Happy birthday, Red Hen Press

Tough enough to make it as an indie press these days, but 13 years? A milestone. Champagne for everyone! Well, everyone who reserves a spot at the the celebratory brunch for Red Hen Press this Sunday. Equal parts poetry reading, awards ceremony and bacchanal, the event's at 11 a.m. at the Luxe Hotel-Sunset in L.A.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read his work, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler gets a “Lifetime Achievement Award,” and the winners of the Ruskin Poetry Award, the Short Fiction prize and the Benjamin Saltman Award will be announced. (And if your Sunday's already booked, you can visit the site for Red Hen's "Poem of the Day.")

For more awards info, call Red Hen Press at 818.831.0649.

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