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The Poet Laureate of Los Prietos Boys Camp

Now a junior at Cabrillo High School, former Los Prietos student Derek Young has been honored for his poems. Read story.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Women’s Literary Festival 2014

Santa Barbara’s own Poet Laureate Chryss Yost will be featured at this year’s festival alongside novelists, memoirists, journalists, and more. Read story.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

New Brazilian Gardens

California gardeners will be inspired by this beautiful book documenting contemporary Brazilian landscape design. Read story.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What to Read for Poetry Month, Part II

Fifty-word write-ups of some of the latest books of prose. Read story.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Malcolm Gladwell to Speak in Santa Barbara

Author of The Tipping Point and Blink to discuss latest book. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Books: Christopher Buckley’s New Works

The Santa Barbara writer’s 20th book of poetry and part three of his memoir series are about to be released. Read story.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Book Review: The Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur

Arthur Hoyle will sign copies of his biography The Unknown Henry Miller April 9 at Chaucer’s Books. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Book Den Owner Celebrates 35 Years

Eric Kelley still running century-old book shop on Anapamu Street. Read story.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Billy Collins and Aimee Mann

UCSB Arts & Lectures brings the former U.S. Poet Laureate and popular singer-songwriter together for an evening of words and music on Thursday, April 17 at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Read story.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Poetry for National Poetry Month

Former S.B. poet laureate David Starkey writes one review for every day of the month. Read story.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade

A new book tells the hidden story of the boom in Asian marijuana smuggling, circa 1969-1986. Read story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Carl Jung’s Red Book

The master of dream therapy himself surreptitiously authored a secret book filled with his own ruminations, dreams, and hallucinogenic drawings. Read story.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Books: Little Failure

In his engrossing memoir, the award-winning writer Gary Shteyngart is unflinchingly honest. Read story.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Spirituality: Life After Life

In his 1975 best-selling book Life After Life, Dr. Raymond Moody introduced the concept of the near-death experience (NDE). Read story.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Books: Reading Santa Barbara

Here is a Whitman’s Sampler of wisdom and wit from a town that Kenneth Rexroth, Ross Macdonald, and T.C. Boyle call home. Read story.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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