Literary Arts
Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents Carol Wawrychuk Book Signing: “Taking Nana Home”

On Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a talk and book signing for author Carol Wawrychuk, longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge and retired teacher from the city’s Paradise Canyon Elementary School. Her book, Taking Nana Home, is the true account of her search for her grandmother’s grave decades after Nana’s death. In 2004, thirty-five years after she died while…

Experts to Reveal Contents of Centuries-Old Chinese Manuscript Discovered in Huntington Library’s Archives

Pages from section 10,270 of the “Yongle Encyclopedia,” 1562–1567. Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Two historians will discuss an almost 500-year-old Chinese manuscript recently uncovered in the Huntington Library…

Hall of Famer Wright Writes Another Chapter in His Life

Victor Wright, the 2008 John Muir High School Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, has released his memoirs, titled The Wright Stuff: A Story of Perseverance, Inspiration and Hope. The 88-page autobiography, published by AuthorHouse and…

“The Book of Unknown Americans,” is the 2015 One City, One Story Selection

Cristina Henriquez (c) Michael Lionstar Pasadena’s 13th One City, One Story community reading celebration book selection is the novel “The Book of Unknown Americans” by author Cristina Henríquez. It is the story of a boy…

New Sci-Fi Thriller Inspired by Pasadena’s Colorado Street Bridge

James Brandon. Photo courtesy Katie Brandon James Brandon's Season of Mists cover Author James Brandon adds a new title to the growing genre of Pasadena-inspired science fiction with the publication of his first novel Season…

Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher

Red Hen Press, the largest independent press in Los Angeles, recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom.…

Murder She Writes

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her…

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Saigon native, poet and author Teresa Mei Chuc will speak about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, her family’s experience immigrating to the U.S.…

The Allendale Branch Library Presents The Disneyland Story

The Allendale Branch Library presents “The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream,” discussion and book signing with author Sam…

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 a who’s who list of the greatest contemporary American poets who have already been bestowed this national prize honoring lifetime achievement. “I wanted to combine the past and the present—to take the richness of literature and combine it with the energy of movies and popular song to create a new sort of poetry,” Gioia said. “I was not interested in writing just for academics or…

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