RHP at Boston Court
Red Hen Press partners with Boston Court Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold, and daring. It strives to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting. Past readers include Yusef Komunyakaa, recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, B.H. Fairchild, who has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, Nikky Finney, recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry, and Garrett Hongo, whose The River of Heaven (Knopf, 1988) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and whose honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 North Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
General admission $10
PSA members, students & seniors $5
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October 1, 2013 @ 7 pm
Holly Robinson is a celebrity ghost writer and journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of national magazines. Her first book, The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir (Crown 2009) was a Target Breakout Book. Her new novel, The Wishing Hill, was published by New American Library/Penguin in July 2013. Ms. Robinson holds a B.A. in biology from Clark University and is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Susan Straight’s latest novel Take One Candle Light a Room was named one of the best novels of 2010 by The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and Kirkus. Highwire Moon was a Finalist for the 2001 National Book Award, and A Million Nightingales was a 2006 Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. Her short story “The Golden Gopher,” a chapter in the novel, won the 2008 Edgar Award for Best Mystery Story. She has published stories and essays in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harpers, Salon, Zoetrope, McSweeneys, The Believer, Black Clock, and elsewhere. She is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. She was born in Riverside, California, where she lives with her family.
Tess Taylor has received writing fellowships from Amherst College, the American Antiquarian Society, the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, the International Center for Jefferson Studies, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Her chapbook, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland and published by the Poetry Society of America, and her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Harvard Review, Literary Imagination, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New Yorker. The Forage House is her first book.
Moderator: Originally from Utah, Nicelle Davis now resides in Lancaster, California, with her son, J.J. Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013) is her second book. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Beloit Poetry Journal, The New York Quarterly, PANK, SLAB Magazine, Two Review, and others. She teaches at Antelope Valley College, is an assistant poetry editor for Connotation Press, and is Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Review.
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