LitFest Pasadena will be held throughout the Pasadena Playhouse District on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, May 21, from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event celebrates its sixth year with a packed weekend of readings, authors’ panels, poetry, and celebrity guests — programming for all ages and interests. Presented by the nonprofit arts and education organizations Light Bringer Project and Literature for Life.
• “Sunshine Noir” on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Join a lively panel of L.A. mystery writers as they explore the inspirations, challenges, and adventures involved in writing about crime, danger, mystery, death, and even evil in the land of sunshine, surf, and optimism.
With Naomi Hirahara (“Sayonara Slam”), Steph Cha (“Dead Soon Enough”), Phoef Sutton (“Heart Attack & Vine”), Adam Walker Phillips (“The Silent Second: A Chuck Restic Mystery”), Jo Perry (“Dead Is Better”), moderated by Gary Phillips (“The Cocaine Chronicles”). Read more