Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Victoria Patterson’


2016 Festival of Women Authors

2016 Festival of Women Authors
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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 […]

South Pasadena Author Victoria Patterson

South Pasadena Author Victoria Patterson

The prose is so accomplished, so effortlessly nuanced and suggestive, that more than once I had to check Patterson’s bio to make sure this was her first book. (It is.) —Michael Leone in 2009 writing for the San Francisco Chronicle about Victoria Patterson’s Drift. The Chronicle chose Drift as one of the best books of […]

Girl Friday Book Club

Girl Friday Book Club

Common Thread Studio wants you to “exercise your creativity.” How about “Sip and Sew” on October 17th, where the Japanese art of tie-dyeing called Shibori may be learned while sipping complimentary wine and noshing on cheese. Or sign up for classes like “Poolside Dress,” “Slouchy Pants,” “Honeycomb Ottoman,” and “Woodland Pals.” Or, mix the literary with […]

Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

Oprah Book Club Author, Bestsellers & Story Finalist

The South Pasadena Public Library is offering a feast of talented this Wednesday evening (September 25th). The panel will include Christina Schwarz who’s novel Drowning Ruth is included in Oprah’s Book Club collection. “Drowning Ruth started out with my thinking of a Boo Radleyish neighbor I had when I was growing up,” states Schwarz at […]

This Week at Vroman’s: Victoria Patterson & Eleanor Brown

This Week at Vroman’s: Victoria Patterson & Eleanor Brown

Victoria Patterson’s collection of short stories, Drift, was released last year to much fanfare, including an interview with this here online magazine (she’s a South Pas resident), which you can read by clicking these words. Now she’s got a novel out, This Vacant Paradise, which she’ll be reading from at Vroman’s this Thursday at 7, […]

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

Victoria Patterson at Vroman's

South Pasadena writer Victoria Patterson, whose first book, Drift (Mariner Books, $12.95), has just been published to considerable acclaim, will read from the book and sign copies at Vroman’s on Tuesday evening. Drift is a collection of thirteen loosely linked short stories, all revolving around waitresses, students, skateboarders and fringe-dwellers in moneyed Newport Beach, where Patterson […]

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson, Writer

Victoria Patterson and her then-boyfriend, now-husband Chris Patterson first discovered South Pasadena in 1993, when Chris was accepted in a graduate program at Art Center. They scored an affordable apartment above the dry cleaners at Huntington and Fletcher, she found a job at Julienne, and they set out to be artists: her a writer, him […]

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