Literary Arts
Pasadena Author Greg Critser Reported Dead at 63

Pasadena-based medicine, science, food and health writer Greg Critser died Saturday night, a family spokesperson told City News Service on Sunday. Critser was 63. Critser was published in international periodicals ranging from the New York Times to the Times of London and from Harper’s to the New Yorker, and also wrote locally for the Los Angeles Times and the Pasadena Weekly. His best-selling “Fat Land:…

With Literary Scene in Pasadena Blossoming, Red Hen Press Celebrates and Celebrates

“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom,” wrote the poet Robert Frost. Thus was poet A.E Stallings introduced by poet and writer Dana Gioia at the 23rd annual Red Press Champagne luncheon Sunday…

Local Authors Want to Inspire Pasadena Public School Students With More Real-Life Stories

Jervey Tervalon (l) and Tom Coston (r) Pasadena non-profit Light Bringer Project is about to launches the fifth issue of its online literary journal created by local authors as a resource for engaging and inspiring…

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Attracts 500

This year the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors had reason to celebrate as they opened the Pasadena Hilton main ballroom doors to a gathering of over 500 attendees. With the works of all featured writers…

A World of Words: Pasadena’s Red Hen Press Celebrates 22 Years of Literary Light

Noted writers Alan Lightman, Jill Bialosky and former Poet Laureate of the United States Rita Dove held a packed room at the Pasadena Westin silently in their hands on a rare rainy Sunday afternoon, as Red…

Thursday, January 18

Ken Davis discusses and signs ‘In Bed with Broadcasting: A Memoir’ At Vroman’s

Veteran Los Angeles broadcast reporter, anchorman, and producer Ken Davis will be discussing and signing his book, “In Bed with Broadcasting: A Memoir,” on Thursday,…

Sunday, January 21

Reading Tea Leaves After Trump at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

National award-winning author, Thelma T. Reyna, whose new book, Reading Tea Leaves After Trump (Golden Foothills Press), marks the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency,…

Monday, February 26

High Schools, Nonprofits Team Up for Pasadena LitFest’s Short Science Fiction Writing Competition “Tomorrow Prize”

High school students from schools across Los Angeles County are invited to submit their original short science fiction stories to The Tomorrow Prize now through…

Thursday, March 08

Rise of the Rocket Girls is Pasadena’s 2018 One City, One Story Selection

The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2018 One City, One Story community reading celebration is the New York Times bestselling book Rise of the…

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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 were used by Native Hawaiians as spiritual protectors for their children and as an actual food source. Fed poi to increase their body weight for human food consumption, partially due to traditional meat being limited,…

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