Literary Arts
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. The festival will feature Yaa Gyasi, whose novel, Homegoing, was one of the most talked-about books of 2016; Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the debut sensation, The Nest; and Amy…

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…

Pasadena Author Publishes Novel About Fictional All Female Paratroopers Fighting Terrorists

In an election year marked by America’s first woman nominee for President of the United States from a major political party, and highlighted by increasing debates about women’s equality in the workforce and in politics,…

Thursday, February 23

The Friends of Crowell Public Library Meet the Authors Series Presents Author & Illustrator Maple Lam

The Friends of Crowell Public Library’s Meet the Author! series continues on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. with Maple Lam who will speak about…

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.…

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…

Thursday, March 09

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…

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Red Hen Press Signs Tammy Lynne Stoner

Tammy Lynne Stoner. Photo courtesy Red Hen Press Red Hen Press is thrilled to announce that they have just signed the novel Spots in Sugarland by Tammy Lynne Stoner for an upcoming release. Stoner submitted Spots in Sugarland through the popular website Submittable, which allows for writers and artists to easily submit their unsolicited work to journals, publishers, and other venues. Spots in Sugarland is one of the first major releases that Red Hen has accepted from this method, but the press is always excited by new frontiers in technology and publishing. What especially excited the press though, was the…

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