Literary Arts
Altadena Library Author Presentation: Ravished Paradise by Mardig Madenjian

Join Altadena Library for an engaging author discussion of Mardig Madenjian’s book, Ravished Paradise, about the Armenian Genocide on November 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Altadena Library’s community room. Ravished Paradise won the Hollywood Book Festival’s 2016 History Book Award and received much praise in the literary world. Kirkus Reviews reports: “In this ambitious work of narrative history, a son of…

Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses

Award-winning young adult author Sherri L. Smith has a new novel: a page-turner murder mystery set in California’s City of Roses, where Jude’s best friend Maggie is found dead in a swimming pool, and she…

Pasadena Author Publishes Novel About Fictional All Female Paratroopers Fighting Terrorists

In an election year marked by America’s first woman nominee for President of the United States from a major political party, and highlighted by increasing debates about women’s equality in the workforce and in politics,…

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…

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…

Friday, September 30

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents Sherry Amatenstein, Editor of How Does That Make You Feel?

On Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes New York based therapist and NYU professor Sherry Amatenstein, who talks with contributors…

Thursday, October 13

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents The Dark Universe: A Panel of Horror Authors Moderated by Vanta M. Black

In keeping with the Halloween spirit, on Thursday, October 13, at 7 P.M., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion, The Dark Universe, featuring…

Saturday, October 22

Altadena Library Presents Poetry: The People’s Art

Poets Victoria Chang and Blas Falconer Poetry Reading, Open Mic and Q&A featuring multi-award winning poets Victoria Chang and Blas Falconer. Saturday, October 22 from…

Thursday, October 27

Memento Mori: A Panel on the Culture of Death with Paul Koudounaris, Pam Bacich & Richard Carradine

This is that time of year when themes related to death take center stage, whether they are in the fore of Halloween rituals and hauntings…

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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 kicks off in January and concludes on February 9, 2016. A Louisiana native who now lives in Pasadena, Polk started attending Mardi Gras as a little boy and still thinks it’s one of the best parties on earth. “Who wouldn’t love a parade where they throw sparkly beads and candy at you?” he says. “The Mardi Grasfish” features the colorful, stylized art of Eric Miranda…

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