READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOV. 15-19, 2017

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By Sam Warren © 2017

Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.  --Albert Einstein

Speaking about imagination you might want to check out UC San Diego's New Writing Series on November 9th.

Scroll down for a full list of local readers and writers events.

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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November 8 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — From playing Cinderella to serving the rich and famous coffee, Jessica Cluess has held a variety of odd jobs over the years but at the Galaxy we know her for her young adult debut novel A Shadow Bright and Burning that occurs in a Victorian setting filled with dangerous sorcerers. Jessica will be at the Galaxy for A Poison Dark and Drowning, the second book in her Kingdom on Fire series.

Having grown up “in a small town with more cows than people” Traci Chee now lives in the mountains where she is able to enjoy her love of the outdoors and the arts. Her novel The Reader takes place in a world where reading is unheard of and to rescue her aunt the protagonist must learn how to read the book her father left behind. Traci will be at the Galaxy for her second book in the Sea of Ink and Gold series, The Speaker.

Friend, local author, and acclaimed writer Cindy Pon will be hosting the event. Her newest book, Want, is a young adult science fiction thriller about a group of teenagers who will risk it all to save their city.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/traci-chee-and-jessica-cluess-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.

November 9 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.) — UC SAN DIEGO'S NEW WRITING SERIES is pleased to announce a reading by Eileen Myles at the Geisel Library, Seuss Room at UCSD. This event is FREE and open to the public! More info here: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news-events/new-writing-series/nws-fall2017.html

Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), I Must Be Living Twice/new and selected poems, and re-issues of Cool for You and Chelsea Girls. Myles is a Guggenheim Fellow, has received four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the PSA, grants from the Warhol/Creative Capital Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Art and in 2016 they received the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing. Myles is a Professor Emeritus of Literature & Writing at UCSD. They live in Marfa, Texas and New York City.

November 9 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Charlie Lovett is a writer, teacher, and playwright whose plays for children have been seen in over 3000 productions worldwide. He served for more than a decade as Writer-in-Residence at Summit School in Winston-Salem, NC. He is the author of The Bookman’s Tale, First Impressions, and The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge. Imbued with reverence and mythical storytelling, The Lost Book of the Grail is a mystery of the kind that’s wildly popular in the entertainment world, yet deeply ruminates on timeless themes like faith, perceived truth, and how the past has informed the present day.

Shannon Baker is author of the Kate Fox Mystery series, including Stripped Bare, and Dark Signal. Set in rural Nebraska cattle country, according to Suspense Magazine, Stripped Bare “is a terrific, fast-moving story with a savvy main character at the helm. Kate Fox is a detective that has made her mark and will (hopefully) stick around for many more books to come. Now a resident of Tucson, Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills, where cattle outnumber people by more than 50:1.

Charlie and Shannon will discuss how the past inevitably shapes the present in mysteries and suspense novels.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/charlie-lovett-and-shannon-baker-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.

November 9 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) —  Warwick's will host Kathryn Sermak and Danelle Morton to discuss and sign their new book Miss D & Me: Life with the Invincible Bette Davis. Kathryn Sermak is the co-founder of the Bette Davis Foundation, co-executor of the Bette Davis Estate, and former personal assistant to Bette Davis. Danelle Morton is a longtime author and investigative journalist.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/kathryn-sermak-danelle-morton-2017

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

November 10 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — POETRY & ART SERIES 2017 presents authors Tomas Gayton, Jim Moreno and Chris Vannoy. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm. Members are free, nonmembers $5 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. Follow us here: poetryandartsd.com.

November 10 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Joe Ide grew up in South Central Los Angles and as a child his favorite stories were of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His love of a protagonist who could defeat his enemies with intelligence played a role in inspiring his main character for the widely acclaimed IQ novel that was hailed as “One of the Best Books of 2017” by The New York Times and Washington Post. Joe will be at the Galaxy for the second in the IQ series, Righteous.

Timothy Hallinan is known for his acclaimed Simeon Grist series as well as his Poke Rafferty series and Junior Bender comic thriller series. His works have been nominated for the Edgar, Shamus, and Macavity Awards and Herbie’s Game won the 2015 Lefty Award for Best Mystery Comic. Timothy will be at the Galaxy for his new book Fool’s River, the newest addition to the Poke Rafferty series, which is set in Bangkok where Tim has actually lived on and off since the 80’s.      

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/joe-ide-and-timothy-hallinan-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.

November 11 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) — Pamela Samuels Young signs Abuse of Discretion (Paperback).

Los Angeles lawyer and author Pamela Samuels Young, an NAACP Image Award-winning author of fast-paced thrillers, will be the featured speaker at the December meeting of Mocha Girls Read. The group will be reading the third in her Dre Thomas series; the previous book, Anybody’s Daughter, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Fiction and was a Top Ten pick by In the Margins, the best books for at-risk teens. Samuels Young was dubbed “John Grisham with a sister’s twist” by one reviewer.

Mocha Girls Read is a book club that brings black women in the community together to read great literature, online and in person, including monthly chapter meetings at Mysterious Galaxy.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/pamela-samuels-young-signs-san-diego-0

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

November 12 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Chilling Horror Afternoon.

Everyone's favorite snarky, dangerous, idealistic, relentless covert operative is back, and this time he's brought friends. Joe Ledger: Unstoppable presents original short stories about Joe Ledger and the Department of Military Sciences by some of New York Times bestseller Jonathan Maberry's "friends in the industry." Buckle up for powerful, exciting, and nail-biting adventures by Seanan McGuire, Scott Sigler, Larry Correia, Weston Ochse, Steve Alten, David Farland, Aaron Rosenberg, James A. Moore, James Ray Tuck, Javier Grillo Marxuach, Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Jeremy Robinson, Joe McKinney, Jon McGoran, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Nicholas Seven, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, P.G. Charles, and Dana Fredsti!

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/chilling-horror-afternoon

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

November 12 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Chip Sullivan, author of Cartooning the Landscape.

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

November 12 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with The Carlsbad City Library for an Embrace the Possible Free Library Adventure with Holocaust survivor, author, and psychologist Dr. Edith Eger at The Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln. Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Eger was only a teenager when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz. Her parents were sent to the gas chamber but her bravery kept her and her sister alive until she was saved by an American soldier who noticed a slight movement of her hand amongst a pile of dead bodies. Her book is a powerful, moving memoir – and a practical guide to healing – written by an eminent psychologist whose own experiences as a Holocaust survivor help her treat patients and allow them to escape the prisons of their own minds.

Additional Information: http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/the-choice/

November 13 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s and the University of San Diego presents Scott Kelly, retired astronaut & former military fighter pilot who will sign his book, Endurance, A Year In Space, A Lifetime Of Discovery, at the The University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre.

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. He lives in Houston, Texas.

 Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/scott-kelly-2017

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

November 13 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor are the creators of the wildly popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale which gives a twisted and hilarious insight into a fictional desert town where an array of weird and often supernatural things occur. Their newest novel, It Devours, gives readers a scientist grappling with The Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God and Darryl, one of its most committed members. These two vastly different people may be the only ones who can save Night Vale but can they come together in time before it’s to late?!

Mysterious Galaxy is incredibly happy to welcome Joseph and Jeffrey back to the store and we have our purple glow cloud turned on and ready for another amazing event. The creators will appear in conversation with Nina Garin of KPBS's Art Calendar.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/welcome-to-night-vale-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.

November 14 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) —  Brandon Sanderson is a huge supporter of independent bookstores and we are incredibly excited and happy to be welcoming him back to the Galaxy for his newest book, Oathbringer. Brandon is a prolific epic fantasy writer best known for his Mistborn series, The Stormlight Archive series, and for writing the last three books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series. His love of fantasy started at a young age as well as his desire to write; by the time he had graduated with his master's in creative writing he had already completed twelve unpublished manuscripts. Once published his stories have gone on to win multiple awards and have become favorites on many a readers’ shelves.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/brandon-sanderson-signs-san-diego-17

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

November 14 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Marlene Wagman-Gellert to discuss and sign her new book Still I Rise. Marlene Wagman-Geller received her B.A. from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. Currently she teaches high school English in National City, California. Reviews from her first three books (Penguin/Perigree) have appeared in the New York Times and the Associated Press article was picked up in dozens of newspapers such as the Denver Post, the Huffington Post, and the San Diego Tribune.

 Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/marlene-wagman-geller-2017

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

November 15 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Gregory Manchess has worked in almost every aspect of illustration as a freelance artist for the past forty years. He also lectures across the country and has a workshop at the Norman Rockwell Museum. His work is highly awarded and with his love of history his art has been featured on the covers of National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and even on US Postal stamps. His novel Above the Timberline features 123 oil paintings and a story based on a painting of a mountain explorer and his polar bear pack.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/gregory-manchess-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.

November 15 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Orly Lobel to discuss and sign her new book You Don't Own Me. Orly Lobel is the Don Weckstein Professor of Law at the University of San Diego and received her doctoral and law degrees from Harvard University. When a child, she starred in her psychologist mother's studies on playing with Barbies. The award-winning author of Talent Wants to Be Free, she lives in La Jolla, California.

 Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/orly-lobel-2017

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

November 16 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, A rollicking space adventure with a lot of heart.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/san-diego-book-discussion-group-23

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

November 16 (Thursday, 6:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s presents Krysten Ritter, star of the award winning Netflix Original Series, Marvel's Jessica Jones and the critically acclaimed AMC Series Breaking Bad, who will signing her book, Bonfire.

Krysten Ritter is well known for her starring roles in the award winning Netflix original series, Marvel's Jessica Jones, and cult favorite, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC's Breaking Bad. Krysten's work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic and She's Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company which aims to highlight complex female protagonists.

 Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/krysten-ritter-2017

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

November 17 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Joe Zieja’s website says it perfectly. “Joe Zieja is an author, a voice over artist, and a consummate nerd who believes that stories are the currency of human emotion and that music is the literal language of gods. He's also the author of the Epic Failure trilogy, the first book of which - Mechanical Failure - debuted in June 2016 from Saga Press, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.” His series has received rave reviews and been compared to Pratchett and Adams for its humor, science fiction setting, and protagonist who reluctantly gets dragged into having to save the galaxy. We are incredibly happy to have Joe at the Galaxy for his newest book, Communication Failure.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/joe-zieja-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.

November 18 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Local author and long-time friend of Mysterious Galaxy Matt Coyle will be at the store to celebrate his new book Blood Truth, the fourth installment in his Rick Cahill crime novel series that follows a former cop turned private investigator. His books have won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, The San Diego Book Award for Best Mystery, the IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award for Best New Voice in Fiction, and been a Macavity finalist for Best First Novel.

 Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/matt-coyle-signs-san-diego-0

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

November 19 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Emmy-nominated television producer Andy Friendly will discuss his new memoir Willing to Be Lucky:, Adventures in Life and Television at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Andy Friendly takes readers behind the scenes of the TV and movie business, beginning with his iconic father Fred Friendly’s pioneering work in television news with the legendary Edward R. Murrow, through the extraordinary film and television career of his wife, Golden Globe-winning actress Pat Crowley, as well as Andy’s own dramatic and at times hilarious adventures working with many of the most talented names in the business: from Richard Pryor, George Clooney, Jimmy Cagney, and Paul McCartney to news and talk legends Tom Snyder, Tim Russert, Dan Rather, Oprah Winfrey, and Vin Scully, among dozens of other top stars. Along the way he shares moving stories of family and friendship, with unique strategies for surviving and prospering in the rough-and tumble world of film and television.

November 19 (Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) — HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE.

 Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/holiday-open-house-2017

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

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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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THE SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY'S 52ND ANNUAL LOCAL AUTHOR SHOWCASE

The Showcase is nearing and the Library is calling our resident authors (zip codes 91901-92199) for submissions.  If your book or eBook was originally published in 2017, we would like to display it in the showcase, which will run the entire month of February 2018 in the beautiful San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.  Once again, there will be a separate showcase and kick-off event for our Little Local Authors, ages 11 and under, taking place in the Spring. Teen Local Authors (ages 12-18) will be highlighted separately with their own kickoff event as well.

 For information and to register for this event, please visit the San Diego Public Library’s web site, www.sandiegolibrary.org.

Last day to register and submit your book is Monday, November 27 – ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. If your book is not ready and printed by this date it does not qualify.

November 4 (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.) — Join San Diego State University’s School of Journalism & Media Studies to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. The celebration includes light refreshments and tours of the program’s digital media labs.

Where: The Confucius Institute at SDSU.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sjms-10th-anniversary-tickets-37949209106

November 5 (Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.) — The Writers Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry. 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:

Additional information: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info or http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/writers-coffeehouse-jonathan-maberry-20

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

November 14 (Tuesday, 6:30 to 8 pm) — Whether you’re a journalist or a news consumer, chances are you’ve heard the term “fake news.” Fake news is more than a label, it’s a problem journalists across the country are confronting when trying to gain the trust of their audience. As journalists, how do we combat these accusations while not dismissing our audience? Does research show any promising results when it comes to journalists correcting misinformation?

Join the San Diego chapter of the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS at the San Diego Central Library (in the Shiley Special Events Suite, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101) for a discussion on Fake News/Real Problem. Moderator Tom Jones, consumer/investigative producer for NBC7, will talk with panelists Matt Hall, editorial and opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune; Rachel Laing, principal of Laing Strategic Communications, and Rachel Moran, a researcher and doctoral student at USC Annenberg.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2027002320864745/

November 14 (Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) — The San Diego Chapter of the SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (STC San Diego) is hosting an evening presentation about how technical writers can develop video production skills to create compelling video tutorials.

This presentation highlights the tools writers use to create video tutorials, the processes to improve their video skills, and how writers can integrate the videos into their technical publications and enhance the customer's experience.

The speaker for this event is Dan Ziagos, a Lead Technical Writer at FICO, the data analytics company. Come and meet and greet colleagues, make new friends, and find out what you need to develop writer's confidence and expertise in video development.

Qualcomm Building Q, 6455 Lusk Blvd., San Diego, CA 92121

Cost is $5. Register at Event URL: http://www.stc-sd.org

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BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Local author Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon, Smashwords or at: http://olin-thompson.com/books.html.

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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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