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

Jervey Tervalon

Another Southland: BIPOC Writers and their LA Stories, Saturday, May 4 at 12:30pm-1:30pm,
Craft and Creativity, Saturday, May 4, 2:00pm-3:00pm,
For the Love of Horror, Saturday, May 4, 5:00-6:00pm, Mountain View Mausoleum

Jervey Tervalon, MFA, is the award-winning, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of five books including Understanding This, a novel based on his experiences teaching at Locke High School in Los Angeles, for which he won the Quality Paper Book Club’s New Voice’s Award.  Jervey was born in New Orleans and raised in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where he attended Foshay Junior High. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from UC Irvine and was a Disney Screenwriting fellow and a Shanghai Writers Association Fellow. He is the Founder and Director of Literature for Life. He is also the Co-founder and Literary Director of LitFest Pasadena. Currently he teaches fiction writing and Literature at the College of Creative Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara. His Latest novel is Monster’s Chef published by Amistad/HarperCollins.