Red Hen Press welcomes poets Nicole Stellon O’Donnell and Benjamin Saltman award winner M. Soledad Caballero in this virtual poetry special! Nicole and M. Soledad will discuss poetry and memory, history, and identity. We’ll explore a poet’s way of connecting with themselves, their pasts, and reconciling their identities as they juggle the various “roles” they play in their lives. This will certainly be a conversation you won’t want to miss! Viewable LIVE on Wednesday, September 8, at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
All events listed below take place online. Please visit the organizers’ websites for details.
Red Hen Press and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City of Santa Monica and the Annenberg Community Beach House, are proud to present this fantastic virtual reading and conversation from four women authors who hold interesting, non-literary full-time professions. We’ll explore how these authors balance their jobs with the creativity and work that comes with writing and promoting a book. We welcome nurse Yu-Han Chao, lawyer Joan Nockels Wilson, fisher and engineer Mia Heavener, and researcher, activist, and educator Florencia Ramirez. Tune in to learn how these fantastic women balanced work with their literary love!
Red Hen’s next installment of our Hen House at Home series features two incredible fiction writers: Lily Hoang, author of UNDERNEATH, and Jaye Viner, author of JANE OF BATTERY PARK. Both of these fictional novels have a basis in today’s reality: UNDERNEATH inspired by real life events, and JANE OF BATTERY PARK drawing inspiration from the very extremes of extremist organizations. This event will explore and highlight the trauma their characters suffer, and the choices they make because of what trauma leaves behind.
Jim Peterson, author of THE SADNESS OF WHIRLWINDS, and Beth Gilstrap, author of Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Award Winner DEADHEADING AND OTHER STORIES, join us for this installment of the Red Hen Press Hen House at Home series! This week, we’re focusing on short stories: the craft of writing them, the decisions and choices the authors make, and how their universal goal of leaving a lasting effect on the reader is reached through two differing collections that are unified in that quest to connect. We welcome guest moderator Fred Arroyo, who will help facilitate this conversation! Viewable LIVE on Thursday, October 7 at 4:00pm PT at www.redhen.org/virtual, www.youtube.com/redhenpress, and www.facebook.com/redhenpress.
We are so excited to return to ArtNight Pasadena this fall! This October, ArtNight Pasadena returns in a hybrid capacity. Red Hen’s activities will be held ENTIRELY ONLINE, so keep an eye out on October 8 for our dedicated web page on our website! We’ll be hanging out on Zoom and talking about publishing, and you can enter for a chance to win free books! Hope to see you on October 8 at 6:00pm PT!