Literary Arts
Weekend’s LitFest Pasadena to Be Good as (Jonathan) Gold

Jonathan Gold will be both absent and star of the show at this year’s Pasadena LitFest. The Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, who recently passed, was a founder of LitFest who did live to see it become one of the largest book parties in the United States, with a variety of compelling panels, good reads, and great workshops. His work in Pasadena will serve to gain…

Pasadena Author Naomi Hirahara’s Hiroshima Boy Nominated for an Edgar

Pasadena author Naomi Hirahara was nominated for a 2019 Edgar® Award on January 22nd for her seventh and final of the Mas Arai mystery series, Hiroshima Boy, published by Prospect Park Books. Hirahara is not…

Local Reporter’s Book Tells a Fiery Tale

A daughter’s love and trust were the last things he burned. But before Lori Kovach Orr was singed by her father’s penchant for fire, real people and places met destructive and painful endings because of…

Pasadena Pediatrician Authors Book for Moms

Dr. Sonal R. Patel, a Pasadena pediatrician, has authored a book, “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” with Heather Stoeckel Karpinsky. “The Mommy MD Guide to Twins, Triplets, and More” offers wit…

In the Distance and The Ballad of Huck & Miguel, Are The 2019 One City, One Story Selections

Pasadena Public Library will feature not just one but two One City, One Story selections this year, extending the community reading celebration through summer 2019. The 2019 One City, One Story selection is In the…

Caltech’s Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer’s Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer Credit: Caltech For Cindy Weinstein, graduate school was a…

Hundreds Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton Book Signing in Pasadena on Wednesday

Over 800 people turned out Wednesday night for a book signing by Chelsea Clinton at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Clinton signed copies of her children’s…

The Other-Worldly Exhibit That Puts Pasadena at the Epicenter of All Things Science Fiction Opens Today with Free Intergalactic Party

It’s no surprise that Pasadena is synonymous with space travel and cosmic collaborations on a global scale thanks to innovative institutions such as Caltech and…

NEA Big Read Kick Off

Pasadena Public Library presents the National Endowment for the Arts’ NEA Big Read. This month the library will feature programming designed around the book “When…

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 teachers introduce locally-produced writing and artwork into their classrooms, so that students may see themselves and their communities better represented in their curriculum. The free resource is published in two issues a year and contains…

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