Literary Arts
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…

Pasadena Festival of Women Authors Attracts 500

This year the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors had reason to celebrate as they opened the Pasadena Hilton main ballroom doors to a gathering of over 500 attendees. With the works of all featured writers…

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…

Sunday, September 24

Three Constantines Walk Into the Flintridge Bookstore

L-R: Michael Constantine, Thea Constantine and Brendan Constantine. On Sunday, September 24 at 3:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse welcomes actor/writer Michael Constantine and his…

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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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