Literary Arts
In the Distance and The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are The 2019 One City, One Story Selections

Pasadena Public Library will feature not just one but two One City, One Story selections this year, extending the community reading celebration through summer 2019. The 2019 One City, One Story selection is In the Distance by author Hernán Díaz. The 2019 One City, One Story Summer Edition selection is The Ballad of Huck & Miguel by author Tim DeRoche, illustrated by Daniel González. Now…

Caltech’s Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer Credit: Caltech For Cindy Weinstein, graduate school was a complicated time. Like many students, she was juggling the usual…

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…

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,…

Thursday, October 25

California Son by Tim Burgess, a Sol Liam Mystery Book Launch at Flintridge Bookstore

On Thursday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes back Pasadena author Timothy Burgess for the launch of his second Liam Sol…

Saturday, October 27

Summer of ’68: The Season That Changed Baseball – and America – Forever Discussion and Book Signing with Tim Wendel

Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals ace pitcher fires the ball at Detroit Tigers Norm Cash in the ninth inning of the first game of the…

Wednesday, November 14

Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards From Pioneering Retreat to Historical Landmark Author Appearance by Elisa Jordan

On Wednesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Elisa Jordan, author of Rockhaven Sanitarium: The Legacy of Agnes Richards (The History…

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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 underserved public school students with relatable stories that are often missing in textbooks. “Literature For Life” provides greater Los Angeles area young people with tailor-­made lesson plans designed to help teachers introduce locally-produced writing and artwork into their classrooms, so that students may see themselves and their communities better represented in their curriculum. The free resource is published in two issues a year and contains…

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