Literary Arts
Rattle Magazine Presents Two Poets of Faith and a Tribute to the Late Michael Shorb

Rattle magazine will host the next installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, November 9th. Every second Sunday, Rattle continues to gather a selection of performers from around the country for a series of poetry readings to celebrate the magazine. This November, the Rattle Reading Series features two contributors to our current Poets of Faith issue, plus a tribute to the late Michael…

Altadena Library Presents “The Two Michel(l)es”

Michelle Huneven (l) and Michele Zack (r). Photo courtesy Altadena Library District Michelle Huneven and Michele Zack have been neighbors and friends since high school. Join them for sizzling conversation about fiction, nonfiction, the sometimes…

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…

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…

Monday, October 27

Mystery Writers Miles Corwin and Jervey Tervalon at Altadena Library

Jervey Tervalon (Below Left) and Miles Corwin (Top Right). Photo courtesy Altadena Library District Celebrate the Day of the Dead with Altadena’s best‐selling mystery writers…

Sunday, November 02

Talking Forensics to Death

Forensics fascinate everyone but are they all factual? One of the best qualified in the field to answer the question is Jennifer Dornbush who writes…

Wednesday, November 05

Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series Presents Susan Rosvall: Silence is Broken

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with Susan Rosvall, whose first novel, Silence is Broken, is about a naïve young…

Thursday, November 06

Dan Gavin: Shares Stories of His Life in the Criminal Justice System

On Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore hosts a presentation and booksigning for Dan Gavin, former actor, athlete and singer, and 1952 graduate…

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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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