Inaugural San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival Kicks off Feb. 15

The three days event, happening in West Covina, will bring poets, fictions writers, children's writers, and artists from the Los Angeles area and beyond together.

On President’s Weekend, Feb. 15-17, 2013, the City of West Covina will be hosting the first San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival.

The festival will bring poets, fiction writers, children’s writers and artists from the Los Angeles area and all over the world to present their work to the people of the San Gabriel Valley.

The festival also will focus on the work of local writers, and all residents are invited to participate in open mics and readings featuring their work.

One of the poets being featured is Eloise Klein Healy, the newly named poet laureate of Los Angeles. Others include Suzanne Lummis who has been a central figure of Los Angeles, Tony Barnstone and international writers like T. Anders Carson from Canada and Simon Fruelund, one of Denmark’s best selling fiction writers.

There will be days focused on mystery writers, graphic novelists, and children’s authors along with booths for publishers, bookstores, writers, magazines, and artists.

The mission of the literary festival is to create an egalitarian environment where the work of the writers of the San Gabriel Valley is celebrated and recognized by the world-wide literary community.

Click here for the schedule of events.

The San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival http://sgvlitfest.com/ is proud to be partnering with the City of West Covina http://www.westcovina.org/, the West Covina Library http://www.colapublib.org/libs/wcovina/index.php, the Friends of the West Covina Library http://www.colapublib.org/support/friends.html, and Gatsby Books http://www.gatsbybooks.com/.

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