Kate Gale was the 2005-2006 President of PEN USA, and president of American Composers Forum/LA. Rather than mourn the lack of literary community in her adopted city of Los Angeles, Kate decided to create one in the form of Red Hen Press, Los Angeles’ literary jewel, The Los Angeles Review, a literary magazine, the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Series, the Geffen reading series, and a Writers in the Schools program for underserved communities. Kate Gale’s Rio de Sangre, an opera with Don Davis was performed in part at Disney Hall November of 2005 and her opera,Paradises Lost, was performed in part at the New York City Opera in May of 2006. Kate blogs athttps://kategale.wordpress.com/. Past AROHO Board Member.