Literary Arts
South Pasadena Author Robert V. Rhodes, Sr. Presents “Bah Koo: A Special Friend to Us All”

There’s a new children’s book headed to bookstore shelves in the coming months. “Bah Koo: A Special Friend to Us All,” was written by South Pasadena resident Robert V. Rhodes, Sr. “Bah Koo” is a character based on Japanese mythology. Nothing like the other animals around him, Bah Koo leaves his home to find a place where he’s comfortable and feels like he belongs. This…

Pasadena Public Library Announce 2015 One City, One Story Contest Winners

As part of the 2015 One City, One Story program, Pasadena Public Library held an art and short story contest for Pasadena children and teens inspired by this year’s selection, The Book of Unknown Americans.…

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents Carol Wawrychuk Book Signing: “Taking Nana Home”

On Thursday, April 30, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a talk and book signing for author Carol Wawrychuk, longtime resident of La Cañada Flintridge and retired teacher from the city’s Paradise Canyon…

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…

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…

Saturday, May 30

An Afternoon with Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall Photo by Eric Antoniou Margaret Fuller Bio book cover Pasadena Public Library’s Allendale Branch is pleased to welcome home the 2014 Pulitzer Prize…

Saturday, June 20

Young Adult Book Events in June at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

During the month of June, Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents three young adult (YA) authors whose stories cross over to appeal to an adult audience.…

Friday, October 09

Pasadena Public Library is Calling All Authors!

Pasadena Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in our 3rd Annual Author Fair on Friday, October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00…

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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 mystery series featuring Pasadena Police homicide detective Nan Vining who spends much of her time dealing with the bloody deed. Her successful series is set in Pasadena with familiar locales and character inspired by real people and real places. She stakes out the same locales once again in her latest book, The Night Visitor, to be released September 16 on the Random House Alibi label. “I grew up in El Sereno,” she said recently. “My…

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