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Altadenans Participating in LitFest PasadenaEvent

The March 17 Pasadena literary event has organizers, authors, and other participants from Altadena

The name of a new literary event that will be held on March 17 has the word "Pasadena" next to it, but that does not mean that surrounding communities won't be involved.

The March 17 Litfest Pasadena event has several organizers from Altadena, as well as authors and other panelists.

Michele Zack, a board member at Altadena Heritage and former Town Council member, has been working hard on helping to organize the event.

She notes that the Altadena participants will include Jervey Tervalon, novelist and USC creative writing teacher, who is one of the founders of the event and will be moderating discussion panels.

Also participating will be Altadena resident Michelle Huneven, who will be interviewed by Pasadena Star-News Public Editor Larry Wilson. That interview discussion will be one of the two main events of the day, according to Zack.

Huneven's is currently teaching in Iowa but willl be returning for the festival, Zack said.  Her most recent work is "Blame" and takes place in Pasadena and Altadena.

In addition, Joseph Shuldiner, a founder of the now-defunct Altadena Urban Farmers Market and the market manager for the , will be part of a panel on cookbooks in the Internet age.

The event will be held at Pasadena Central Park from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, and there will be exhibits, food trucks, and live music.  Details of the panels and the full day schedule are available on the event's website.

Editor's note: The original version of this story decsribed the Huneven interview as a panel discussion.

michele Zack March 09, 2012 at 05:35 PM
The event was actually and very consciously named LITFEST pasadena, not the other way around, because we knew it would then be nicknamed just LitFest. The idea has been to draw many local authors from local communities so we have lots of talent from South Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, Hollywood, etc. Check out our website!

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