PASADENA, CA – Red Hen Press will celebrate its 23rd annual benefit at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena on November 12th with a champagne luncheon. The afternoon festivities will highlight Red Hen’s vibrant tradition in the literary community with performances from local school children, a silent auction, and readings by acclaimed authors Camille Dungy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and A. E. Stallings!

Silent Auction begins at 11:00 AM

Thank you to our Media Sponsors!
Official Online Media Sponsors: Pasadena Now, Los Angeles Review of Books

Silver Tables Hosted By:


Laurel Ann Bogen, author of Psychosis in the Produce Department (Red Hen Press, 2016)

Luis Rodriguez, 2014 Los Angeles Poet Laureate

Amy Gerstler, author of Scattered at Sea (Penguin, 2015)

Judy Grahn, author of Hanging On Our Own Bones  (Red Hen Press, 2017)

Patt Morrison, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at the Los Angeles Times

Ishmael Reed, poet, activist, and Guggenheim Foundation Award recipient


Eloise Klein Healy, author of A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings (Red Hen Press, 2013)

Brendan Constantine, author of Dementia My Darling (Red Hen Press, 2016)

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic

Ron Carlson, author of The Blue Box (Red Hen Press, 2014)

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