Literary Arts
“The Book of Unknown Americans,” is the 2015 One City, One Story Selection

Cristina Henriquez (c) Michael Lionstar Pasadena’s 13th One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” by author Cristina Henríquez. It is the story of a boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.…

New Sci-Fi Thriller Inspired by Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge

James Brandon. Photo courtesy Katie Brandon James Brandon's Season of Mists cover Author James Brandon adds a new title to the growing genre of Pasadena-inspired science fiction with the publication of his first novel Season…

Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher

Red Hen Press, the largest independent press in Los Angeles, recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published…

Murder She Writes

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her mystery series featuring Pasadena Police homicide detective Nan Vining who…

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Saigon native, poet and author Teresa Mei Chuc will speak about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, her family’s experience immigrating to the U.S. and read from her book, Red Thread on Thursday, July…

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The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library Presents a Silent Auction of Collectible Books

The Friends of the Sierra Madre Library is pleased to present a Silent Auction of collectible books from November 3 – December 1, 2014. There…

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Huntington President Steven S. Koblik Announces Retirement

The president of The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Steven S. Koblik—largely credited with transforming the institution into a dynamic and thriving intellectual and cultural center with a focus on impact and outreach—has announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2015. “Steve’s visionary insights and tireless efforts, along with the spectacular team he has assembled, have significantly strengthened The Huntington and have propelled it to unprecedented levels of national and international stature in all of its endeavors,” said Stewart Smith, chair of The Huntington’s five-member board of trustees. “His leadership has been so masterful, it’s hard to envision the…

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