Literary Arts
In Its Sixth Year This Weekend, LitFest Pasadena Expands

LitFest Pasadena will unfold again on the sidewalks and in the storefronts, corridors and unique venues of the highly walkable Playhouse District this weekend, on both Saturday and Sunday. The city and Southland’s free literary arts festival celebrates its sixth year with a weekend of events, authors’ panels and readings. Vroman’s Bookstore and the Pasadena Playhouse will serve as anchor points, as the festival continues…

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…

Friday, June 02

Pasadena Museum of California Art, Red Hen Press Collaborate to Commemorate Museum’s 15th Year

On June 2, 2017 Red Hen Press will join PMCA in celebration of the museum’s fifteenth anniversary. This free, all-ages event will welcome the community…

Sunday, June 04

“Lily and the Octopus” Booksigning and Dachshunds at Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse

On Sunday, June 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse hosts a talk and signing for Steven Rowley in conjunction with…

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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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