It’s finally here!

Pasadena’s own Literary Festival is right around the corner, and Prospect Park Books is thrilled to have our authors speaking at three different panels this year! Panels are spread all throughout Pasadena, so be sure to check the official LitFest schedule to make sure you know where to be and when. Venues include Vroman’s, The Pasadena Playhouse, and more, so consult the PPB author schedule below and plan accordingly!


Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(Art exhibitions will run from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. all weekend, while panels are generally from 11:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.)


Greater Pasadena Area, Playhouse District

Click HERE to see full event schedule listing, and click HERE for all venue locations.

Prospect Park Author Schedule

LitFest Pasadena has a great lineup of authors and artists this year, and we’re proud to announce PPB will be represented at three panels. Check out our schedule below for more information on where and when you can find our authors this weekend!

Saturday, May 20th


“Sunshine Noir”

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena 91101

Featuring PPB authors Phoef Sutton (Crush, Heart Attack and Vine), Naomi Hirahara (the Mas Arai mystery series),  and Adam Walker Phillips (the Chuck Restic mystery series—coming soon!).

“A panel of L.A. mystery writers explore writing about crime, danger, mystery, death, and even evil in the land of sunshine, surf, and optimism.”


Sunday, May 21st

“The Humor & Heartbreak of L.A.”

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Friendship Room, Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena 91101

Featuring PPB authors Lian Dolan (Helen of Pasadena, Elizabeth the First Wife) and Christopher Noxon (Plus One).

“Critic and essayist David Ulin moderates a conversation with four novelists who have all set stories in L.A., with varying degrees of humor and heartbreak, realism and imagination, fame and invisibility.”



“The L.A. Cookbook: How the City Eats & Cooks”

2 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Friendship Room, Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave. Pasadena 91101

Featuring L.A. Mexicano author Bill Esparza.

“Some say Los Angeles is the country’s best food city, and who are we to argue? Joseph Shuldiner of The Institute of Domestic Technology will moderate a discussion among some of the city’s most interesting cookbook authors about immigrant influences in SoCal cuisine, the accessibility of ingredients, hybrid cooking styles, and how L.A.’s food is influencing the world.”


These are just a few of the amazing panels scheduled for this weekend, so be sure to check the official schedule for a full list of all the panels, exhibits, and readings taking place for LitFest this year.

We hope to see you there!

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