Los Angeles Review, Wild Light Poetry Contest, deadline October 15th, submit online!

Los Angeles Review
Wild Light Poetry Contest
October 15, 2013
Entry Fee:
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review will be given annually for a poem. Kate Gale will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than 200 lines each with a $25 entry fee by October 15. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.
Los Angeles Review, Wild Light Poetry Contest, c/o Red Hen Press, P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114. (626) 356-4760. Kate Gale, Editor.

Poetry Prom

Please join us! Red Hen Press is excited to host Poetry Prom on Saturday, October 5th from 4pm to 6pm, at 1450 Ocean in Santa Monica.
Never mind that we’re half a year early: authors Brendan Constantine, Nicelle Davis, Kate Durbin, Katherine Factor, Kim Henderson, and Charles Hood, will perform. Plus, there will be beverages and light fare, live music and dancing, a photo booth, and a poetry-themed midway. You won’t want to miss this!

Poetry Prom is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged but not required. To let 1450 Ocean know you’ll attend, please visit smgov.net/reserve, or email Red Hen staff at publicity@redhen.org.
Parking and Transport: Parking is $1 for first 2.5 hours in Parking Structure 7 (off Broadway west of 4th) or 8 (off 2nd St. north of Colorado) adjacent to the Santa Monica Place Mall. Every 30 min. thereafter is $1.50 to a maximum of $14. There are also meters on Ocean Avenue; $2/hr maximum 2 hours. After hours local lots offer flat rates. Buses that serve 1450 Ocean include Routes 1, 7 and Rapid 7, 10. Visit bigbluebus.com.
We hope to see you on October 5th–with sand lining the edges of your finest!

PASADENA, CA – Red Hen Press will celebrate its 19th anniversary at the Westin Hotel in Pasadena on November 10th with an annual 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 raffle, appearances by theoretical cosmologist Sean M. Carroll and Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, as well as readings by acclaimed authors Charles Yu, C.D. Wright, and Alice Sebold.
Sunday, November 10th 2013
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Westin Pasadena’s Fountain Ballroom
191 N. Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
About the Special Guests:

Charles Yu

C.D. Wright

Alice Sebold

Charles Yu (introduced by Sean M. Carroll) is the author of the novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe, which The Center for the Study of Science Fiction named the second best science fiction novel of 2011. He also published the short story collections Third Class Superhero and Sorry Please Thank You. In 2007, he was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.” He works as a lawyer and lives with his family in Santa Monica.

C.D. Wright has written a dozen poetry collections, most recently One With Others, which won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Award, a Robert Creeley Award, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Former Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, she is currently the Israel J. Kapstein Professor at Brown University.

Alice Sebold is the author of international bestseller The Lovely Bones. Her memoir, Lucky, was #1 on The New York Times bestseller list, and her second novel, Almost Moon, encouraged a heated national dialogue about matricide and mental illness. The Lovely Bones was made into a feature film in 2009, written and directed by the Academy Award winning director, Peter Jackson.
Other notable guests include Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, Ron Carlson, Sean M. Carroll, Mark Doty, Patt Morrison, Lisa See, Susan Straight, Red Hen’s co-founders Mark E. Cull and Kate Gale, and the event’s MC, Brendan Constantine.

Proceeds from this event will help Red Hen Press continue its tradition of literary excellence by supporting its operations and programs, including the press’ work in local schools. Individual tickets are available for $125 (see link above), and tables can be purchased starting at $1150 (more information here). If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Chris Konish by calling 626.356.4760 , or emailing development@redhen.org.

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