Des Zamorano’s novel, Human Cargo, carries on in the fine tradition of LA noir with private investigator and krav maga aficionado, Inez Leon. Zamorano ends her guerrilla reading at LitFest Pasadena with Leon announcing a provocative, “Glendale’s the reason why I’m here.”
Poet Laurel Ann Bogen does a guerrilla reading of two poems from her book, Washing a Language, at LitFest Pasadena: Vocation of the Chair and Winchester Mystery House. Yes, it’s about that world-famous mystery house. And much more:
and so built sliding floors, gilt-edged parlors
and staircases at the top of which a door
slammed against heaven.
Yet, isn’t that what we all want –
to stave off death with architecture
of our own design?
Poet Just Kibbe of the Pirate Pig Collective drove a white sedan to the second annual LitFest Pasadena. He handed out big, fat markers and invited people to write poems on it. After some hesitation – What should I write? What kind of poem is right for a car? Do you have any white-out? – people began to write. Their own poems. Poems by Famous Poets.
In her article at The Atlantic, Taking Literature to the Streets, Katharine Schwab profiles a number of terrific ventures around the world that take literature out of bookstores and libraries and, well, into the streets. GuerrillaReads was included