Thank you for joining Red Hen Press as we

celebrated our 24th anniversary!

Keep an eye out for details about your 25th anniversary benefit in Fall 2019!

The reception ran from 11 am - 2:30 pm on October 28, 2018, at the beautiful Castle Green in Pasadena. The afternoon's festivities highlighted Red Hen's vibrant tradition in the literary community with performances from Writing in the Schools participants, a silent auction, and readings by the acclaimed authors Ann Hood, Jonathan Lethem, and Marilyn Nelson.

For more information on 2018's featured readers and other featured authors, please see the "2018 Featured Authors" tab.
Gold Tables Hosted By:

Kate Gale, co-founder and managing editor of Red Hen Press

Ann Hood, recipient of two Pushcart Prizes 

Jonathan Lethem, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Marilyn Nelson, recipient of the Frost Medal 

Silver Tables Hosted By:

Carina Chocano, winner of the National Books Critics Circle Award for Criticism

Brendan Constantine, poet and performer

BH Fairchild, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry

Judy Grahn, American Book Award winner

Rachel Howzell Hall, creator of one of The Guardian's "Top Female Detectives"

Eloise Klein Healy, inaugural poet laureate of Los Angeles

Joe Ide, Macavity Award winner

Rachel Ignotofsky, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator

Sandra Tsing Loh, named by Variety as one of America's 50 most influential comedians

Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer, co-founders of the Los Angeles Review of Books

Alice Quinn, writer and Executive Director of the Poetry Society of America

Luis Rodriguez, poet laureate of Los Angeles (2014-2016)