Arcadia City Councilman Gary Kovacic’s long-awaited follow-up collection of essays called More Visions of Arcadia will be showcased November 17 during the third One Community, One Book program produced by Arcadia’s Best Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit community events group.
This year’s program, Arcadia by Arcadians and Neighbors – Authors of books about Arcadia, California, will also feature authors Carol Libby and Elizabeth Pomeroy.
The City of Arcadia is partnering with Arcadia’s Best Foundation on this year’s program to celebrate the release of More Visions during the 10th anniversary year of the popular original book edited by Kovacic and published as Arcadia celebrated its 100th birthday in 2003: Visions of Arcadia: A Centennial Anthology.
The upcoming 576-page More Visions is chocked full of 145 essays and nearly 400 photographs. The hundreds of contributing essayists from both books are invited to attend the free program and participate in a book signing after a Q&A with the authors led by Arcadia’s Best Foundation’s Scott Hettrick.
Each of the three authors will give separate talks offering interesting anecdotes they learned about Arcadia, as well as fun and fascinating stories about the process of researching, writing, and editing their books. The joint Q&A will follow, during which the audience will be invited to participate.
Libby’s most recent book is Chronicles of Arcadia. She also co-authored the Arcadia edition of the national book series Images of America.
Pomeroy has included extensive writings about Arcadia in her many books, which include the Pasadena edition of Images of America, as well as Lost and Found: Historic and Natural Landmarks of the San Gabriel Valley and John Muir: A Naturalist in Southern California.
All three authors will sign their books, which will be available for purchase.
Free refreshments will be provided by the City of Arcadia. The Church of the Good Shepherd is at 400 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia.