Bain, C.

C. Bain Local Presses Read with Red Hen Press, Cahuenga Press, and FlowerSong Press, Saturday, May 6, 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mt. View Mausoleum C. Bain is a gender liminal writer, performer, and artist. His work focuses on interstices of sex and violence, the queer body subjected to the extraction of knowledge. His plays have been presented at […]

Daniels, Ezra Claytan

Ezra Claytan Daniels Crafting the Future, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Ezra Claytan Daniels is a mixed-race (Black/white) American multidisciplinary artist. Born and raised in Sioux City, Iowa, Ezra is the creator of the award-winning sci-fi/horror graphic novels Upgrade Soul (Oni Press) and BTTM FDRS (Fantagraphics). His work has been featured on […]

Aoki, Ryka

Ryka Aoki Crafting the Future, Sunday, May 7 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Ryka Aoki is a poet, composer, teacher, and novelist. Her latest novel, Light From Uncommon Stars (Tor Books 2021) was an Alex, SCKA, and Otherwise Award winner, and was also a finalist for the Hugo, Locus, and Ignyte Awards.  Ryka is a […]

Dunn, Samantha

Samantha Dunn BOOKISH, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Samantha Dunn has a broad career in publishing. She’s currently the senior editor of premium content at the Southern California News Group, which publishes the Orange County Register and Pasadena Star-News, among other regional newspapers. She produces the virtual program on BOOKISH about authors, thinkers […]

Dumars, Denise

Denise Dumars New Verse: Speculative Poetry, Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Denise Dumars is a widely published and awarded writer of poetry and short fiction. She is currently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work appears in numerous journals and anthologies; most currently her story “Scrape” was published in Other Terrors: An […]

Dubriel, Mary

Mary Dubriel Bells Toll Ad Infinitum, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Mary Dubriel is a recently retired civil servant. Mary Is a humble and unassuming follower of Jesus Christ. She is a mother and grandmother. Recently committing to the challenge of the Creative Writing class at the Ahmanson Senior Center has been […]

Dowell, Ron L.

Ron L. Dowell Shaking Hands: Crossing the Chasm, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Ron L. Dowell is the author of Watts UpRise, a poetry collection released by World Stage Press on July 13, 2022. Watts UpRise is a very public love letter to the city of Watts, Los Angeles. The collection honors […]

Dove, Linda

Linda Dove East Pasadena Poets, Sunday, May 7 at 5:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Linda Dove holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature and teaches college writing. She is also an award-winning poet of four books: In Defense of Objects (2009), O Dear Deer, (2011), This Too (2017), and Fearn (2019), as well as the scholarly collection of essays, Women, Writing, and the Reproduction of Culture in […]

Dolan, Lian

Lian Dolan Requited Love, Saturday, May 6 at 5:00pm and Food Culture: How Food Connects Us to Our Wellbeing, Sunday, May 7 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Lian Dolan is a writer, producer and podcaster who lives in Pasadena. She’s the author of four bestselling novels, including The Sweeney Sisters and her latest, Lost and […]

Dewi Oka, Cynthia

Cynthia Dewi Oka Building Our Canon: Queer Writers Tracing Literary Ancestries, Saturday, May 6 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Originally from Bali, Indonesia, Cynthia Dewi Oka is the author of four books of poems, most recently A Tinderbox in Three Acts (BOA Editions, 2022) and Fire Is Not a Country (Northwestern University Press, 2021). A recipient of the […]

Deyan, Debra

Debra Deyan Narrating You Own Audiobook, Sunday, May 7 at 3:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Debra Deyan is a 30 year veteran producer of audiobooks and owner of Deyan Audio the world’s largest independent producer of audiobooks, working for over 30 publishers. She has won numerous awards including 4 Grammys, 11 Grammy nominations, countless Audies, Odyssey, […]

Deón, Natashia

Natashia Deón In the Belly of the Beast: Understanding Los Angeles, Sunday, May 7 at 12:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Natashia Deónis a two-time NAACP Image Award Nominee for Outstanding Literature, Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award Nominee in Fiction, a practicing criminal attorney, and author of the critically acclaimed and widely-reviewed novels, The Perishing and GRACE, which […]