LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland’s free literary arts festival, celebrates its sixth year with a weekend of events, authors’ panels and readings on
May 20 & 21, 2017. LitFest Pasadena is presented by Light Bringer Project and Literature for Life.
LitFest will unfold again on the sidewalks and in the storefronts, corridors and unique venues of the highly walkable Playhouse District. Vroman’s Bookstore and the Pasadena Playhouse will serve as anchor points, as the festival continues its legacy of featuring Pulitzer Prize winners,
L.A.’s most diverse and exciting authors, and eclectic discussion panels.
Here are a few highlights:
- Renowned food critic Jonathan Gold will lead a panel exploring The Legacy of Julia Child, Pasadena’s own legendary chef, writer and television celebrity. This event is also co-sponsored by the L.A. Times Food Bowl.
- Gary Phillips will moderate Sunshine Noir, a panel of crime and mystery writers who will unearth a trove of crime, danger, mystery death and, even evil, in the land of sunshine, surf and optimism.
- Sci-Fest L.A. joins LitFest this year, treating audiences to dramatic readings of the works of finalists competing for the Roswell Award which will be presented live and in-person. A Tomorrow Prize will also be presented to outstanding emerging writers of our L.A. County high schools.
- Award-winning author and journalist, Jean Guerrero, will discuss her experiences reporting out of hostile environments in Latin America, with panel Conflict Zone Reporting For Young Female Journalists.
- Fusion-Ha!: Manga Influences on American Comic Books Hear all about it from our expert panelists as they discuss the impact manga and anime have had on comics and culture. Guests panelists from Nickelodeon’s show Avatar the Last Airbender, to Marvel and DC’s manga-influenced artists Babs Tarr (Batgirl), Annie Wu (Black Canary), and Kris Anka (Captain Marvel)
For more information please visit LitfestPasadena.org!