LitFest in the Dena Saturday and Sunday 12:30-6pm May 4-5 2004

Chou, Jackie

Jackie Chou headshot

Jackie Chou Altadena Poetry Review, Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Jackie Chou is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee whose poem Formosa was a finalist in the 2023 Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Prize. She has numerous poems published by Fevers of the Mind Poetry Digest inspired by the late great Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Pablo […]

Dutton, Pauli

Pauli Dutton

Pauli Dutton Altadena Poetry Review, Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Pauli Dutton has an MLIS from the University of Southern California.  As a librarian she founded Poetry and Cookies poetry readings, workshops, and annual poetry anthology, precursor to the Altadena Poetry Review. Her poem While Teaching Line Dancing was nominated by ONE ART for Orison […]

Kingfisher Campbell, Don

Don Kingfisher Campbell

Don Kingfisher Campbell Altadena Poetry Review, Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA Antioch University L.A., taught at Occidental College Upward Bound for 36 years, board member California Poets In The Schools, publisher Four Feathers Press, host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading and workshop series in Pasadena, California. For awards, […]

Carswell, Sean

Sean Carswell

Sean Carswell Punks from Music to Literature: The New Writers, Sunday, May 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Sean Carswell is the author of seven books, including the novel Madhouse Fog, the short-story collection The Metaphysical Ukulele, and the nonfiction book Occupy Pynchon. He is one of the founders of Razorcake magazine and Gorsky Press. He’s an associate professor […]

Covington, Ron

Ron Covington

Ron Covington Beyond Borders: Readings and Conversations with African American, LGBTQ and other marginalized writers, Saturday, May 4, 3:30-4:30pm Writer/Producer/Partner in the Production Company, The Cre8ive Consortium Grew up in San Diego and studied theatre under Dr. Floyd Gaffney, James Avery, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Was mentored in playwrighting under Tony Award Winner, Joseph A. […]

Brittan Rosado, Michelle

Michelle Brittan Rosado

Michelle Brittan Rosado Poetry of Preservation: Other Californias and Beyond, Sunday, May 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was published by University of Wisconsin Press. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner […]

Berry, Iris

Iris Berry

Iris Berry Punks from Music to Literature: The New Writers, Sunday, May 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Iris Berry is the author of; Two Blocks East of Vine, The Underground Guide to Los Angeles (2nd Edition), The Daughters of Bastards, The Trouble with Palm Trees, Gas Station Etiquette, and All That Shines Under […]

Bardot, Autumn

Autumn Bardot

Autumn Bardot All World-Building Is Local, Sunday, May 5,  2:00-3:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Autumn Bardot writes historical fiction and more about fearless women and dangerous passions.  She has taught advanced literary analysis and writing for nineteen years. She has two traditionally published historical erotica, three indie historicals, four fun urban fantasies, a non-fiction, and a […]

Pacheco Bell, Jonathan

Jonathan Pacheco Bell

Jonathan Pacheco Bell Excavating the Future in Los Angeles: A Discussion of Mike Davis’s City of Quartz, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Jonathan Pacheco Bell is a Senior Embedded Planner at 4LEAF, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning at Cal Poly Pomona. Born in Boyle Heights and raised in East LA and […]

Wilson Cárdenas, Jessica M.

Jessica Wilson Cárdenas headshot

Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas Getting the Word Out, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas, an International Chicana Poet, born in East Los Angeles, CA. She is a 3rd generation Beatnik, with a BA and MFA in Writing (UCR and Otis) She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Los […]

Castellucci, Cecil

Cecil Castellucci headshot

Cecil Castellucci Writing Heroes for all Ages: Comic Book Authors, Sunday, May 5, 12:30-1:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Cecil Castellucci is the award winning and New York Times Bestselling author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and Odd […]

Covarrubias, Ernesto

Ernesto Covarrubias

Ernesto Covarrubias Libraries That Make the Neighborhood, May 5th, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Ernesto Covarrubias, a SoCal native, started in libraries in 2013 as a library page with LA County Library. His supportive colleagues and time with the library motivated him to pursue a career in library science. In 2021, he received his […]