Literary Arts
Award-Winning Author and Illustrator Teaches Valuable Lesson About Bullying And Friendship

Progressive Rising Phoenix Press is pleased to announce the release of award-winning author and illustrator Linda Boyden’s Boy and Poi Poi Puppy in Doggone! With its signature bright yellow cover, the lovable Poi Poi Puppy and Boy character, stole the hearts of children when introduced in the first book Boy and Poi Poi Puppy. Originally named after the Hawaiian staple food, poi, the poi dogs…

At PCC, Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez Talks Homelessness and the Uplifting Power of Art

Luis J. Rodriguez (right) at Pasadena City College on May 2, 2016   [Editor's Note: In the original version of this article, Mr. Rodriguez's name was incorrect due to a copy editing error. we sincerely…

Of Whisky and Words: Local Poetry Salon Makes a Stop in South Pasadena

It was a evening of sizzle and spirits as the Whisky and Poetry Salon made a stop at The Hideout at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist on Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday evening. The night paired…

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…

Saturday, June 04

LitFest Pasadena, City’s Free Books-and-Authors Festival, Announces Headliners for June 4 Edition

With new additions still pouring in, the lineup for the fifth anniversary edition of LitFest Pasadena on June 4, 2016 just keeps getting better and…

Friday, June 17

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse Presents A Book Signing for Author Nathalia Holt

On Friday, June 17, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Nathalia Holt for a talk and signing for her book ‘Rise of the…

Tuesday, June 21

Altadena Library Presents Los Angeles Area Indy Authors Panel

L-R: Dario Ciriello, S.W. Lauden, Christine Elise McCarthy, Ryan Roy, and Mark Tullius Altadena Library District will present an “Indie Authors Panel” consisting of five…

Thursday, June 23

Pasadena Writer/Humorist Nat Read Book Signing at Flintridge Bookstore

Nat Read. Photo courtesy Natreadbooks.Com On Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Pasadena author and comic Nat Read for a…

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The History of Our Favorite Drink

Friday evening at the Altadena Library, Stuart Byles, author of Los Angeles Wine: A History from the Mission Era to the Present (American Palate), gave a lecture on the wine history of Los Angeles. Byles explained that for most of the 19th century “California wine meant Los Angeles wine.” “In 1850, when California became a state,” said Byles, “there were perhaps maybe six to eight vineyards, or wineries, in the whole bay area. In Los Angeles, there were over 100.” He brought out copies of his book for signing and purchasing and after the lecture guests who had signed up…

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