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Pasadena History Goes Literary

Oct 18, 2009
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Lisa See

Something’s going on at the formerly sleepy Pasadena Museum of History — its roster of fall events is remarkably rich. If you’re a reader and/or a writer — and who isn’t at least one of those? — take note of two upcoming events with a literary bent.

The first is a Chinese meal and discussion with acclaimed author Lisa See, whose family has Pasadena roots, as does her most recent book, Shanghai Girls. She’ll be talking about the challenges faced by both her real family (detailed in On Gold Mountain) and her fictional characters faced as Chinese immigrants, and how identity is affected by assimilation. She’ll also be signing books (you can bring your own if you already have one).

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Naomi Hirahara

The second is a writing workshop with Altadena author Naomi Hirahara, an Edgar-winning mystery writer, as well as the author of biographies and histories. She’ll be helping attendees to write stories about their families’ histories, and the three-hour session will include writing exercises and sharing time. Bring a pad of paper, a pen and a photograph of a family member or former residence.

Lunch & Discussion with Lisa See
Saturday, October 24, noon
Fu-Shing, 2960 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Members $30, non-members $35
Reservations required; for tickets, click here or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10

Once Upon a Time in My Life
Writing workshop with Naomi Hirahara
Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. – noon
Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena
Members $20, non-members $25
Reservations required; for tickets, click here or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10




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