LitFest Pasadena is a celebratory day of readings, performances, and panel discussions featuring well-known and upcoming California authors, hands-on activities, good food, better books, and family-friendly fun all aimed at promoting the literary arts!
LitFest Pasadena 2.0 will feature more than 75 authors, storytellers, performers, and exhibitors for a day that will explore an eclectic mix of subjects such as Southern California surf culture, local history, children’s and young adult literature, and more.
For a complete schedule and other information, visit here.
Of particular interest for La Bloga readers is a panel I have the honor of moderating titled, “Omnipresent: The Vibrancy of Latino Literature” from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., at the Julia Child Stage.
A description of the panel: From memoir to noir mystery, poetry to historical fiction, and magical realism to L.A. fiction, this panel showcases literature by Latin@ authors including Reyna Grande (The Distance Between Us: A Memoir), Manuel Ramos (Desperado: A Mile High Noir), Alex Espinoza (The Five Acts of Diego León), Melinda Palacio (How Fire Is a Story, Waiting), and moderator Daniel Olivas (The Book of Want). Book signings afterwards hosted by the Occidental Bookstore booth.
LATE BREAKING NEWS...
My interview with Benjamin Alire Sáenz is now live over at the Los Angeles Review of Books.