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Reading from "A Room With a Darker View" for LitFest Pasadena

Updated: Mar 28, 2022

On Sunday, May 16th I read an excerpt of A Room With a Darker View for LitFest Pasadena's livestreamed program of readings, poetry, film, panel discussions, and more. The program was diverse, ranging in conversations about social justice, cultural equity, race relations" to great words from author activists touching on "inclusivity in graphic novels, writing the SoCal experience, writing complicated families, speculative fiction, true crime, podcasting and 2020."

This short excerpt from my memoir details my move to Pasadena in the 1980s at 16-years-old while my mother's untreated mental illness undermined her effort to practice criminal defense law on the east coast. The contrast between our lives as I ditched school and zipped around the Altadena foothills in a red mustang listening to KROQ Radio could not have been more stunning.

Find out more about LitFest Pasadena on their website and watch pieces of the program on their youtube channel.

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