Wednesday, March 13, 2013

One City, One Story author talk in Pasadena March 14

To celebrate the 11th year of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading project, the public is invited to a conversation with Karen Thompson Walker, author of this year’s selected novel “The Age of Miracles,” Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave.  

Library Director Jan Sanders will moderate the discussion, which will include questions from the audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring their copies of “The Age of Miracles:” for the author to sign following the discussion. The event is free and open to the public. Event parking is available in surrounding parking facilities. All parking is fee based.

“The Age of Miracles” is a haunting and unforgettable story about coming of age during extraordinary times and people going on with their lives in an era of profound uncertainty. It is particularly relevant in today’s world as it explores “what if” scenarios focusing on global change, uncertainty, and adjusting to a new normal.
Author Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego, California, where “The Age of Miracles” is set. She studied English and creative writing at UCLA, where she wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin. After college, Thompson Walker worked as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area before moving to New York City to attend the Columbia University MFA program.

A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote 
“The Age of Miracles” in the mornings before work – sometimes while riding the subway.
Thompson Walker is the recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship as well as a Bomb Magazine fiction prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Pasadena Public Library’s annual One City, One Story program is designed to broaden and deepen an appreciation of reading in Pasadena by engaging the community in dialog around a single literary work. For more information on this year’s One City, One Story programming activities visit or call (626) 744-7270.

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