Published : Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12:28 PM
[UPDATED] The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors (PFWA) announced the exciting schedule of participating authors for the Saturday, April 6, 2019 annual event to be held at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featured speaker is best selling author Paula McLain and her latest novel Love and Ruin; as well as two finalists for the 2018 National Book award—Rebecca Makkai with her novel The Great Believers and Sigrid Nunez with The Friend; Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley; Nova Jacobs and her novel The Last Equation of Isaac Severy; The Ensemble by Aja Gabel; and Zinzi Clemmons with What We Lose.
The PFWA gives women authors a platform to share their personal experiences and journeys as writers, inspiring avid readers. The consistently sold-out event, now 11 years old, has celebrated over 50 women authors and over $300,000 has been raised to support literary programs in the local community.
2018 PFWA proceeds went to Pasadena Public Library’s One City, One Story program; the Pasadena Senior Center’s Lifetime Learning Masters Series; Pasadena City College’s Writer in Residence and Creative Writing Academy; PEN America and their Emerging Voices Writer Stipend; and WriteGirl, supporting high school student writing workshops. A portion of every ticket purchase is tax deductible. Community sponsorships are available at levels ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, providing different benefits including program recognition and event tickets.
The PFWA program includes 7 speakers, breakout sessions and quick selling seats. Large screen video projection will deliver a quality experience for all attendees. The full day event includes a continental breakfast during registration and a sit-down lunch. Authors will be available to answer questions at the end of each session, meet attendees and sign books that will be available for sale at the PFWA bookstore.
Reserved seating Patron tickets are available at our website, Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, as well as further details on the 2019 program, the history of the festival and videos of previous speakers. Unreserved individual seating $100 tickets go on sale February 1, 2019. Join the mailing list to receive updates on ticket availability and event information.