19 Years of Literary Excellence
Save the date: November 10th, 2013
PASADENA, CA – Red Hen Press will celebrate its 19th anniversary at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena on November 10th with an annual champagne luncheon. The afternoon festivities will highlight Red Hen’s vibrant tradition in the literary community with performances from local school children, a silent auction and raffle, appearances by journalist Patt Morrison, poetry scholar Marjorie Perloff, fiction writers Ron Carlson, Susan Straight and Aimee Bender, poets Mark Doty and Tess Gallagher, Los Angeles Poet Laureate Eloise Klein Healy, and theoretical cosmologist Sean M. Carroll, as well as readings by acclaimed authors Charles Yu, C.D. Wright, and Alice Sebold.
Sunday, November 10th 2013
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Westin Pasadena’s Fountain Ballroom
191 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
About the Special Guests:
Charles Yu (introduced by Sean M. Carroll) is the author of the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which The Center for the Study of Science Fiction named the second best science fiction novel of 2011. He also published the short story collections Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You. In 2007, he was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” He works as a lawyer and lives with his family in Santa Monica.
C.D. Wright (introduced by Eloise Klein Healy) has written a dozen poetry collections, most recently One With Others, which won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Robert Creeley Award, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is currently the Israel J. Kapstein Professor at Brown University.
Alice Sebold (introduced by Aimee Bender) is the author of international bestseller The Lovely Bones. Her memoir, Lucky, was #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, and her second novel, Almost Moon, encouraged a heated national dialogue about matricide and mental illness. The Lovely Bones was made into a feature film in 2009, written and directed by the Academy Award winning director, Peter Jackson.
Proceeds from this event will help Red Hen Press continue its tradition of literary excellence by supporting its operations and programs, including the press’ work in local schools. Individual tickets are available for $125, and tables can be purchased starting at $1125. If you have any questions or would like additional information, visit www.redhen.org, or contact Chris Konish by calling 626.356.4760, or emailing email@example.com.
See pictures from last year’s event in the slideshow below:
All pictures by Jamie Clifford