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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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Steve Almond featured on Miami New Times

Date: Mar 22nd, 2018

Steve Almond speaks with Rebecca McBane of Miami New Times on his upcoming book, Bad Stories, and his upcoming conversation with Mitchell Kaplan at Books & Books.

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Five Literary Events We’re Looking Forward To This Week (12/5/2017)

It’s been a busy holiday season getting ready for the excitement of the new year! We want to thank all of you little hens for sticking with us, whether you’ve been at the Hen House for years or for days, we’re excited to have you and appreciate you all for your neverending support!

Can you believe 2017 is almost over? But don’t worry; the literary community doesn’t slow down for anything! There are so many fantastic literary events coming up over the next few weeks! Take a night away from the holiday shopping madness and step in for some time appreciating the beauty of words, music, and artists. It’s easy to forget how much things like that matter, especially in the rush of the holidays, but spending time with your loved ones amongst wordsmiths and musicians is the perfect way to remember that the most important part of life is love and connections with others.

Here are five events we’re really looking forward to checking out this week:

(1) Florencia Ramirez and Janet Fitch @ VROMAN’S | Wednesday, December 6, 7:00pm | FREE

Join Florencia Ramirez and Janet Fitch at the legendary Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena for a fantastic reading and signing afterwards! Florencia’s EAT LESS WATER is a relevant and extremely insightful book about the opportunity for water conservation within the food industry, and how you can help both water and food sustainability with her fantastic recipes and scientific analysis! Both personal and analytical, Eat Less Water is a moving plea to help the water conservation efforts in every way we can.

Click here for more information!


(2) Lunch Poems: Rita Dove @ UC BERKELEY | Thursday, December 7, 12:00pm | FREE

UC Berkeley’s Lunch Poem series features Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove! Join her at noon at the Morrison Library in the Doe Library for a fantastic reading of her prolific work.

Click here for more information!


(3) Forms & Features Part I: Daughters of Revolution: 100 Years of Russian Posters and Poetry @ SMART MUSEUM OF ART | Thursday, December 7, 6:00pm | FREE

In this two-part series (with part two taking place next Thursday at the Poetry Foundation), come together and explore the extraordinary work of women artists and writers from the Bolshevik Revolution spanning a century. Part One, this Thursday, features a tour of the Soviet posters on display at the Smart Museum of Art as well as a hands-on poster-making workshop. Next week you’ll reconvene at The Poetry Foundation for a poetry workshop and discussion dedicated to the work of Russian women poets.

This is a great and exciting opportunity to explore and analyze historic work from brave women from our pasts!

The event is free but registration is REQUIRED, and you’re expected to attend both parts! Don’t miss out, register here!


(4) Literary Salon with David Rocklin, Gayle Brandeis, and Steve Leder @ THE LAST BOOKSTORE | Saturday, December 9, 7:00pm | FREE

Hang out at the historic Last Bookstore in Los Angeles and be a part of their monthly literary salon series with fantastic writers David Rocklin, Gayle Brandeis, and Steve Leder in reading and conversation with author and editor Shilpa Agarwal!

More info can be found here!


(5) Poetry Through Voice @ THE BROAD STAGE | Sunday, December 10, 4:00pm | $40

Red Hen Press is proud to present Poetry Through Voice: a fusion of Grammy-Award winning music and moving poetry, performed at the historic Broad Stage in Santa Monica! Featuring Grammy-Award winning composers and artists and prolific poets Douglas Manuel, Elise Paschen, and California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia, this is set to be an unforgettable night you won’t want to miss. Enjoy a beautiful Sunday night along the coast of California with us!

Get your tickets here!