Books & Poetry

If You Build It … Explores Father/Son Relationships

In his new memoir, Field of Dreams actor Dwier Brown tells the story of playing Kevin Costner’s father and how the role changed his life. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: The Happiness Choice

Author Marilyn Tam describes how success in both life and business is not only possible but a necessity. Read story.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The 2014 Santa Barbara Writers Conference

Novelist Mark Childress is among the authors featured at this year’s five-day conference. Read story.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Redeployment

This new book by Phil Klay may become the classic fictional account of the recent conflict in Iraq. Read story.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Review: All the Presidents’ Bankers

Author Nomi Prins tracks the often unholy alliance between American presidents and bankers across a century of American history. Read story.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Gerald Horne Scrutinizes 1776 During UCSB Visit

Historian and attorney discussed the pro-slavery "counter-revolution" that underlay the American Revolution. Read story.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Book Review: E. E. Cummings: A Life by Susan Cheever

Edward Estlin Cummings remains one of the few poets that just about every adult English-speaking American has heard of. Read story.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Coloring Book With Attitude

Scott Free will be selling his messenger bike coloring books at Cranky’s this Saturday, May 10. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Books: Review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Lowland

With her fourth book, Lahiri is now one of those rare authors whose every publication is an event worth anticipating. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lecture: Sea Monsters

Author Chet Van Duzer offers readers a fascinating history of the evolution of unexplained ocean critters as they were perceived hundreds of years ago. Read story.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ann Patchett Comes to S.B.

The award-winning author said she hopes those who attend her upcoming Arts & Lectures talk at UCSB leave understanding the importance of “good deeds.” Read story.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

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
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