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The 11th Annual Women’s Literary Festival

The Santa Barbara event celebrates authors, diversity, and the written word. Read story.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

‘Listen, Liberal’ Exposes the Democratic Party

Author Thomas Frank traces the party’s pivot away from economic egalitarianism toward ideas and policies. Read story.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Daredevil Clint Ewing Pens Memoir

The pro motorcyclist from Santa Barbara tells all in ‘A Freestyle Life,’ with a book-signing May 19. Read story.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Finding Peace Amid Hopi Violence

UCSB professor James Brooks explores mysterious Southwestern massacre in ‘Mesa of Sorrows.’ Read story.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Poem in Your Pocket Day

A special stanza to celebrate National Poetry Month. Read story.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

S.B. Voice Teacher Signs Her New Book

Agatha Carubia’s ‘Heart-Based Singing: Vocal Technique’ is for anyone who enjoys singing. Read story.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Krista Tippett Talks Becoming Wise

Arts and Lectures presents the author in conversation with with Pico Iyer on April 20 Read story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Pat Mora Shares Bilingual 'Bookjoy'

Bicultural writer speaks on children’s lit at SBCC on April 15, visits public library the next day. Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., April 12, 2016
Updated 8:23 a.m., April 13, 2016

Poetry Primer

Thirty Books to Celebrate National Poetry Month Read story.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

‘The Purple Cow’ Chronicles Bygone Dairy Days

‘Dairy Daughter’ Laura Lee Tognazzini Dias recounts milk-industry memories. Read story.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Many Rainbows of ‘My Pet Cloud’

Interior designer Kisha Gianni and her mom, artist Lyn Gianni, collaborate on cute kids’ book. Read story.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Helen Macdonald’s ‘H Is for Hawk’ Soars

Best-selling author comes to Santa Barbara April 1. Read story.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

‘Beatlebone’ Imagines John Lennon in Ireland

Kevin Barry’s new novel posits a very slight alteration in the world. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

‘A Strangeness in My Mind’ Latest from Orhan Pamuk

The Turkish author weaves a story of life in Istanbul in his recent book. Read story.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How Real Is ‘Wreck and Order’?

Former ‘Indy’ editor Hannah Tennant-Moore discusses her debut novel and comes to Chaucer’s on March 23. Read story.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
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