Literary Arts
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 announced his retirement, effective June 30, 2015. “Steve’s visionary insights and tireless efforts, along with the spectacular team he has assembled, have significantly strengthened The Huntington and have propelled it…

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…

Local Author Recounts Enchanting Story of How Disneyland Came to Be

In the cozy setting of Distant Lands surrounded by books and travel destinations, author Sam Gennawey brought to life the story of the world-renowned attraction toted the “happiest place on earth” that sits in our…

Saturday, April 19

Tomorrow: Pasadena Public Library Celebrates Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

The 450th birthday of William Shakespeare will be celebrated at the Pasadena Public Library-Allendale Branch on Saturday, April 19, with dramatic readings and new book…

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…

Sunday, May 11

Rattle Magazine Presents Issue #43 Love Poems

Rattle magazine will host the third installment of the 2014 Rattle Reading Series on Sunday, May 11th, 5:00 p.m. at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse (1010…

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Stephen Gee Chronicles John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles

In Iconic Vision: John Parkinson, Architect of Los Angeles, author Stephen Gee proves that this singular visionary created the look of America’s most dynamic metropolis, long before the world recognized the city’s importance. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Building, designed by John Parkinson. Consider that among more than four hundred buildings in the City of Angels that carried his architectural imprimatur, John Parkinson designed: Los Angeles City Hall, the most iconic building in California, the tower that changed a futuristic city’s skyline forever; Bullock’s Wilshire, the towering structure that rivals the Chrysler Building as America’s premier Art Deco edifice; Los Angeles…

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