Literary Happenings: USC dean to talk about music history, theory
Published 4/27/2013 at 5:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will provide those interested in music history and theory with a unique opportunity to enjoy both when the students of "Music 302: The History and Literature of Music" present papers on those ...
Literary Happenings: Heartfelt poetry from 'Home'
Published 11/24/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Joan Bauer is one of the finest writers around for young adults. Winning such awards as the Newbery Honor for "Hope Was Here," the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for "Rules of the Road" and the Schneider Family Book Award ...
Literary Happenings: Picture book dazzles with story of words, Gutenberg press
Published 11/17/2012 at 1:13 p.m.
"In the city of Mainz in Germany, around the year 1450, there appeared a mysterious thing. It was made of rags and bones, soot and seeds. It wore a dark brown coat and was filled with gold. It took lead ...
Literary Happenings: Library databases provide knowledge at click of a mouse
Published 11/10/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Whether it's the layout of a California mission or a practice SAT test, the latest in car repair techniques or learning a foreign language, readers can often find what they're looking for on the website of their local library. Many ...
Literary Happenings: Professor will read his poetry, fiction
Published 11/3/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will host an evening of poetry, prose and reflection on Wednesday. At 8 p.m., J.T. Ledbetter, English professor emeritus, will read from a variety of his works in the Lundring Events Center, including selections ...
Literary Happenings: Sisters sought to shed light on underlying problem
Published 10/27/2012 at 12:19 p.m.
Passionate letters to the editor have long been a part of journalism, so I enjoyed finding a historic example last month in the "Underneath It All" exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. The exhibit, which runs through January 2013 at ...
Literary Happenings: Eliot's poetry broke new literary ground
Published 10/20/2012 at 11:54 a.m.
During a recent visit to St. Louis, I explored the Missouri History Museum and enjoyed an exhibit about 20th-century poet T.S. Eliot. The grandson of the founder of Washington University and the son of a successful brick manufacturer, Eliot drew ...
Literary Happenings: Scholar to host talk about Constitution
Published 10/13/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
The Moorpark Library will host a "Constitution Cafe" discussion led by scholar Christopher Phillips at 2 p.m. Saturday. Designed with audience participation in mind, the forum will ask such questions as, "If we held a Constitution Convention today, what parts ...
Literary Happenings: Libraries an invaluable source of information
Published 10/6/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
According to the California Library Association's website, www.cla-net.org, more than 1 million Californians visit a public library each day. What do they do there? More than 46,000 will receive literacy tutoring or homework help. That's enough people to fill AT&T ...
Literary Happenings: Sci fi, mystery and murder in Revis trilogy
Published 9/29/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Amy, the daughter of a military specialist and a genetic scientist, is a teen who enjoys school, her boyfriend and running outdoors. But she gives it all up to be cryofrozen and shot into space so she can join her ...
Literary Happenings: Annual Writers Day is scheduled
Published 9/15/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will host the annual Writers Day sponsored by the Central Coast Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
Literary Happenings: Books offer tips for DIY woodworkers
Published 9/8/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Which wood flooring is the hardest: oak, Douglas fir or maple? Sugar maple. Which is stronger: yellow or white glue? Yellow. "Help, I don't have a clamp!" Try a bungee cord, mousetrap or masking tape.
Literary Happenings: Chance discovery in Missouri underlines the importance of libraries
Published 9/1/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
I've always believed in the value of our nation's public libraries, but the treasures they hold became particularly rich for me this spring. While steamboating from Cincinnati to Memphis aboard the "American Queen" in May, I disembarked in New Madrid, ...
Literary Happenings: 'Pride and Prejudice' characters return
Published 8/25/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
It's no secret that Jane Austen's world has expanded since her novels were first published in the early 19th century. Movies, television programs, historical re-enactments, websites and books still touch fans around the world.
Literary Happenings: Texas mystery offers great characters, plot, even humor
Published 8/18/2012 at 3:00 p.m.
Forrest "Bear" Wells is a former college football player, happily married husband, not-so-famous author and pastor of a large church in the master-planned community of Sugar Land, Texas. What he doesn't plan on, however, is murder.
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