Literary Arts
Adventure Travel: A Talk by Explorer and Documentarian Pierre Odier

Pierre Odier. Photo courtesy LimageOdier.com On Thursday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse is pleased to feature explorer and documentarian Pierre Odier’s presentation on his journey from Siberia to Alaska – mostly on foot. T.L. Stanley of the Daily News said of Odier’s trip, “He traveled nearly 4,000 miles through desert heat and subzero chill, surviving at times on only cloves of…

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…

Friends of Crowell Public Library Presents Maezie’s Pumpkin Patch

Each autumn, Pasadena resident and avid gardener Maezie Powell would donate her prize-winning pumpkins to the Children’s Garden at the Huntington Library. In August of 2012, vandals destroyed Maezie’s pumpkin patch. The story made the…

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…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story

The Allendale Branch Library presents “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” discussion and book signing with author Sam Gennawey on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. A historian…

Saturday, September 20

Allendale Branch Library’s Speaking Of Series Presents Linda Murray Hofmans

Linda Murray Hofmans (l) and Jim Murray (r). Photo courtesy Allendale Branch Library The Allendale Branch Library’s popular “Speaking Of” series continues with a discussion…

Sunday, September 21

Moonday Poetry Series Returns to Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

From Top Clockwise: Mariana Dietl, Mariano Zaro, Alex Escude and Doraine Poretz. Photo courtesy Moonday Poetry Reading Series Mariana Dietl is an Argentine-American writer. She…

Sunday, September 28

Come Meet the Real “Gidget” Together with Hollywood Writer Ken LaZebnik

Did you know there’s a real “Gidget,” a true-life woman behind the 1957 blockbuster novel that spawned sequels, three movies, and the 1960s television series…

Monday, September 29

Free Staged Reading of Tony-Winning Play “Copenhagen”

A Noise Within Theater Company will hold a free staged reading of Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play “Copenhagen” as part of the Resident Artists’ Play…

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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 a who’s who list of the greatest contemporary American poets who have already been bestowed this national prize honoring lifetime achievement. “I wanted to combine the past and the present—to take the richness of literature and combine it with the energy of movies and popular song to create a new sort of poetry,” Gioia said. “I was not interested in writing just for academics or…

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