Literary Arts
Seth Stewart’s The Ending I Imagined Poetry Reading and Signing at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

On Thursday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes Los Angeles poet Seth Stewart for a reading and signing of his book The Ending I Imagined. Artist Patrick Hruby says this is a “beautifully and sensitively written meditation on the in-between moments of life.” The Ending I Imagined is the inaugural collection of poems by Seth Stewart and acts as a literary…

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Announces Participation by Three New York Times Bestselling Authors, Four Acclaimed Novelists

The Pasadena Festival of Women Authors (PFWA) announced the exciting schedule of participating authors for the Saturday, April 8th, 2017 event to be held at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.…

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…

“The Sympathizer” is Pasadena’s 2017 One City, One Story Selection

The book selection for Pasadena Public Library’s 2017 One City, One Story community reading celebration is The Sympathizer by author Viet Thanh Nguyen. Now in its 15th year, One City, One Story is designed to…

Young Adult Author Sherri L. Smith Releases ‘Pasadena,’ a Murder Mystery Set in the City of Roses

Award-winning young adult author Sherri L. Smith has a new novel: a page-turner murder mystery set in California’s City of Roses, where Jude’s best friend Maggie is found dead in a swimming pool, and she…

Monday, February 27

Travel Author Don George Discusses “The Lonely Planet” Tonight

Travel writer and editor Don George, author of “The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology,” a new collection of 34 never before published tales celebrating the life-changing…

Thursday, March 02

Prospect Park Books Publisher Colleen Dunn Bates Leads a Conversation with Authors J.J. Gesher and Rachel Harper

L-R: Rachel Harper, Joyce Gittlin, Janet B. Fattal and Colleen Dunn Bates On Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m., please join local fiction writers J.J.…

Thursday, March 02

One City, One Story Begins with Author Talk by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Pasadena Public Library is featuring “The Sympathizer,” winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, during this year’s One City, One Story community reading…

Saturday, March 04

The Allendale Branch Library Presents “Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands” Anthology Release Party and Reading

The Allendale Branch Library hosts the anthology release party and reading for Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands, edited by Pasadena-based poet Teresa Mei…

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Of Whisky and Words: Local Poetry Salon Makes a Stop in South Pasadena

It was a evening of sizzle and spirits as the Whisky and Poetry Salon made a stop at The Hideout at Kidd’s Jewelry Heist on Mission Street in South Pasadena Thursday evening. The night paired four poets—Jackie Bang, Jennifer Bradpiece, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Conney Williams—with four fine french whiskeys for tasting. Courvoisier national brand ambassador Zahra Bates actually paired each poet with a whisky she thought would most accurately represent them. And the audience tasted each one. The evening’s theme was “erotica,” and each poet delivered his and her sensuous take on the subject. (We’ve shown you a judicious…

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