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

Watts, Ashley

Ashley Watts

Ashley Watts Libraries That Make the Neighborhood, May 5th, 12:30 – 1:30pm, Mt. View Mausoleum Ashley Watts is the Assistant District Director of the Altadena Library District. She was previously a Senior Library Supervisor of Children’s Services and Children’s Librarian. She was born and raised in New Orleans, LA and moved to California six years ago […]

Washington, Romaine

Romaine Washington

Romaine Washington Poetry of Preservation: Other Californias and Beyond, Sunday, May 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm Romaine Washington is a twice-nominated Pushcart Prize poet whose work has also been nominated for Best of the Net. Washington is an Inland Empire native, and the author of Purgatory Has an Address, a poetry mini-memoir centered in San Bernardino […]

Williams, Mary

Mary Williams

Mary Williams Bookstores that Make the Neighborhood, Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Mary Williams is the general manager of Skylight Books, a general interest independent bookstore in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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 […]

Terzian-Zeitounian, Alene

Dr. Alene Terzian-Zeitounian

Alene Terzian-Zeitounian Dr. Alene Terzian-Zeitounian is a globally minded leader and educator who is interested in social justice advocacy, developing culturally responsive curricula, and fostering honest cross-cultural dialogue. She is an author, advocate, and researcher whose doctoral work focused on educational policy, professional development, and improving student success and retention. She currently teaches creative writing […]

Woods, C. Jerome

Jerome Woods headshot

C. Jerome Woods Beyond Borders: Readings and Conversations with African American, LGBTQ and other marginalized writers, Saturday, May 4, 3:30-4:30pm C. Jerome Woods, Founding Director of the Black LGBT Project (chronicles the lives and contributions of Black LGBT persons and their significant others) is a published poet and author whose work has appeared in various […]

Wertman, Janet

Janet Wertman All World-Building Is Local, Sunday, May 5,  2:00-3:00pm, Mt. View Mausoleum By day, Janet Wertman is a freelance grantwriter for impactful nonprofits. By night, she writes critically acclaimed, character-driven historical fiction – indulging a passion for the Tudor era she had harbored since she was eight years old and her parents let her […]

Watson, Holly

Holly Watson SoCal Crime Writers, Saturday, May 4, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum and Getting the Word Out, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Holly Watson is the founder of HWPR, a literary publicity firm based in LA in 2015. She has been working in publishing since the late 90’s, when she lived and worked […]

Ward, Pam

Pam Ward

Pam Ward To Pimp a Butterfly, Saturday, May 4, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Writer/designer, Pam Ward just released her poetry book BETWEEN GOOD MEN & NO MAN AT ALL, World Stage Press. She’s published two novels, WANT SOME GET SOME, and BAD GIRLS BURN SLOW, Kensington. A UCLA graduate, recipient of a California Arts Council […]

Vogl Saenz, Alicia

Alicia Vogl Saenz Embodied Landscapes: Water, Wildlife, and the Geographies that Shape Us, Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Alicia Vogl Saenz is a poet, meditation instructor, and museum professional at LACMA who brings her queer and mixed immigrant background to her writing and teaching. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies such […]

Van Camp, Wendy

Wendy Van Camp

Wendy Van Camp City of Phantoms: Poetry of Unseen Boroughs, Saturday, May 4 12:30pm-1:45pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Wendy Van Camp is Poet Laureate Emerita for Anaheim, California. She is a speculative poet, author, editor, artist, and podcaster. Her poetry is influenced by cutting edge technology, astronomy, and daydreams. She is a nominated finalist for the […]

Biblio Sinensis

Biblio Sinensis

Eugene Cordell and Stefanie Warner of Biblio Sinensis Biblio Sinensis: Pairing Tea & Readers, Sunday, May 5, 3:30-4:30pm, Mountain View Mausoleum Eugene (book publisher) and Stefanie (tea sommelier) host Biblio Sinensis, a podcast about books over teatime. Their enthusiasm over book culture and tea allow their guests to talk freely about their knowledge and opinions […]