Literary Arts
Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series: Christopher J. Lynch: One Eyed Jack

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Christopher J. Lynch, a lover of crime fiction, whose debut novel, One Eyed Jack (Your Secrets Are Safe With Me), is a hard-boiled thriller about a professional blackmailer named “John Sharp,” a man who knows how to keep a secret – for a price. But when a routine case of infidelity takes an…

Experts to Reveal Contents of Centuries-Old Chinese Manuscript Discovered in Huntington Library’s Archives

Pages from section 10,270 of the “Yongle Encyclopedia,” 1562–1567. Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Two historians will discuss an almost 500-year-old Chinese manuscript recently uncovered in the Huntington Library…

Hall of Famer Wright Writes Another Chapter in His Life

Victor Wright, the 2008 John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, has released his memoirs, titled The Wright Stuff: A Story of Perseverance, Inspiration and Hope. The 88-page autobiography, published by AuthorHouse and…

“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…

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…

Saturday, January 31

Hard-Boiled Detective Phillip Marlow Hangs His Hat at the Sierra Madre Public Library

Raymond Chandler’s LA Noir classic, The Long Goodbye is Sierra Madre’s One Book One City choice for 2015. Published in 1953 and featuring his famous…

Thursday, February 12

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents Writing Romance: A Panel Discussion & Book Signing

Just in time for Valentines Day! On Thursday, February 12 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a panel discussion with several local romance writers. This…

Saturday, February 21

Pasadena Author Fair Returns

Pasadena Public Library will host their second annual author fair on Saturday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Central Library, 285 E.…

Saturday, February 21

Calling All Authors

Pasadena Public Library will host their Second Annual Author Fair on Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Central Library, 285…

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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 and urban planner with a not-unhealthy obsession for theme parks, Sam Gennawey will discuss and sign copies of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream (2014, Keen Communications), a scrupulously researched chronology of the activities and events involved in the creation and operation of the so-called Happiest Place on Earth. Gennawey’s comprehensive and entertaining book nurtured, and grew into…

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