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2017 Festival of Women Authors

2017 Festival of Women Authors

From veblens to a lady cop in 1910, it must be the Pasadena Festival of Women Authors being held on April 8. Tickets tend to vanish as this has become quite a popular event (though it does offer a wait list). This year’s authors include Elizabeth McKenzie, author of The Portable Veblen and Amy Stewart […]

Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

Welcome to Miss Havisham’s House

I began to suspect that I had made a mistake when I drove through the gates and was forced to maneuver through a film crew, two German Shepherds, assorted cats and kids, and farragoes of discarded furniture and tools. Yet, as Airbnb had promised, the estate was beautiful—albeit it was a disheveled, decrepit beauty; like […]

Read and Sung

Read and Sung

Do not ask of your shadow’s future. Do not dwell on your shadow’s past. Do not ask what others think. Rely not upon the delusions of the many. Do not turn away from certitude and a multisyllabic path. Do not listen to politicians’ rhetoric. Do not become a sleeping mute, a junk yard dog. Do […]

One Word

One Word

  One or two words are enough to express feelings burrowed deeply in one’s own soul. When our eyes first see the horror, our hands want to destroy the ugly remnants of something that was once warm and loving. Now only four skeleton of walls remain standing decorated with newly sprung plant life and a […]

LitFest 2015

LitFest 2015

Poets, independent bookmakers, self-publishing, satire, California authors, diversity in Young Adult literature, memoir writing, Pulitzer Prize-winner and food critic Jonathan Gold, science writers, mystery writers, and women writers may all be heard during the 2015 LitFest Pasadena.   Local authors, Désirée Zamorano, Jervey Tervalon, Ron Koertge, Gary Phillips, Petrea Burchard, Naomi Hirahara will be among […]

Special

Special

                    A clam shell rises from watery depths, she’s a beauty, her strawberry blonde adorned by rosebuds wrapping her waist. The museum label reads: Botticelli, “Venus,” this what must be meant by peaches and cream. Her face, that pure. I count three eyes, knowing people will […]

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

Gerda’s Words, Luis’ Art

SomeTimes Your orange red glow singes me as you lean away. SomeTimes You flicker   burn bright   go dark. You tease and drown me in your rain. I turn cold. SomeTimes I don’t know you, don’t love you, don’t know what to do for you   for me   for us.     Poet Gerda Govine Ituarte will […]

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Bulgarini Brings in the Wine

Leo Bulgarini of the famous gelato, endorsed by none other than Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold, is bringing his irresistible Italian ice creams and pairing them with wine to benefit Literature for Life‘s fundraising party, kicking off the holiday season on December 7th. Also for liquid refreshment will be “delectable” holiday punches, and for victuals, Jonathan Gold’s “lush” red […]

Désirée Zamorano

Désirée Zamorano

From its shocking opening to its dream-like ending, Désirée Zamorano’s The Amado Women dishes out secrets, lies, and hurts as fast as we can gobble them up.  This is how Hometown Pasadena contributor Petrea Burchard begins her review of Zamorano’s new novel. Désirée Zamorano is Pushcart prize nominee and an award-winning short story writer. She’s had commentaries published […]

The Juggler

The Juggler

The Juggler by Cheryl Klein Every night, Amalia Reyna prayed to Saint Julian to make her reborn. As whom or what, she didn’t know, so that was part of her prayer: Dear Saint Julian in Heaven, make me…. Then her thoughts would trail off. She’d found the candle at the corner store one day when […]

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