LitFest in the Dena

Not-Quite Silenced Voices: Overcoming Abuse of Authority

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Mountain View Mausoleum

2300 N Marengo Ave

Altadena, CA 91001

2pm-3pm in the Cloister Gardens

Participants: Paula Bernstein (moderator), Julia Bricklin, Tori Eldridge, Naomi Hirahara, Jeri Westerson

From nonfiction to mysteries, these authors’ works reveal authority figures silencing dissent by abusing their power. Their stories examine how people survive, circumvent, and overcome these abuses to create real change. With Julia Bricklin (Red Sapphire, an account of employing people blacklisted in 1950s Hollywood), Naomi Hirahara (Clark and Division delves into the internment of Japanese Americans), Tori Eldridge (The Ninja’s Blade addresses contemporary sex trafficking in LA), Jeri Westerson (Courting Dragons, pitting a bisexual jester against prejudices of Henry VIII’s court) and moderator Paula Bernstein (Murder Is Hate about a closeted gay LAPD detective and the murder of a homeless trans man).

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