Literary Arts
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 through a free public lecture on Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. Huntington archivist Li Wei Yang and Duncan Campbell, curator of the Chinese Garden, will discuss the “Yongle Dadian” or…

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…

Pasadena-Based Red Hen Press Acquires Award-Winning British Publisher

Red Hen Press, the largest independent press in Los Angeles, recently acquired the rights and catalog of Pighog, an award-winning publisher from the United Kingdom. Founded in 2002 by John Davies, Pighog has since published…

Murder She Writes

Dianne Emley probably knows as much about murder as anyone can, without actually committing one. The Pasadena-based author has achieved a significant following with her…

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War

Saigon native, poet and author Teresa Mei Chuc will speak about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, her family’s experience immigrating to the U.S.…

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…

Sandra Tsing Loh is the Madwoman in the Volvo

The Madwoman in the Volvo is the much-anticipated memoir based on the 2012 Best American Essay by Sandra Tsing Loh, originally published in The Atlantic…

Red Hen Press Announces 2013 Award Series Winners

Red Hen Press is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 awards series. The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award, the RHP Short Story Award, and the RHP Poetry Award are given each year for, respectively, an unpublished original poetry collection, short story, and individual poem. Together with the A Room of Her Own Foundation, Red Hen Press also awards the To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize to a female author of an unpublished original poetry collection. Last year, Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review held the first annual Wild Light Poetry Contest for an original poem. All winners…

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