Literary Arts
Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Authors at 8th Annual Pasadena Festival of Women Authors (PFWA)

Jane Smiley The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors (PFWA) will be held Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel and will feature 7 award winning, nationally acclaimed fiction authors, including Jane Smiley, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel, A Thousand Acres and Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightingale, the 2015 Goodreads Historical Fiction Choice Award. Also speaking at the event will be Victoria Patterson and…

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents An Authors’ Panel Crime/Thriller Fiction with Robert Rotstein, Henry Turner, and Gwendolyn Womack

On Tuesday, March 8, 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion with four Los Angeles area crime/thriller authors. The panel is moderated by Glen Erik Hamilton, whose second Van Shaw novel, ‘Hard…

Red Hen Press Signs Tammy Lynne Stoner

Tammy Lynne Stoner. Photo courtesy Red Hen Press Red Hen Press is thrilled to announce that they have just signed the novel Spots in Sugarland by Tammy Lynne Stoner for an upcoming release. Stoner submitted…

Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate

Thelma Reyna poet laureate The Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to…

Local Anesthesiologist Announces Publication of Children’s Book

Keith Polk, MD Dr. Keith Polk, a Pasadena-based anesthesiologist turned children’s author, has published his first book, a 24-page picture storybook titled “The Mardi Grasfish,” in time for New Orleans’ biggest party, Mardi Gras, which…

Saturday, February 13

Allendale Branch Library Presents Peter J. Harris and Pam Ward: Reading and Conversation

Peter J. Harris (l) and Pam Ward (r). Photo courtesy Allendale Branch Library In celebration of Black History Month, the Allendale Branch Library presents a…

Wednesday, February 17

Authors J. Ryan Stradal and Ashley Warlick in Conversation at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

On Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a conversation and booksigning with two Penguin Random House authors – J. Ryan…

Thursday, February 18

“I Heart Obama” Author Erin Kaplan to Appear at Flintridge Bookstore

On Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a book signing for Los Angeles writer Erin Aubry Kaplan, author of “I…

Sunday, March 06

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents a Book Signing of Woody Guthrie L.A. 1937 to 1941

On Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a book signing for historians Darryl Holter and William Deverell and artist Jon…

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Orphan Train, is the 2016 One City, One Story Selection

Orphan Train book cover with Author Christina Baker Kline. Image Credit: Karin Diana Pasadena’s 2016 One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel Orphan Train, by author Christina Baker Kline. Now in its 14th year, sponsored by Pasadena Public Library, One City, One Story is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading and literature by recommending a compelling book that links the community in a common conversation on important issues. Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands…

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