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By Miriam Raftery

October 24, 2019 (El Cajon) – Stop by East County Magazine’s booth at the Cultural Arts Expo at the Courtyard Marriott, 141 N. Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon on Saturday, November 9th to meet acclaimed local authors, who will be signing and selling copies of their books.  The Expo also features art by local and international artists, live music, and more.

The event runs from 10 a.m.  to 7 p.m. Here are the authors who have confirmed times  to participate at East County Magazine’s booth so far:

10 a.m.-12 p.m.  

Phil Pryde (San Diego: An introduction to the Region)

Donald Harrison (Louis Rose, San Diego’s First Jewish Settler and Entrepreneur and Schlepping through the American West:There is a Jewis Story Everywhere)

12-2 p.m.

Richard Carrico (Strangers in a Stolen Land: Indians of San Diego County from Prehistory to the New Deal  and Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wineries in San Diego County)

Del Hood  (History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and Surrounding Areas and The Triumph of Belva Jane )

2-4 p.m. Anat Tour (children’s books:  Mama Says , Mama's Bag, Mama's Bees , The Huge Gigantic Humongous Lizard in my Living Room (paperback), and Dandy Daddy Long Legs.)

3-5 p.m. Linda Hawley (Nature Adventure!)

4-6  p.m. Amanda Matti  (A Foreign Affair and Voicing the Eagle)

About the Cultural Arts Expo:

You’re invited to “Expose yourself to art” at the Cultural Arts Expo.  Proceeds will benefit the East County Arts Association.

Enjoy live music by the Jazilla Band, a local Latin jazz legend, savor food samples from 12-2 p.m., visit a wine and beer garden, and enjoy artworks including adobe sculptures by Enrieque Avilez form Mexico City, fish carving sculptures by award winner Bob Berry, local artist Grace Schleisher, workshops by local artist Barbara Young and more.

This year, the event draws inspiration from the Don’t Give Up Movement, which strives to help struggling people find hope and prevent suicides.  The event also honors the memory of local artist  Nolan, who died at age 18.

Tickets: $15 general admission if purchased by Oct. 31, or $20 at the door; student admission is $10.

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Cultural Expo

Thank you Dennis Moore for your kind words and support! :)

Anat Tour and Amanda Matti at Cultural Expo at Marriott

I am honored to have written reviews of subject author's books, who will appear at the Cultural Arts Expo at the Courtyard Marriott in El Cajon on November 9th, where these two subject authors will sign and sell their books. Although a bit biased, I can assure you that you will enjoy meeting Anat Tour and Amanda Matti, and reading their books.