Open Book

OPEN BOOK, it’s not just an event, it’s an experience.

Open Book’s Stellar Spring Season

In April and May, the Pasadena Literary Alliance partnered with Light Bringer Project to highlight and conduct several Litfest Pasadena activities; “Sci-Fi, Race and Empowerment: How Octavia Butler Changed the American Literary Landscape” and “Resilience: An Open Book Memoir Panel”. Memoir panelists included Antong Lucky, Silvia Vasquez-Lavado, and Obed Silva with Jeff Hobbs moderating. These two events were free and open to the public. Be sure to check out the video on our website’s Open Book Past Events page.

Adding to our vault of Open Book On Location conversations, don’t miss Mikel Jollett and Kate Gale in Conversation. Jollett is an American musician and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Hollywood Park, a story of fierce love and family loyalty told in a raw, poetic voice. Dr. Kate Gale is an American poet, librettist, and independent publisher. Her latest poetry collection, The Loneliest Girl, (is) a testament to resilience. Find the conversation on the Open Book On Location website page.

In June, attendees gathered under the Strawberry Moon for “Emily Levesque in Conversation with John Mulchaey” held at the Carnegie Observatories. This in-person Open Book event was hosted by John Mulchaey, Director of the Carnegie Observatories.  Dr. Levesque is the author of The Last Stargazers, a tribute to the wonders of our universe and people who dare to venture into the unknown. Find the event video on our Open Book Past Events page.

What is the Open Book Series?

Building on the successful Pasadena Festival of Woman Authors event which has been presented annually since 2009, the vision for the new series is to provide opportunities for the community to enjoy authors of all kinds – both established and emerging, national and local, men and women, writers of fiction and non-fiction – in settings that complement the author’s work or background and allow for engagement with the attendees.