Los Angeles Mystery Writer Naomi Hirahara discusses and signs her new book “Grave on Grand Avenue” & Los Angeles poet Amy Uyematsu reads from her new poetry collection “The Yellow Door.”
Where: Vroman’s Bookstore
Time: 7:00 pm
Address: 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, California 91101
Amy Uyematsu grew up in Southern California by parents who had been interned in American camps during World War II. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. She was torn between the Japanese culture of her family and the American culture of her environment, a conflict which has deeply influenced her writing and poetry. Uyematsu’s poems also consider the intersection of politics, mathematics, spirituality, and the natural world and Southern California.
Naomi Hirahara was born in Pasadena, California. Growing up Hirahara’s family made their home in Altadena and then South Pasadena, where Naomi and her younger brother Jimmy grew up and attended secondary school. She’s writer of the LAPD bicycle cop, Ellie Rush, mystery series. Ellie Rush patrols the streets of downtown and Little Tokyo solving crimes.