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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.
                       

 

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Remembering Red Hen Poet Austin Straus

Date: Jul 20th, 2017

Today Red Hen remembers one if its beloved poets, Austin Straus. Austin published three collections of poetry with Red Hen Press, including Drunk With Light, Intensifications, and The Love Project: A Marriage Made in Poetry, a collection co-written with his late wife Wanda Coleman. Austin was also a well-respected painter, and designed the covers of all three of his publications with us. We remember him today, and always for his profound impact on the poetry scene of our home city, Los Angeles.



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Red Hen Press Events Across the Country This Week


Red Hen is hard at work with a ton of events across the country, from L.A. to New York, for you to check out! We kicked off this exciting week on Sunday with our grand groundbreaking ceremony for our new nest right here in Pasadena, but the fun doesn’t stop there! With a slew of new and upcoming publications to celebrate, we have RHP events running almost every day this week from coast to coast, and we hope all of you can come along, hang out with some of our authors, listen to some fantastic readings, and have an amazing time. We have something for everyone, at some of the best locations in Southern California and New York.

Here’s a run-down of everything we’ve got going on:

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 – Pasadena, CA

THE RED HEN PRESS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

Red Hen was proud to welcome authors, fans, and esteemed guests to celebrate our new nest on Lincoln Avenue in Pasadena, California. Refreshments were served, live music was played, readings were given, and a fantastic good time was had by all! We’d like to thank everyone that came out to celebrate with us, and we hope to see you at more of our events held in our new space!

 

 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – Santa Monica, CA – TONIGHT!

BEACH=CULTURE RED HEN PRESS READING

Join us at the Annenberg Community Beach House TONIGHT for the last Red Hen Press Beach=Culture reading of the year! Join Amy Hassinger, Ellen Meeropol, Peggy Shumaker, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, with a dance by Sheetal Gandhi, as we explore the power of words to change the world, with big stories about family, the environmental story of the planet, and the lives of women. Imagine a world of dams bursting, bears in the Alaskan dawn, plants taking over the room, and refugees searching for peace.

This is a free event, but reservations are REQUIRED for entry, so don’t forget to RSVP!

Note: No need to print out your ticket; just mention your last name when checking in.

Time: 5:30-6:30pm: Docents from the Santa Monica Conservancy available at the Marion Davies Guest House to discuss the history of the Beach House site.

6:30-7:30pm: Reading with Amy Hassinger, Ellen Meeropol, Peggy Shumaker and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, with dance by Sheetal Gandhi

Location: Annenberg Community Beach House
Address:415 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Santa Monica , CA 90402

Learn more about the event here.

 

 

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – New York, NY

RED HEN PRESS AT THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ

Join our Red Hen Press in New York City series at the Cornelia Street Cafe for a reading with Red Hen authors Chelsey Clammer, Kathline Carr and Sebastian Matthews! Come on down for a great time with fantastic authors and quintessential New York culture.

Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Cornelia Street Café
Address: 29 Cornelia St
New York, NY 10014

Entry is $10, which includes a FREE drink.

To reserve seating, call Cornelia Street Cafe at (212) 989-9319.

Learn more about the event here and check out the rest of our series in New York here!

 

 

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Thursday, September 14th, 2017 – New York, NY

RED HEN PRESS AT BGSQD

Join Judy Grahn, Jason Schneiderman, t’ai freedom ford, Heather Aimee O’Neill, Dean Kostos, and Celeste Gainey for the Bureau of General Services – Queer Division – Poetry Reading in celebration of HANGING ON OUR OWN BONES, the new poetry collection from LGBTQ and feminist icon/activist Judy Grahn. Through seven narrative poems, Grahn weaves real-life conditions with goddess mythology to construct modern interpretations of lamentation in nine parts, directing attention to critiquing white supremacy, honoring battered women, exalting the powers of menstruation, conflating all labor with birth imagery, and revealing lateral hostilities among potential allies, all in order to arouse a meaningful social critique.

Admission is free and the reading is set to begin at 7:00 PM!

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Bureau of General Services-Queer Division
208 W 13th St, Rm 210
New York, NY 10011

Learn more about the event here!

 

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 – New York, NY

RED HEN PRESENTS: ELISE PASCHEN, ELLEN RACHLIN, AND EDWARD HIRSCH AT POETS HOUSE

Join Red Hen author Elise Paschen, with Ellen Rachlin, and Edward Hirsch as they read from their new collections and join you all for a light reception at the Elizabeth Kray Hall and Margo Viscusi Reading Room!

General admission is $10, $7 for students, and $5 for Poets House members.

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Poets House
Elizabeth Kray Hall and Margo Viscusi Reading Room
10 River Terrace
New York , NY 10282

Learn more about the event here!

 

 

 

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Saturday, September 16th, 2017 – New York, NY

FLORENCIA RAMIREZ, KGB BAR ELW BOOK READING with author POPE BROCK

Come join Florencia Ramirez, Pope Brock, and Catherine Woodard for an illustrious reading at the famed KGB Bar off 4th street! Florencia Ramirez’s latest release, EAT LESS WATER, discusses water conservation as it relates to the food and drink industry, and provides guidance and recipes on how we can all conserve water through eating less of it. Pope Brock’s ANOTHER FINE MESS discusses the possibility of colonizing outer space, a satirical look in to what life might be like living on the moon.

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: KGB Bar
Address:85 E 4th St.
New York , NY 10003

Learn more about the event here!

 

 

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017 — San Francisco, CA

RED HEN PRESS AT CITY LIGHTS

Red Hen authors Pope Brock, Florencia Ramirez, and Karen Shoemaker will be at the famed City Lights bookstore for a fantastic afternoon of reading! Pope Brock’s latest release, ANOTHER FINE MESS: LIFE ON TOMORROW’S MOON takes the reader on a vivid satirical journey to learn just what life might look like living on tomorrow’s moon and what could happen if we started to colonize outer space. Florencia Ramirez’s EAT LESS WATER tells the story of water served on our plates: an eye-opening account of the under-appreciated environmental threat of water scarcity, and how we all can eat less water. Karen Shoemaker’s THE MEANING OF NAMES, a consuming tale of one family’s confrontation with the violence and hatred that swept across America during the First Great War for Peace, is the winner of the 2016 One Book One Nebraska Selection as well as the 2014 Omaha Reads Selection.

This is a FREE event and all are welcome!

Time: 5:00pm
Location: City Lights Bookstore
Address: 261 Columbus Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94133

Learn more about the event here!