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Thursday, July 13, 2017
Red Hen Press’ 23rd Benefit Champagne Luncheon
Red Hen Press will celebrate its 23rd anniversary at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena on November 12th with an annual benefit champagne luncheon. The afternoon festivities will highlight Red Hen’s vibrant tradition of excellence in the literary community with performances from local students, excellent cuisine, a silent auction, and readings by acclaimed authors Camille Dungy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and A. E. Stallings.
Other notable guests includes Afaa Weaver, Amy Gerstler, Brendan Constantine, Eloise Klein Healy, Ishmael Reed, Jonathan Gold, Judy Grahn, Laurel Ann Bogen, Luis Rodriguez, Patt Morrison, and Ron Carlson.
Funds raised through the Benefit Luncheon will support Red Hen Press and its three flagship programs: publishing, Writing in the Schools, and literary events.
Red Hen Press is committed to publishing works of literary excellence, supporting diversity, and promoting literacy in our local schools. We seek a community of readers and writers who are actively engaged in the essential human practice known as literature.
About Red Hen Press
Red Hen Press was founded in 1994, when co-founders Kate Gale and Mark E. Cull sold nearly all they owned to begin publishing talented writers whose works had been overlooked for far too long. Since then, Red Hen has released more than 400 books of poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction from authors both emerging and established, including the Poet Laureates of multiple states.
Red Hen has established itself as a significant cultural presence in Southern California and beyond through diverse public programs, including:
• Writing in the Schools, an outreach program which conducts writing workshops for K-12 students in Los Angeles, CA.
• Over 20 yearly readings and conversation series in New York City and greater Los Angeles.
• Eight literary awards conferring $10,000 to emerging writers annually.
• The Los Angeles Review, an online and nationally distributed literary journal.
• Eight unique imprints including representative authors from China, the UK, and Alaska, as well as series focused on featuring queer, lesbian, and latino writers.
This November will mark Red Hen Press’ 23rd anniversary. “We invite you to help us celebrate!”
Individual tickets are available at $175, and tables for 10 can be purchased starting at $1,500.