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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.

RHP at the Armory Center for the Arts



Red Hen Press invites you to join us at the Armory Center for the Arts, whose mission is to build on the power of art to transform lives and communities through creating, teaching and presenting the arts. The Armory Center for the Arts has been at the forefront of art education in southern California for more than 60 years. Past readers include Ron Koertge, the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, whose work has been honored by the American Library Association and has received two PEN awards, Douglas Kearney, whose The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009) was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in 2010, and Brendan Constantine, poet-in-residence at the Windward School in West Los Angeles and 2002 nomination by the Poetry Super Highway for Poet Laureate of the state of California.

Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA

These events are FREE and open to the public

Suggested donation of $5


Upcoming Events

May 7th 2015 at 7:00 PM

A special Los Angeles Review reading featuring:


Kim Dower

 Kim (Freilich) Dower was born and raised in New York City and received a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, where she also taught creative writing. Her first collection of poetry, Air Kissing on Mars, (Red Hen Press, 2010) was on the Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Best Sellers list, and was described by the Los Angeles Times as, “sensual and evocative . . . seamlessly combining humor and heartache.” Slice of Moon, her second collection, (Red Hen Press, 2013), nominated for a Pushcart, was called, “unexpected and sublime,” by “O” magazine. Kim’s work has been featured in Garrison Keillor’s, “The Writer’s Almanac,” and Ted Kooser’s, “American Life in Poetry,” as well as in Barrow Street, Eclipse, Los Angeles Review, Ploughshares, and Rattle. Her poems are included in the anthology, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond, published by The Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books. She teaches a workshop called, Poetry and Memory in the B.A. Program of Antioch University and she lives in West Hollywood, California. www.kimdowerpoetry.com



Sean Bernard is a fiction writer, sometime critic, and writing teacher with degrees from Arizona, OregonState, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has been nominated for national awards and has appeared in journals including Storyglossia, Copper Nickel, CutBank, West Branch, and Santa Monica Review, among many others. He is a 2012 NEA grant recipient and has won other artist-grants from groups in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon, as well as the 20120 Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange Award.








Charles Harper Webb was a rock guitarist for fifteen years and is now a licensed psychotherapist and professor at Cal State University, Long Beach. He has written five books of poetry, including Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollak Prize, and Reading the Water, which won the S.F. Morse Poetry Prize and Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His manuscript, Amplified Dog, is winner of the 2005 Benjamin Saltman Award, and is published by Red Hen Press.





For more information regarding these events, please email publicity@redhen.org