Literary Arts
Hundreds Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton Book Signing in Pasadena on Wednesday

Over 800 people turned out Wednesday night for a book signing by Chelsea Clinton at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Clinton signed copies of her children’s book sequel, “She Persisted Around the World,” a follow up to her original #1 New York Times best-selling picture book, “She Persisted.” Its publishers say that “She Persisted Around the World” is a book for everyone who has ever aimed…

The Other-Worldly Exhibit That Puts Pasadena at the Epicenter of All Things Science Fiction Opens Today with Free Intergalactic Party

It’s no surprise that Pasadena is synonymous with space travel and cosmic collaborations on a global scale thanks to innovative institutions such as Caltech and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but some experts go farther and claim…

NEA Big Read Kick Off

Pasadena Public Library presents the National Endowment for the Arts’ NEA Big Read. This month the library will feature programming designed around the book “When the Emperor Was Divine,” by author Julie Otsuka. On Saturday,…

Local Professionals Launch “Ask the Experts” Book at Special Opening Party in Old Pasadena

Authors of “Ask the Experts,” an advice-laden book with chapters written by six local professionals, rolled out the book at a special launch party last Thursday, January 25, at the Rococo Room in Old Pasadena.…

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…

Sunday, April 29

Celebrate the Pushcart Prize for Poetry Nominees from the Altadena Poetry Review

The Altadena Public Library will be launching the Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2018, published by local independent publisher Golden Foothills Press for the Altadena Library,…

Sunday, May 06

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents ‘Letters Home from Stanford’ with Author Alison Carpenter Davis

On Sunday, May 6 at 4:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts an event for Alison Carpenter Davis, editor of Letters Home from Stanford: 125…

Thursday, May 10

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to Host Presentation by Author Craig Stanford on “The New Chimpanzee: A Twenty-First Century Portrait of Our Closest Kin”

On Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse will host an event for Craig Stanford, author of The New Chimpanzee: A Twenty-First…

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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 Hen Press, celebrated 22 years as one of the most acclaimed small publishers in Southern California, if not the nation. Some of the area’s most luminous literary lights—Ron Carlson, Janet Fitch, Judy Grahn, Eloise Klein Healy, David St. John and Anna Journey, Afaa Weaver, Brendan Constantine, Amy Gerstler, Douglas Kearney, Sandra Tsing Loh, Alice Quinn, and Luis Rodriguez—shared tables with patrons, supporters neighbors and friends…

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