Literary Arts
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 complicated time. Like many students, she was juggling the usual commitments of assignments, teaching, and research, but on top of that, she carried the burden of watching her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. As her father’s condition worsened, she…

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 book sequel, “She Persisted Around the World,” a follow up…

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 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, but some experts go farther and claim…

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 the Emperor Was Divine,” by author Julie Otsuka. On Saturday,…

Local Professionals Launch “Ask the Experts” Book at Special Opening Party in Old Pasadena

Authors of “Ask the Experts,” an advice-laden book with chapters written by six local professionals, rolled out the book at a special launch party last Thursday, January 25, at the Rococo Room in Old Pasadena.…

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An Evening with Larry Grobel, the “Mozart of Interviewers,” at South Pasadena Library on Thursday, August 23

Lawrence Grobel. Photo courtesy South Pasadena Public Library An Author Night with celebrated writer Lawrence Grobel, who has penned 28 books on many of the…

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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 on display, available for purchase, and a book signing with each author, the room was buzzing. The event specifically aims to recognize the accomplishments of women authors. Seven notable authors distinguished the day this year. Earning multiple literary accolades and prestigious literary awards, these authors shared their personal journeys, influences, and insights as writers and women. Four contemporary authors highlighted on the main stage to…

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