Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Hen Press anniversary lunch Nov. 11 to include poet laureate

 Los Angeles Times food critic Jonathan Gold and California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera have joined the list of notable guests who will be celebrating Red Hen’s 18th Anniversary Luncheon on November 11th, 2012 at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena.  The event will highlight Red Hen’s deep roots in literary communities both local and national with the help of renowned authors and speakers Dana Gioia, Jane Smiley, and Kay Ryan. The event will also feature remarks from Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Managing Editor Kate Gale, performances from local school children, a silent auction and raffle, and the unveiling of Red Hen’s new fall releases.

Mr. Gold and Mr. Herrera will join other special guests Ron Carlson, Wanda Coleman, Katharine Coles, Janet Fitch, Cynthia Hogue, Douglas Kearney, David Kipen, David Mason, Patt Morrison, Alice Quinn, John Rechy, Nina Revoyr, Mark Sarvas, Peggy Shumaker, Matthew Specktor, and Charles Harper Webb at the luncheon.


Sunday November 11th 2012
11:00am – 3:00pm


Westin Pasadena’s Fountain Ballroom
191 N. Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

About Red Hen Press

Red Hen Press has published over 300 titles since its inception in 1994, created three prestigious literary awards, begun four reading series in each Los Angeles and New York, and assisted thousands of underserved students throughout Los Angeles County with Red Hen’s Writing in the Schools program. This event also proudly marks Red Hen’s third year of operating in Pasadena.
Proceeds from this event will help Red Hen continue its tradition of literary excellence by supporting its operations and programs, including its work in local schools.

Tables are available for between $1,000 and $5,000; individual tickets are $110. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Konish at Individual tickets can be purchased at

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