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…

Tuesday, March 31

Alexis Landau Discusses and Signs The Empire of the Senses

On Tuesday, March 31, Alexis Landau will appear at Vroman’s Bookstore to talk about her debut novel: The Empire of the Senses. Lev Pearlmutter is…

Thursday, April 16

Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series: Thomas Perry: A String of Beads

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Authors series continues with New York Times bestselling author Thomas Perry and his latest in the Jane…

Sunday, April 19

Flintridge Bookstore Celebrates National Poetry Month

During the month of April, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse honors National Poetry Month with three special readings. The Los Angeles Review (Red Hen Press), Rattle…

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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 Gennawey on Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m. A historian and urban planner with a not-unhealthy obsession for theme parks, Sam Gennawey will discuss and sign copies of The Disneyland Story: The Unofficial Guide to the Evolution of Walt Disney’s Dream (2014, Keen Communications), a scrupulously researched chronology of the activities and events involved in the creation and operation of the so-called Happiest Place on Earth. Gennawey’s comprehensive and entertaining book nurtured, and grew into…

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