Founded in 2012, LitFest in the Dena connects the Pasadena, Altadena, and greater Los Angeles communities with literature and local authors through this free, community literary festival for lovers of the written word. LitFest events include panel discussions, readings, author guest talks, workshops, and literary performances that engage, challenge, and inspire. Southern California’s most diverse literary festival, LitFest in the Dena is writer-driven and deeply representative of Los Angeles County’s communities, celebrating our diversity, and featuring programming for all literary interests.
LitFest in the Dena is presented by the nonprofit organization Light Bringer Project and the literary journal Locavore Lit LA.
About Light Bringer Project
Light Bringer Project builds community through the power of art and education. A nonprofit, Light Bringer Project is a Pasadena-based arts organization founded in 1990. Today, the organization is widely known for its literary and visual arts programs provided to underserved youth in the greater Pasadena and Los Angeles area. In keeping with its mission to build community through the power of the arts and education, Light Bringer Project has delivered a range of unique cultural arts programs and special events that utilize high-degrees of collaboration, volunteerism and community-wide support. For its arts and learning efforts, the organization has received the League of California Cities’ Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in Public-Private Partnership. As an arts community participant, the organization was given the Gold Crown Award from the Pasadena Arts Council and has received an award of Outstanding Service from the City of Pasadena Arts Commission.