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Join us for two days of live readings at The dA Center for the Arts in Pomona, California!

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The 2014 SGVLF Schedule

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Jan 202014

12:00 – 1:00

Grant Hier 12:00 – 12:20
Brian Yu 12:20 – 12:40
Mary Torregrossa 12:40 – 1:00

1:20 – 2:20

Thomas R. Thomas 1:20 – 1:40
Lauren Candia 1:40 – 2:00
Alice Pero 2:00 – 2:20

2:40 – 3:40

Ricki Mandeville 2:40 – 3:00
Michael Buckley 3:00 – 3:20
Michael Dwayne Smith 3:20 – 3:40

4:00 – 5:00

Elder Zamora 4:00 – 4:10
Sergei Smirnoff 4:10 – 4:20
Jeffrey Graessley 4:20 – 4:30
Kevin Ridgeway 4:30 – 4:40
Phil Taggart 4:40 – 5:00

5:20 – 6:20

Eric Morago 5:15 – 5:30
Christopher Trevilla 5:30 – 5:40
Donna Hilbert 5:40 – 6:00
Tony Barnstone 6:00 – 6:20

6:40 – 7:40

Brendan Constantine 6:40 – 7:00
Scott Creley 7:00 – 7:10
Michael Miller 7:10 – 7:20
Andrew Tonkovich 7:20 – 7:40

8:00 – 9:00

Marsha De La O 8:00 – 8:30
Suzanne Lummis 8:30 – 9:00
Jan 122014
Building on the success of the 2013 festival, we are partnering with The dA Center for the Arts and bringing together some of the finest writing talent from the SGV and beyond for this free day-long event.
There will be readings by highly acclaimed authors, this year we are honored to have Suzanne Lummis, Christopher Buckley, and Andrew Tonkovichas our featured readers. There will be readings all day as well as the opportunity to meet writers, buy books and get them signed, and meet other literary enthusiasts. Come be a part of this gathering of the arts community!

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 The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.

Nov 122013

Join us this Friday, November 15th for a reading and silent auction fundraiser starring Suzanne Lummis and Tony Barnstone.

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone

Tony Barnstone is the Albert Upton Professor of English at Whittier College.

His books of poetry include Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki (BKMK Press, 2009, winner of the John Ciardi Prize in Poetry), The Golem of Los Angeles (Red Hen Press, 2008, winner, Benjamin Saltman Award); Sad Jazz: Sonnets(Sheep Meadow Press, 2005); and Impure: Poems by Tony Barnstone (University Press of Florida, 1998), in addition to the chapbook Naked Magic (Main Street Rag). He is also a distinguished translator of Chinese poetry and literary prose and an editor of literary textbooks. His books in these areas are widely utilized. Among his awards are a fellowship from the NEA, a fellowship from the California Arts Council, a Pushcart Prize, and 1st place in in the 2008 Strokestown Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of many national poetry prizes and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council.

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis

Suzanne Lummis is the founding director of The Los Angeles Poetry Festival.

The LA Poetry Festival produced, together with Beyond Baroque, the 25-event, citywide series, “Night and the City: L.A. Noir in Poetry, Fiction and Film” in 2011.  She is the Literary Director for The Arroyo Arts Collective’s, “Poetry in the Windows,” the popular public art project that for five placed the work of Los Angeles poets in shop windows and will resume in 2014.  She has poems forthcoming in the debut issue of an ambitious new literary magazine edited by Christopher Buckley, Miramar, in Solo Novo published by Glenna Luschei, and a defining essay on the Poem Noir for New Mexico’s Malpais Review, for which she is the California correspondent.Her next collection, Open 24 Hours, will be published by Red Hen Press.

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Feb 182013

Thank you for making the festival such a grand success. We received between 1800-2000 visitors (we’re still counting the last of them!), had dozens and dozens of readings, and loved having you there to support the arts & literacy.

Stay tuned for video, press, and photos. You were all amazing.

See you in 2014!

Mann of War by John Brantingham

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Jan 302013

Just in time for SGVLitfest, John Brantingham has released his new novel, Mann of War. Buy it through our clickthough by simply clicking on the banner below!

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