Hen House at Home: The Lasting Impact of Short Stories


October 7, 4:00pm PT Jim Peterson, author of THE SADNESS OF WHIRLWINDS, and Beth Gilstrap, author of Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Award Winner DEADHEADING AND OTHER STORIES, join us for this installment of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home series! This week, we’re focusing on short stories: the craft of writing them, […]

Hen House at Home: Exposed: Capturing Personal Trauma


It’s difficult to capture traumatic personal events in a memoir. How do you do it? We ask two memoirists from Red Hen Press’s Fall 2021 season: Jan Beatty, author of AMERICAN BASTARD, explores her journey trying to find her birth parents. Joan Nockels Wilson’s THE BOOK OF TIMOTHY: THE DEVIL, MY BROTHER, AND ME shares […]

Hen House at Home: The New Moons Celebration


Red Hen Press is so honored to be publishing this important and vital anthology highlighting work by contemporary North American Muslims. In this special event, with an introduction by editor Kazim Ali, we celebrate this anthology with flash readings from over 20 contributors! View the event on Zoom here! Join us LIVE on November 3 […]

Tom Sanders Memorial Reading: Laurie Ann Guerrero & Carl Marcum

Guidance regarding COVID-19 procedures at our Reading & Lecture Series events is available here. All events will be streamed live on our website.  We are proud to present a reading by Laurie Ann Guerrero and Carl Marcum. Laurie Ann Guerrero was born and raised in the Southside of San Antonio and is the author of four collections: Babies under the […]

Bazaar Writers Salon Readings by Jan Beatty, Shangyang Fang, Benjamin Gucciardi, and Noah Warren Hosted by Peter Kline

Bazaar Cafe 5927 California St., San Francisco

Jan Beatty, author of AMERICAN BASTARD, will be reading at the Bazaar Writers Salon, hosted by Peter Kline. Jan Beatty’s sixth book, The Body Wars, was published in 2020 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. In the New York Times, Naomi Shihab Nye said: “Jan Beatty’s new poems in The Body Wars shimmer with luminous […]

VIRTUAL: Kristen Millares Young with Louise Erdrich!

The National Book Award-winning author of seventeen novels, Louise Erdrich’s fiction reflects aspects of her mixed heritage: German through her father, and French and Ojibwa through her mother. Red Hen author Kristen Millares Young moderates this conversation! In her new, powerful, and timely novel, The Sentence, Erdrich explores how the burdens of history, and especially identity, […]


Jan Beatty, C.Dale Young, & Peter Kline


Join us for this rare reading by three compelling poets! JAN BEATTY celebrates and reads from her new books, "American Bastard: A Memoir," winner of the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Award, and "The Body Wars: Poems." PETER KLINE reads from "Mirrorforms." C. DALE YOUNG reads from "Prometeo," published by Four Way Books. "Heartbreaking and beautiful […]

Literature and Jazz – A Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Red Hen Press 1540 Lincoln Ave., Pasadena

A Re-Opening Celebration with Red Hen Press Featuring Richard Blanco, Lynne Thompson, and Jan Beatty, with music by Dr. Ray Briggs IN PERSON Friday, November 12, 7:00pm PT (Doors open at 6:00pm PT). 1540 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91114   **All guests must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at the door. Attendees […]

Storytelling and the Muslim Community – in partnership with Mt. Tamalpais College

Virtual 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Storytelling and the Muslim Community Thursday, November 18 6:00pm PT Via Mt. Tamalpais College Zoom Join Red Hen Press and Mount Tamalpais College (virtually) on Thursday, November 18 at 6 p.m. for this special partnership event highlighting storytelling and the Muslim community. The event will feature writers Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi, Tanzila "Taz" Ahmed, Umar Hanif, Tariq […]