READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS FEBRUARY 11-25, 2018

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren

February 11, 2018 (San Diego) — “If you want to stand out from the crowd, give people a reason not to forget you. — Richard Branson

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READERS

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:

In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.


http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Writers/

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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February 11 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) — WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program will be hosting Jeanne Bender, author of Lindie Lou: Harvest Time and Amanda Matti, author of Voicing the Eagle.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 11 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)David Putnam and Earl Javorsky sign The Innocents (Hardcover) and Down to No Good (Paperback).

Booklist sums up Putnam's Bruno Johnson series: "Bruno Johnson believes so passionately in justice that he'll lie, cheat, and steal to achieve it – and he'll pulverize anybody who gets in his way."

Additional information at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/david-putnam-and-earl-javorsky-sign-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 11 (Sunday, 6:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with the San Diego Central Library to present a Perfect Timing Adventure with New York Times and internationally renowned author, top ten TED Talks speaker, and internationally renowned business thinker, Daniel Pink at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd,, San Diego CA 92101. This event is ticketed ($35 per person, includes a book) and is open to the public.

Daniel Pink is the author of several provocative bestselling books about business, work, and behavior, including Drive, To Sell is Human, and A Whole New Mind. In his new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shares the results of his cutting edge research which conclude that timing is not necessarily an art, but rather a science that can be utilized to help you flourish at home, at work, and at school.

Additional information: http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/whencentrallibrary/

February 11 (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.)Tyrell Johnson signs The Wolves of Winter (Hardcover).

A captivating tale of humanity pushed beyond its breaking point, of family and bonds of love forged when everything is lost, and of a heroic young woman who crosses a frozen landscape to find her destiny. This debut novel is written in a post-apocalyptic tradition that spans The Hunger Games and Station Eleven but blazes its own distinctive path.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/TyrellJohnson021118

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 12 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Albert Flynn DeSilver to discuss and sign his new book Writing as a Path to Awakening. A highly regarded and sought-after speaker and workshop leader, Albert Flynn DeSilver has taught and presented with several luminaries, including Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Michael McClure, and U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan among many others. In addition, Albert is an internationally published poet, memoirist, and novelist. His writing has appeared in over 100 literary journals worldwide.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/albert-flynn-desilver-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 12 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — After working at the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for twelve years, Tom Sweterlitsch stepped out of the role of library worker and into the official shoes of being a professional writer. His first book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow, was published in 2014. Tom will be here for his second book The Gone World, an intense science fiction crime novel with a clandestine Naval Criminal Investigative Service division that delves into time travel, its mental effects on SEALS, and how the future can not only hold the key to saving one family but also maybe all of humanity. Friend of the store and author of the Generations Trilogy, Scott Sigler, will be our special guest host of the evening.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tom-sweterlitsch-signs-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 13 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — Join us for STORYTIME and enjoy a valentine story and a craft.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 13 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Rachel Lyon to discuss and sign her new book Self-Portrait with Boy. Rachel Lyon’s work has appeared in Joyland, The Iowa Review, The Brooklyn Rail, and other publications. She attended Princeton and Indiana University, where she was fiction editor of the Indiana Review. Lyon teaches for the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop, Catapult, and elsewhere. She is cofounder of the reading series Ditmas Lit, in her native Brooklyn. This event is free and open to the public.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/rachel-lyon-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 15 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is happy to be hosting Cecil Castellucci and Sally Pla for their new releases, Don’t Cosplay with My Heart and Stanley Will Probably Be Fine! We will be transforming the store into a mini comics & cosplay celebration for the evening. Cosplay, costumes, and general geekery strongly encouraged!

In Don’t Cosplay with My Heart, Edan Kupferman loves escaping into cosplay as her favorite character, Gargantua – especially when her real life is a mess. When a boy at school gets her into her element at ComicCon, she begins to learn how to be her own hero.

In Stanley Will Probably Be Fine, a young boy escapes into comics when he gets overwhelmed by the world around him. He invents his own superhero, John Lockdown, and with his help tackles a scavenger hunt through downtown San Diego to overcome his fears. School Library Journal praises it as “an excellent addition to promote social-emotional learning.”

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/CecilCastellucciSallyPla021518

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 16 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy presents a Fantastic Evening with Holly Black and Susan Dennard! The duo of best-selling authors will share the magic of their new releases with readers. Holly's latest, The Cruel Prince, is a Constance and Maryelizabeth pick, and the first in a new series. Sightwitch is a novella-length story from Susan's Witchlands.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of The Cruel Prince or Sightwitch from Mysterious Galaxy.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/holly-black-and-susan-dennard-sign-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 17 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Galactic Journey: Interview with a Time Traveler (1963 edition)

Blast back to February 1963, three years before the Five-Year Mission, nine months before the blue Police Box, when the Fantastic Four were on issue eleven -- that "Mad Men" time that set the stage for everything that came after.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/galactic-journey-interview-time-traveler

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 18 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Sibongile Ngako, author of Yani Pie and the TV Juggernaut.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 18 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)CC Dowling and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom sign Conduit and Wolf Slayer.

When college senior Jane Lamb dies suddenly, she discovers that the afterlife is less pearly gates and fluffy clouds and more standing in line at the DMV. But before she can spend eternity lamenting over her short, unremarkable life, she's offered a do-over--as a Conduit, a reincarnated messenger contracted to reap souls.

Descended from a long line of werewolf trackers, Tess Owen knows everything there is to know about hunting the big, bad beasts – except what to do when you find yourself falling for one.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/CCDowlingLindaThomasSundstrom021818

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 20 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Susan Meissner to discuss and sign her new book As Bright as Heaven. Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She is the award-winning author of A Fall of Marigolds, Secrets of a Charmed Life, Stars over Sunset Boulevard, and A Bridge Across the Ocean among other novels.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/susan-meissner-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 20 (Tuesday) —  The San Diego Public Library is hosting a series of news literacy programs entitled “Breaking News @ The Library.” Upcoming talks include “News Literacy and You” at the Scripps Miramar Ranch library.

For more details, see https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/media-literacy.

February 21 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses The Rook by Daniel O'Malley.

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization and this person wants her dead.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/SDBDG022118

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 21 (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.) — UCSD’s NEW WRITING SERIES Is excited to announce an upcoming reading from Cristy C. Road. The reading will take place at 4:30 pm in the Geisel Library’s Seuss Room.

Cristy C. Road is a Cuban-American artist, writer and musician who’s been supplying creativity for punk rock, publishing, & social justice movements since she was a teenager in Miami, circa1997. Road self-published Green’zine for ten years, and has since released three illustrated novels which tackle gender, sexuality, mental health and cultural identity (with a tinge of bathroom humor): “Indestructible” (2005), “Bad Habits” (2008), “Spit and Passion” (2013), and her current project, The Next World Tarot, a traditionally illustrated Tarot depicting queer resilience and revolution. C.Road’s work has been featured in the Baby Remember My Name: New Queer Girl Writing Anthology, Live Through This Anthology, Maximumrocknroll, New York Magazine, The Advocate, The New York Times, and countless other published works. As a musician, Road fronted The Homewreckers for eight years, and currently fronts pop-punk group, Choked Up. She is a Gemini and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For more information, go to http://literature.ucsd.edu/news-events/new-writing-series/nws-winter2018.html

February 22 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Francisco Cantu in conversation with John Wilkens to discuss and sign his new book The Line Becomes a River. Francisco Cantu served as an agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012, working in the deserts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. A former Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and a 2017 Whiting Award. His writing and translations have been featured in Best American Essays, Harper's, n+1, Orion, and Guernica, as well as on This American Life. He lives in Tucson.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/francisco-cantu-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 23 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — POETRY & ART SERIES 2018 presents authors Edwin Decker, Al Howard, Anna Zappoli Jenkins, and Viet Mai. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. DJ Gill Sotu will provide music and sound throughout the show. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Members are free, nonmembers $6 at the door. Bring a snack or beverage to share and get in free. The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.

February 25 (Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) — Join us to welcome chef, author, and food activist Alice Waters back to the Chino Farm for a book signing of her memoir, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, a fundraiser for the Edible Schoolyard Project and celebration with live music and food.

In Coming to My Senses, Alice relates stories, recipes and photographs, painting a portrait of an aimless young woman from suburban New Jersey, whose formative sojourn in Europe ultimately led her to the epicenter of Berkeley’s counterculture in the 1960’s, revealing both the quiet determination and reckless enthusiasm that inspired her activism, advocacy and creativity. At once deeply personal and modestly understated, her story offers a look at makings of a rebel who has redefined the way generations of chefs, food lovers and ordinary people think about food, farming, cooking and the power of sharing meals.

February 25 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Rachel Marks and Friends sign Fire and Bone.

Author and artist Rachel A. Marks' bio reads: "I'm an author and professional artist, cancer survivor, mother of four, and wife to the most amazing man in the world. ​ In my free time I'm a beach bum and entertainment cheese junkie. If you don't like Superman I may wonder about you and suggest you seek professional help," which pretty much immediately identifies her as a member of our Galaxy. Fire and Bone is the first in her new young adult series, Otherborn.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/RachelMarks022518

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 25 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program they will be hosting Antonio F. Vianna, author of Betrayal. They will also be hosting Rebecca Rosenberg, author of The Secret Life of Mrs. London,

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 28 (Wednesday) — The San Diego Public Library is hosting a series of news literacy programs entitled “Breaking News @ The Library.” Upcoming talks include “News Literacy and You” at the Scripps Miramar Ranch library.

For more details, see https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/media-literacy.

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NEWS

San Diego Union to be Sold Again

San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is watching the news of the sale of San Diego’s and Los Angeles' local papers with great interest. Both our industry and the ownership of The San Diego Union-Tribune have changed rapidly and repeatedly these past several years. But the principles of ethical journalism and the importance of a strong local press remain clear. San Diego SPJ encourages new owner Patrick Soon-Shiong to prioritize local reporting in both San Diego and Los Angeles, and to respect the voices of staff at both award-winning newspapers. We hope he will champion a strong local presence and stellar reporting in both communities.

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink.

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February 11 (Sunday, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.) — PARTNERS IN CRIME, the San Diego Chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, will depart from its normal day and time for its February meeting. The group meets at Mysterious Galaxy to hear San Diego Police Detective Jana Beard discuss interviewing techniques to help writers make their police interviews more realistic.

In 27 years with SDPD she has spent 20 years as a detective with assignments in Vice, Sex Crimes, and currently Homicide, where she has investigated over 300 cases. She is known for her skills as an interviewer.

Reading from his fifth novel, The Innocents, will be Dave Putnam, who spent 35 years in law enforcement, including many years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. David and author Earl Javorsky will present Two Writers: Opposite Sides of the Law immediately following the Sisters in Crime meeting.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sisters-crime-san-diego-chapter-meeting-021118

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 13 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — The San Diego Chapter of the SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (STC San Diego) and WRITE THE DOCS SAN DIEGO (WTD-San Diego) are co-hosting a virtual presentation about documenting for the Applications Programming Interface (API).

Documentation for the API is provided to facilitate the API's usage, and is increasingly becoming a common? requirement in technical communication.

The presenter for this event is Tom Johnson, author of the popular technical writing blog Idratherbewriting.com.

STC Members and Volunteers: $5; Non-Members: $10.

Sign up on Eventbrite to receive virtual event information at: http://bit.ly/2E0Yvez

February 16-18 (Friday-Saturday) — The 32nd annual SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WRITERS' CONFERENCE SAN DIEGO takes place Presidents’ Day Weekend. There’s far too much to report HERE, so be sure to check out all the latest news online AT http://writersconference.com/sd/news-and-announcements/.

Beyond all the new workshops debuting, what’s most important to know now is that discounted pre-registration is open, along with optional Advanced Submission Reader selection.

February 19 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick's and the WRITER'S SYMPOSIUM BY THE SEA presents New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra in conversation with Dean Nelson and will also signing The Healing Self at the Point Loma Nazarene University Brown Chapel.

Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/deepak-chopra-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 20 (Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.) — The San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is proud to announce its second yearlong series of Better Journalism Workshops Succeeding on Multiple Platforms: Learn how to shoot eye-popping photographs and video and capture high-quality audio at the San Diego Central Library, Shiley Suite (9th floor), 330 Park Blvd.

Learn from some of the best journalists in San Diego and across the country. We will demonstrate how to excel on multiple platforms, master the art of getting public records, improve your investigative reporting skills and how to interview people in trauma. You will leave with tips and strategies that will pay instant dividends at your job.

The sessions are free and open to anyone. We strongly encourage you to join or renew your SPJ membership to help make programs like this possible. Find membership and other chapter information at www.spjsandiego.org. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2ELIF6U

February 22 (Thursday, mixer 6:00 p.m., panel 6:30 p.m.) — The San Diego Pro Chapter of SPJ is helping bring author and columnist (and basketball legend) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to San Diego as part of the 23rd annual Writer's Symposium By The Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Since retiring from basketball, Abdul-Jabbar's commentaries on social issues have appeared in Time magazine, the Washington Post and the New York Times. He released two books in 2017, Becoming Kareem (for young readers) and Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court. He has written several books for young readers, including mysteries, science fiction and a collection of historical essays called Black Profiles in Courage.

 Please RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/136558880345952/

February 26 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the SAN DIEGO WRITERS AND EDITORS GUILD with speaker Lee Wind, Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association, in this hands-on exploration of your goals and the levers and tools to achieve them. The outcome? You'll walk away with some insight, inspiration, and a not-overwhelming to-do list of what you want to tackle first in terms of marketing your book.

For location and more information, please visit https://sdwritersguild.org/.

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The READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR of literary events is published weekly in East County Magazine at the following URL:http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events

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