Literary Arts
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…

Red Hen Press Signs Tammy Lynne Stoner

Tammy Lynne Stoner. Photo courtesy Red Hen Press Red Hen Press is thrilled to announce that they have just signed the novel Spots in Sugarland by Tammy Lynne Stoner for an upcoming release. Stoner submitted…

Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate

Thelma Reyna poet laureate The Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to…

Local Anesthesiologist Announces Publication of Children’s Book

Keith Polk, MD Dr. Keith Polk, a Pasadena-based anesthesiologist turned children’s author, has published his first book, a 24-page picture storybook titled “The Mardi Grasfish,” in time for New Orleans’ biggest party, Mardi Gras, which…

Unique Pasadena Bookstore Faces Financial Deadline

[UPDATED AT 1:42 P.M.: According to store owner Judith Marosvolgyi, the goal of the IndieGoGo campaign is $28,000. While their IndieGoGo site shows a 15% funding, additional funds have been raised by recent visitors to…

Saturday, April 30

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse to Hold “Independent Bookstore Day” Featuring Bestselling Mystery Writer Anne Perry

Inset: Anne Perry On Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse recognizes Independent Bookstore Day with a full schedule…

Thursday, May 19

Crowell Public Library Presents Arthur Dong: Forbidden City U.S.A. Chinese American Nights Clubs 1936-1970

Join Crowell Public Library for a fascinating look at San Francisco’s internationally celebrated Chinese American nightclub scene and its performers with filmmaker and writer Arthur…

Thursday, May 26

Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse Presents An Author’s Panel “Faire(y) Tales for Grown-Ups”

L-R: Greg Bell, Petrea Burchard, Corey Holst and Maggie Secara. On Thursday, May 26, at 7:00 p.m., Flintridge Bookstore & Coffeehouse presents a panel discussion,…

Saturday, June 04

LitFest Pasadena Returns for the 5th Year

LitFest Pasadena, the city and Southland’s free books-and-authors festival, returns to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a grand day of events and readings the afternoon…

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Chelsea Clinton Brings Her World to Vroman’s Bookstore Wednesday Night

Through the first floor and all the way up the stairwell to the second floor, it was a lengthy line to reach Chelsea Clinton for an autograph, Wednesday night at Vroman’s bookstore. Clinton held a book signing for, “It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!” Her new book is directed towards children, and according to Pam Haga, who was waiting in line with her own child, “it’s about making a difference in the world.” Standing out in the lengthy line, at exactly 7 feet tall, was retired NBA player, Jason Collins. He greeted Clinton with a big…

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