Authors & Speakers

Pamela Ribon

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
SLAM! Vol. 1
and
My Boyfriend Is a Bear

Patty Rodriguez

“Publishers’ Roundtable”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 5:00pm – 5:50pm
Co-founder, LilLibros.com

Carla Sameth

Pasadena Rose Poets
Interlude readings:
“June 2020, Alarm Goes Off”
Sunday, May 16, 2:50pm – 3:00pm
“What Her Son Knows”
Sunday, May 16, 3:50pm – 4:00pm
One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays

Cathie Sandstrom

East Pasadena Poets
Interlude readings:
“Standing Up in a Slim Boat”
“She Ages”
Saturday, May 15, 5:50pm – 6:00pm

Karol Ruth Silverstein

Interlude video:
“Beginnings and When to Break the Rules”
Includes writing prompt
Sunday, May 16, 1:50pm – 2:00pm
Cursed

Rainesford Stauffer

Interlude reading:
Excerpt from An Ordinary Age
Saturday, May 15, 2:50pm – 3:00pm
An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World that Expects Exceptional

Tim Stiles

2021 Jonathan Gold Award Winner
Interlude reading: “A Collection of Poems”
Saturday, May 15, 3:50pm – 4:00pm

J. Ryan Stradal

“Untangling the Family Story”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
The Lager Queen of Minnesota
and
Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel

Duane Swierczynski

“Speculative Los Angeles”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 5:00pm – 5:50pm
Canary
and
Revolver

Olivia Taylor Smith

“Publishers’ Roundtable”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 5:00pm – 5:50pm
UnnamedPress.com
Executive Editor

Lisa Teasley

“Writing While Black”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Heat Signature
and
Dive: A Novel

Jervey Tervalon, Co-Founder LitFest Pasadena

“Writing While Black”
Moderator
Saturday, May 15, 3:00pm – 3:50pm
Interludes:
“Walking”
Saturday, May 15, 2:50pm – 3:00pm
“The Snake”
Sunday, May 16, 2:50pm – 3:00pm
“Dark Pasadena”
Sunday, May 16, 4:50pm – 5:00pm

Alene Terzian-Zeitounian

Zephyr Poets
Interlude reading:
“Insurrection Snapshot #1”
Saturday, May 15, 1:50pm – 2:00pm

Lynne Thompson

2021 L.A. Poet Laureate
Interlude reading:
“Once, We Were Rivers”
Saturday, May 15, 3:50pm – 4:00pm

Michael Torres

“Our SoCal DNA”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 1:00pm – 1:50pm
An Incomplete List of Names: Poems

Sergio Troncoso

“Untangling the Family Story”
Panelist
Sunday, May 16, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Nepantla Familias
and
From this Wicked Patch of Dust

Josh Trujillo

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Be Gay, Do Comics
and
Dodge City

Carly Usdin

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
The Avant-Guards, Vol. 1
and
Heavy Vinyl

Shannon Watters

“Graphic Description”
Panelist
Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm – 4:50pm
Lumberjanes
BOOM! Studios
Senior Editor