Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘literary events’

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LitFest 2017

LitFest 2017

Evolve is the word. From its inception as a book festival in Central Park in 2012, LitFest Pasadena has evolved into a Playhouse District neighborhood day-long event of speakers, panels, music, and readings, which continues to celebrate the written word. There’s spontaneity in conversation and writing, LA mystery writers chatting about inspirations and adventures, and […]

Talking to Ourselves

Talking to Ourselves

My dog Wilma and I take a turn off the main drag onto one of the tree-lined blocks of our Pasadena neighborhood. Across the street a man walks in the opposite direction, talking to himself. I double-check: yes. No smartphone, no earbuds. He stops talking when he sees us. I pretend not to notice. As […]

2016 LitFest Pasadena

2016 LitFest Pasadena

It’s the 5th LitFest Pasadena on June 4 with award-winning authors, panel discussions, Q&A, readings, prizes, and micro-narratives. And, it’s all free. The day begins at 10 a.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore then meanders around the Playhouse District to Zona Rosa Alley and the Playhouse’s Carrie Hamilton Theater. Jonathan Gold speaks and takes questions in regard […]

2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors

We realize it’s three months until April 9, when the Pasadena Literary Alliance presents the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors, but this event sells out quickly, so for those who forget until it’s too late or those who have never heard of PFWA, we want to offer a tease—and a nudge. In prior years, many […]

Literary Death Match 2014

Literary Death Match 2014

Pasadena’s Prospect Park Books is feeling good. Their newest author Karen Rizzo is one of the readers at this year’s Los Angeles’ Literary Death Match “competition.” Rizzo’s debut novel Famous Baby is about a “mommy blogger” who’s 18-year-old daughter—the subject of many (too, too many) blogs—kidnaps her grandmother to save her from the same fate. The novel […]

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

See, Hear, Expand, Appreciate

We’ve written before about these two sisters—Susan Cherney and Wendy Ross—and their venture Inside the Story, but we haven’t in a while and they are still going strong, offering a variety of workshops, lectures, and field trips for people who want to know more about a specific artistic genre or movement. Inside the Story events are […]

Literature For Life

Literature For Life

At Literature for Life we consider ourselves to be a new kind of beast: part online literary magazine, part educator’s resource center, part community salon. It’s our goal to bring writers, artists, and educators together to help ignite young minds with a love of reading, writing, and the visual arts. (LiteratureforLife.net) We’re only in the beginning stages, but our […]

CA Bookstore Day

CA Bookstore Day

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent. California Bookstore Day is a statewide party on May 3, […]

My Mother’s Voice

My Mother’s Voice

“Becoming an orphan after losing her family in the Armenian Genocide, my mother took a chance that the man in the picture would make a good husband…” The Armenian Genocide was a planned campaign by the Young Turk government to annihilate the Christian Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire. Embarked upon in 1915, during WWI, […]

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Inventing Media & Author Robin Sloan

Think of the formats we love:  books, 2-hour movies, serial TV dramas, blogs…the list goes on and on. All of these formats had to be invented. But how does that happen? How do new formats get started? And, how might a person participate in the process of “media invention”? To find out…join us. (Pasadena Public […]

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