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LitFest Pasadena This Saturday

Pasadena’s first community-wide book festival is launching this Saturday. The free event will feature local authors and publishers in readings and panel discussions, as well as children’s activities, music, theater, and best of all, food trucks.

Pulitzer Prize winner and Pasadena resident Jonathan Gold will be in attendance for a little sit down chat with KPCC book critic David KipenLarry Wilson, event co-founder and public editor of the Pasadena Star-News, will interview award-winning novelists Janet Fitch and Michelle Huneven. And then there’s a panel discussion on L.A. Noir led by best-selling mystery writer Denise Hamilton. Find the full schedule here and here.

LitFest runs from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Pasadena’s Central Park.

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The Los Angeles Review of Books Debuts a Preview Website

The new Los Angeles Review of Books, originally scheduled to launch last October, has finally surfaced online — albeit at a temporary address. A Tumblr blog set up at lareviewofbooks.org promises daily updates of essays, book reviews and interviews, with a more comprehensive website on the horizon. The site’s first post: “The Death of the Book,” by local author Ben Ehrenreich.

Editor Tom Lutz has a grand vision for LARB, which can be found on the publication’s facebook page:

We will have regular columnists, a book news compendium, and a vast array of multimedia content—not just video and audio interviews, but readings, audio book excerpts, Skype mini-interviews, video interchanges, recorded readings, live reports from book festivals and other events—and all sorts of things we haven’t thought of yet. We’re hoping, in other words, not just to be an alternate delivery form for the dying print book review, but to help develop new ways of fostering the conversation about books and culture.

No print review could contain all of this, but we hope to eventually publish a ‘best of’ print edition; it may start as an annual, turn into a quarterly, and wind up a monthly.

To this end Lutz has recruited a cast of notable contributors, including Janet Fitch, Michael Tolkin, Hector Tobar, Cecil Castellucci, Mark Sarvas, and Laurie Winer.

FBLA Crashes Oddly Named Writers’ Soiree at Formosa

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For the record, we never need an excuse to drink with literate people. Last night was the first annual LADWP cocktail party, an homage or a spin-off of the AWP conference last year. Maybe? But the conference has nothing to do with the party last night, they take place months apart and LADWP is said to stand for LA Drinking Writers with Pens.

Weird name. Since we can’t come up with anything better. We like it. Good title. Catchy.

Pictured above are authors Janet Fitch, Erika Schickel and Sandra Tsing-Loh.

Go See Love Junkie As a Performance Piece

lovejunkieimage.jpgFull disclosure: we love The Love Junkie Rachel Resnick. We’re a notch below parking outside her window at night.

There is a live performance of her recently to paperback book, Love Junkie from director Arye Gross.

The entire release below:

On October 11th at 8pm, members of The Antaeus Theatre Company, under the direction of Arye Gross, will present “Love Junkie, A Performance Piece” at Frank Pictures Gallery against the backdrop of provocative photographs and paintings by Emma Ferreira. The evening will feature a dramatic re-telling of scenes from Resnick’s new groundbreaking book about sexual addiction and recovery, followed by a Q&A with Rachel Resnick. The event is hosted by author Rachel Resnick and Laurie Frank, and Emma Ferreira’s provocative collection, “Exposed”, which explores issues of intimacy, will also be on display. The event is from 6:30-9:30pm, with the live performance beginning at 8pm.

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Launch Party For The Rumpus

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New online magazine The Rumpus officially launched in January, but they’re just now getting around to celebrating in Los Angeles. The event will be at the Steve Allen Theater this coming Saturday, and will feature readings by:

Janet Fitch
(White Oleander and Paint it Black)
Aimee Bender (The Girl In The Flammable Skirt)
Jerry Stahl (Permanent Midnight and Painkillers)
Zak Smith (Pictures showing what happens on each page of
Thomas Pynchon‘s novel Gravity’s Rainbow)

Tickets are $10. More info here.