Literary Arts
Meet the New Blue Jan Sanders, Pasadena’s Library’s Director

Rising to the challenge presented by the 4,088 summer reading participants, Library Director Jan Sanders dyed her hair blue. Sanders made a grand entrance to a “blue party” on the Central Library patio with a box over her head labeled “guess who?” Summer challenge readers and library staff cheered when she made the reveal. “Not everyone gets their own bobble head,” Sanders said upon showing…

South Pasadena Author Robert V. Rhodes, Sr. Presents “Bah Koo: A Special Friend to Us All”

There’s a new children’s book headed to bookstore shelves in the coming months. “Bah Koo: A Special Friend to Us All,” was written by South Pasadena resident Robert V. Rhodes, Sr. “Bah Koo” is a…

Pasadena Public Library Announce 2015 One City, One Story Contest Winners

As part of the 2015 One City, One Story program, Pasadena Public Library held an art and short story contest for Pasadena children and teens inspired by this year’s selection, The Book of Unknown Americans.…

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…

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…

Friday, October 09

Pasadena Public Library is Calling All Authors!

Pasadena Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in our 3rd Annual Author Fair on Friday, October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00…

Thursday, November 12

Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series Presents ‘Ken Oder: The Closing’

Ken Oder (l) and Alice Simpson (r) The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues this fall with writer Ken Oder who…

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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. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published over 50 books and anthologies of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from regional, national and international voices. They have been shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Marks Publishers’ Award in 2012 and 2013. Several of their books have been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award including Charlotte Gann’s The Long Woman in 2012 and Sarah Jackson’s Milk in 2008. They have also won a Poetry Book…

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