Literary Arts
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 starring Sally Field as the teenage girl in love with the Malibu surf culture? Her name is Kathy Kohner Zuckerman, daughter of Gidget novelist Frederick Kohner and, at age 72, she’s alive and well and still living near the beach…

Contemporary Poets Pay Tribute to Three 20th Century Writers

Three contemporary artists will give tribute to the work and lives of three 20th century women poets during a forum at the Pasadena Central Library on Thursday, September 18, 6:00-8:30 p.m. The Poetry Society of…

Buddha Shopping

Jeff Greenwald. Photo courtesy Wikipedia.Org Jeff Greenwald’s classic travelogue, Shopping for Buddha, follows his quest for the perfect Buddha statue. At turns hilarious and moving, his quest features a cast of amazing characters – from…

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 worked for Clarín, the leading Argentine newspaper and for the…

The Wild Chihuahuas of Mexico Book Event Hosted in Padadena

Traude Gomez Rhine A just-released historical middle-grade novel by author Traude Gomez Rhine tells the engaging story of Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution — through the eyes of a pack of wild Chihuahuas. As…

Thursday, September 04

“Mary Coin” Author Marisa Silver to Discuss Novel Inspired by Iconic Photo

Author Marisa Silver, inspired by an iconic 1936 photo of the Great Depression, wrote a story about two women—one famous and one forgotten—and of the…

Thursday, September 11

Huntington to Spotlight Decorated Manuscript of Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”

Learn the fascinating stories and facts behind the Ellesmere Chaucer, a beautiful and elaborately decorated manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales,” through a spotlight tour…

Sunday, September 14

Friends of Crowell Public Library Presents John Wood: Life in the Peace Corps

Learn about the adventures experienced by author John Wood, from the two years he spent teaching high school English in the Philippines when the Friends…

Sunday, September 14

Flintridge Bookstore Presents Rattle Magazine’s Three Published Poets

Three poets whose works were published in Rattle magazine’s previous issues will be featured at Flintridge Bookstore on Sunday, September 14, 5:00 p.m. Paul Suntup…

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Rattle Magazine Presents Issue #43 Love Poems

Rattle magazine will host the second installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, March 9th, 5:00 p.m, at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse (1010 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada). Every second Sunday, Rattle continues to gather a selection of performers from around the country for a series of poetry readings to celebrate the winter issue. This spring Rattle focuses on the love poem, with new work by 40 poets. From sonnets, triolets, and villanelles, to free verse, letters, and lyrics—we spent a year looking for love, in all the ways a poet can slice it. Old love new love, red love,…

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