On Sunday, October 2, from 3 – 5 P.M., Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse hosts a reading for writer and Pasadena resident Thelma T. Reyna. The noted author shares selections from her recent book of poetry Breath & Bone and The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories. This event is held to coincide with Latino Heritage Month, a celebration of the contribution made to American life by the Hispanic community.
Breath & Bone , Reyna’s first poetry chapbook, was a Semi-Finalist in the 2010 National Poetry Chapbook Competition by Finishing Line Press. The Heavens Weep for Us and Other Stories received four national honors: National 2010 “Best Books” Award (USA Book News), Finalist, Short Story Fiction; 2011 Eric Hoffer Award, Honorable Mention, General Fiction; The Montaigne Medal 2011, Finalist; and 2011 National Indie Excellence Book Award, Finalist, Multicultural Fiction.
Dr. Reyna’s stories, poems, essays, book reviews, and other nonfiction have been published in literary and academic journals, textbooks, anthologies, blogs, and in regional media for over 30 years. She writes the blogs “American Latina/o Writers Today” (http://www.LatinoWritersToday.blogspot.com ) and “The Literary Self” (http://www.TheLiterarySelf.blogspot.com ). She is also a monthly guest blogger on “Powerful Latinas” (http://www.PowerfulLatinas.com ).
She is also an editor, ghost writer, and writing consultant with her business, The Writing Pros, based in Pasadena, CA (http://www.TheWritingPros.com ). In addition, she serves as a City Commissioner in Pasadena and is an adjunct professor at California State University, Los Angeles.
For more information, call (818) 790-0717. Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse is located at 1010 Foothill Blvd., La Canada Flintridge CA 91011, at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and the Angeles Crest Highway. Take the Angeles Crest exit off the 210, turn south, make a right onto Foothill Blvd., and turn left onto Chevy Chase. Parking is in the rear of the store.