mysteries
OCTAVIA BUTLER STAGE
CHILDREN’S STORY TIME: “Not In a Box Author Antoinette Portis!
Featuring Antoinette Portis in a reading and activity. Signing afterwards at the Once Upon a Time Books Booth.
CHILDREN: Marvelous Children’s Book Authors + Illustrators, Readings + Activities!
Bethany Barton, Eliza Wheeler will read, Paul Rogers will host children’s art activities.
Signing at Once Upon a Time
CHILDREN: “Bob Baker Marionettes’ Traveling Jamboree”
Bob Baker Marionette Theater Puppeteers Alex Evans + Eric De La Cruz
KIDS: Magic + Mystery for Middle Grade Readers!
Theo Baker, Kathleen O’Dell, Lin Oliver, James Riley, John Stephens, Rosalind Helfand, moderating.
Signings at Once Upon a Time
TEENS: Thrilling Adventures that Capture the Imagination in Teen Lit!
Robin Benway, Shannon Messenger, Jenn Reese, Scott Speer, Tim Beedle moderating
Signings at Once Upon a Time
TEENS: Presenting the Winner of the LitFest Pasadena Prize in Prose
A Pasadena high school student’s winning short story will be read.
PERFORMANCE: Weba Garretson and Ralph Gorodetsky perform songs from their song cycle, “What Must the Hummingbird See?”
PERFORMANCE: “Wives Shows”
An audience interactive performance led by Kate Durbin.
IN CONVERSATION: The Legacy of the Arroyo Culture
Severin Browne, Ann Scheid, Robert Winter, Larry Wilson moderating
PERFORMANCE: Vox Box Arts Collective Presents: FIRST DRAFT STORIES, The Unintended Consequences of Literature
Gideon Markham, Janice Markham, Monique McIntyre, Angelica Street