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Saturday, May 4, 2013

LitFest Pasadena is Back!

Last year the inaugural LitFest Pasadena was a great success with hundreds of people coming to Central Park for a full slate of activities that made everybody's day.

 Petrea took this sweet photo:

This year LitFest Pasadena 2.0 Saturday, May 11, from 10 to 5 p.m. at Central Park will feature more than 80 renowned authors and performers and 40 exhibitors including some of your favorite publishers, bookstores and cultural institutions.

There will be a full day of readings, panel discussions, performances, book signings, children's activities, good food, better books and family-friendly fun, all aimed at promoting the literary arts.

One of the many panels will be a back-to-back powerhouse event with four world-class authors discussing their experiences writing in LaLa Land: Mona Simpson, Michelle Huneven, Jerry Stahl and Gary Phillips.

Among the performances: History Lit will present "Two Pictures in One," a half-hour play written by Paul Millet based on a short story by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

And children will delight in the Bob Baker Marionettes as well as many other performances and activities perfect for their age group.

Oh, and LitFest Pasadena is free!

You'll find a full schedule of panels, performances, children's activities and much more info at

Invite your Facebook friends!


  1. See you there Ann showcasing my first poetry art book, "Oh, Where is My Candle Hat? in English and Spanish with a special preview of new works for my next book planned for Fall 2013. I was lucky enough to experience the LitFest as an audience member last year and spent the whole day which was very pleasant.


  2. Wonderful, Gerda! I'll see you there.

  3. Plenty for history lovers to chew on this year! My panel at 11:15 explores convergence of history and fiction (with Pulitzer-prize winning historian Dan Howe and 2 other great history writers); History Lit in early afternoon,, and then at 3, Margaret Fuller biographer Megan Marshal in conversation with author Marisa Silver, who fictionalized an account of iconic Dust Bowl mother photograph of Mary Coin.

  4. I'm looking forward to seeing this and other panels, Michele. Last year I was manning the LitFest info table and couldn't participate in much.

  5. Looks like lots for everyone

  6. Pity, I'm at the Huntington on Sat. But I expect you to post a full report.

  7. I was just looking today at the T-Shirt you sold me from last year!