Kate Gale on the cultural geography of LA

kate-gale-lamag.jpgKate Gale, the managing editor of Red Hen Press, answered the two questions feature for Los Angeles magazine this month. One of them was why Red Hen moved from the Valley to Pasadena a few years ago.

"We grew out of our old space, which is being developed into condos. Now we have a much larger space in Pasadena. It’s been an exciting new thing, since we just moved in a month ago. We have an entire top floor of a bank building, over 3,000 square feet.

"Before we moved to Pasadena from the Valley in 2009, there was a lot of discussion about where we should go. We really wanted to move to a place that celebrates arts and culture. I met with the mayor of Pasadena and he wanted us there. We have donors there, a reading series at Boston Court Theater. Pasadena is a city where arts and culture matter. I wanted Red Hen to be part of that. I felt our press would thrive in a place where ideas swarm and creative work is part of the landscape."

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