READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS: JAN. 30 - FEB. 11, 2018

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren

"We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." — Somerset Maugham

January 28, 2018 (San Diego) -- From book signings to authors’ tips for writers to a lecture on the First Amendment, here are highlights of events in our local literary community coming up.

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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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January 30 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library are hosting author Stephen Most to discuss and sign his new book Stories Make the World. Stephen Most writes plays, books, and documentary screenplays. He has writing credits on four Academy Award “best documentary” nominated films and five Emmy-winning films. His book, River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin (2006) was made into a film that won a "best documentary" award at the American Indian Film Festival. Stories Make the World is his fourth book. He resides in Berkeley, California.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/stephen-most-2018

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

January 30 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Melanie Benjamin to discuss and sign her new book The Girls in the Picture. Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/melanie-benjamin-2018

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

January 31 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library are excited to host our next LA JOLLA READS meeting. La Jolla Reads will be a bookclub type discussion of the critically acclaimed book Being Mortal.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/la-jolla-reads-jan-2018

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

February 3 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Sinless is the debut novel from screenwriter Sarah Tarkoff (The CW's Arrow). Sarah's on-line bio states in part: "I love big sci-fi worlds, grounded relationship stories, and anything that combines the two. Fun personal facts: My cat is named Maya Angelou, and though she was once feral, I've slowly Stockholm Syndromed her into loving me. I'd never seen an avocado that hadn't been guacamole'd until I was 18. I'm about 55% confident we're living in the Matrix, but I'm open to exploring other worldviews."

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/SarahTarkoff020318

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

February 4 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Michelle A. Carter, author of From Under the Russian Snow, Cherie Kephart, author of A Few Minor Adjustments, Anna-Marie Abell, author of Holy Crap! The World is Ending, and Carla King, author of American Borders.

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

February 5 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will Natasha Josefowitz and Irwin Zahn to discuss and sign their new book He Writes, She Writes. This event is free and open to the public.

He Writes, She Writes – A Dialogue of Contrasting Views Written in Verse is an innovative book that was created through a working relationship between a businessman, Irwin Zahn, and his consultant, Natasha Josefowitz. He writes from a male perspective and she responds from a female point of view. This book is both witty and poignant as these two protagonists reveal themselves through poetry.

Additional information at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/natasha-josefowitz-irwin-zahn-2018

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

February 6 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's hosts Matt Haig to discuss and sign his new book How to Stop Time. Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir Reasons to Stay Alive, along with five novels, including The Humans and The Radleys, and several award-winning children's books. This event is free and open to the public.

How to Stop Time is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.

Additional information at http://www.warwicks.com/event/matt-haig-2018

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

February 7 (Wednesday, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) — Ramona Author and local plumber Greg Chick will be available to sign copies and discuss the new book All About Water: As Told by The Plumber Who's Seen It All.

All About Water is an informative, fun illustrated book that tells the complete story of water through two fictional characters, cousins Mike and Mac Ro. Mike Ro is not interested in the big picture of water, while Mac Ro advocates for planet earth and does his best to educate Mike.

Unicorn Books and Gifts, 845 Main Street, Ramona.

February 7 (Wednesday, 2:00 p.m.) — Warwicks and the La Jolla Riford Library present Sally Pla, author of Stanley Will Probably Be Fine.  She will be at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue in La Jolla.

Additional information at http://www.warwicks.com/event/sally-pla-2018

February 9 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to have New York Times bestseller R.A. Salvatore back in their orbit for the release of Child of a Mad God, the first in a new series! Aoleyn, a powerful witch born under the Blood Moon, is trapped by her tribe’s barbaric traditions. She dreams of freedom, but her abilities make her a target – not only of the tribe’s warlord, but also of the mountain demon who hunts all who wield the power of the Coven. The Library Journal says of Child of a Mad God, “Fans and new readers alike will be pleased.”

Additional information at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/RASalvatore020918

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

February 10 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is excited to welcome Neal Shusterman back to the Galaxy for the second book in the Arc of a Scythe series, Thunderhead. In Scythe, readers were introduced to Rowan and Citra, two teenagers who learned the art of gleaning in order to become a part of the Scythedom. Thunderhead takes place a year after the events of Scythe: Rowan is on the run and off the grid, wanted for his revolutionary actions. As Scythe Anastasia, Citra is a new, compassionate voice within the Scythedom, powerful and yet vulnerable. Meanwhile the tensions within the Scythedom are at an all-time high. Now on the brink of total and devastating revolution, the Scythedom – and perhaps even all of humanity – relies on the actions of two teenagers. Join us for a night of exploring the very best – and worst – of humanity as we delve into Thunderhead

Additional information at http://www.mystgalaxy.com/NealShusterman021018

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, 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/

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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 4 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) — THE WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free Message Board online: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

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

February 5 (Monday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.) — SDSU lecture on the 1st Amendment, journalism and PR. Join San Diego State University’s School of Journalism & Media Studies for its inaugural Allen H. Center Distinguished Lecture. The first lecture will be given by Professor Emeritus Dr. Glen Broom. He will talk about the present state of the First Amendment, journalism and public relations.

Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/allen-h-center-distinguished-lecture-spring-18-tickets-41780572818) to receive further details including parking and lecture location on campus. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to network with attendees after the lecture.

WALKING TOURS OF TIJUANA

The editor of this calendar, who lives in Tijuana, is available for tours of the area at very reasonable rates (mostly for the fun of it). He is the author of Having Fun in Tijuana and Baja by Night (out of print). He has also written a 16-page booklet, Walking Tours of Tijuana. Website: http://bookwarren.com.

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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-bo...

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