Literary Arts
“Roaring 20s” Poetry Night for Teenagers at Pasadena Central Library

Local teenagers will bring their self-written poems and share it to their families and guests during the Pasadena Public Library’s “Roaring 20s” poetry night on Thursday, April 24, at 6:00 p.m. The visitors may come in wearing Roaring 20’s costumes and accessories. Themed decor, headbands and bow ties will be provided by the organizers. “I’ve wanted to put on a 1920’s event for a while…

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…

Dana Gioia Wins Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry

Dana Gioia, the USC Judge Widney Professor Of Poetry And Public Culture, has been named the recipient of Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry. Gioia, celebrated for his poetry, criticism and arts advocacy, joins…

Red Hen Press Announces 2013 Award Series Winners

Red Hen Press is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 awards series. The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, the RHP Short Story Award, and the RHP Poetry Award are given each year for, respectively,…

Suspense, Friendship and Romance Dramatized in New Novel

In her latest novel, The Estrogen Chronicles, Circle of Friends, Cynthia Kumanchik describes a mysterious virus that threatens to destroy the rural town of Sierra. Nothing can stop this destructive virus, as hundreds of people…

Thursday, April 24

“Roaring 20s” Poetry Night for Teenagers at Pasadena Central Library

Local teenagers will bring their self-written poems and share it to their families and guests during the Pasadena Public Library’s “Roaring 20s” poetry night on…

Sunday, April 27

Special Story Time and Give Back Event with Sydney Paige

On Sunday, April 27, 2:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a special story time with Courtney Brockmeyer, a La Cañada resident, social entrepreneur and…

Thursday, May 01

Sandra Tsing Loh is the Madwoman in the Volvo

The Madwoman in the Volvo is the much-anticipated memoir based on the 2012 Best American Essay by Sandra Tsing Loh, originally published in The Atlantic…

Saturday, May 03

The Baseball Reliquary Presents Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in Bicentennial Summer of ’76

“If Roger Angell is baseball writing’s perfectionist Tom Seaver, then Dan Epstein must be its irrepressible Dock Ellis. His irreverent prose pops like a Nolan…

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One Book One City in February for the City of Sierra Madre

Jacqueline Winspear. Photo by JacquelineWinspear.com Maisie Dobbs has been chosen as the Sierra Madre Public Library 2014 One Book One City choice and an appearance by the author Jacqueline Winspear will highlight a month of exciting free programs at the Library. Winspear will speak on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Gooden School multi-purpose room.and will talk about her mystery novel featuring an extraordinary young woman living through epic times in World War I era England and France. A reception will follow the talk and copies of all the books in the Maisie Dobbs series will be available…

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