READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCT. 8-22

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By Sam Warren © 2017

“Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!”

--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Jurist

October 8, 2017 (San Diego) -- You Shakespeare fans should see how Ian Doescher mixes Shakespeare with Star Wars on October 11th.at the Mysterious Galaxy.

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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October 9 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Walter Stahr to discuss and sign his new book Stanton. Walter Stahr is the author of John Jay: Founding Father, a biography of America’s first Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814–1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/walter-stahr-2017

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

October 9 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Maria Dahvana Headley praised Sam J. Miller's debut, noting “As gritty with salted wounds as are all great fairytales, The Art of Starving is The Outsiders with superpowers. A quest to avenge his missing sister turns Matt into a self-perceived starvation saint. His journey from addicted boy to recovering man should be shelved alongside the classic stories of unexpected salvation.” Attendees at Sam's event can not only discover more about his endeavors to "smash the system via somewhat-subversive stories," but also get info on Blackfish City, his post-Apocalyptic novel coming out in the Spring.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sam-j-miller-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.

October 10 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Gabrielle Zevin to discuss and sign her new novel Young Jane Young. Gabrielle Zevin’s eighth novel, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, spent more than four months on the New York Times Bestseller list, reached #1 on the National Indie Bestseller list. She has also written books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Elsewhere.

Young Jane Young serves up a timely story of women, politics, and the politics of surviving as a woman. With unvarnished honesty, Zevin explores a fundamental question for our times: How do you start over when a terrible, youthful mistake trails you on the internet like a scarlet A?

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/gabrielle-zevin-2017

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

October 11 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Verily, we welcome Ian Doescher to the Galaxy to celebrate the release of his latest Shakespeare’s Star Wars, The Force Doth Awaken! Thirty years after the destruction of the second Death Star, the resistance, led by Leia Organa searches for the long-lost Luke Skywalker as the evil forces of First Order rise. Han Solo, Poe Dameron, Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and BB-8 are all reimagined as the cast of a glorious and epic Shakespearian play. Complete with stunning illustrations and iambic pentameter! Prithee, join us for a night of infinite jest and most excellent starships!

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/ian-doescher-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.

October 12 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.)Peter V. Brett signs The Core: Book Five of the Demon Cycle. In the Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett, mankind has ceded the night to the corelings, demons that rise up out of the ground each day at dusk, killing and destroying at will until dawn, when the sun banishes them back to the Core. As darkness falls, the world’s few surviving humans hide behind magical wards, praying the magic can see them through another night. As years pass, the distances between each tiny village seem longer and longer. It seems nothing can harm the corelings, or bring humanity back.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/peter-v-brett-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.

October 13 (Friday, 3:30 p.m.) — Storytime and signing by Dee Leone who signs Dough Knights and Dragons at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. La Jolla, CA 92037.

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

October 13 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)Grady Hendrix, known for his novels Horrorstör and My Best Friend’s Exorcism, offers Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction, a delightfully bizarre readers’ guide to a curated selection of horror paperbacks released during that shining era in all their embossed die-cut glory and more-than-occasionally outrageous plots. Grady’s website describes his plans for the evening: “When I went to Clarion Writer's Workshop in 2009, Mysterious Galaxy was the nearest bookstore and I spent a lot of time attending events there. Now I can go back and this time I'M IN THE DRIVER'S SEAT! AND I'M TAKING US OFF A CLIFF!!! It's not a boring old signing, it's Paperbacks from Hell LIVE! And that poor bookstore will never know what hit them.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/grady-hendrix-live-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.

October 13 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Jeremi Suri to discuss and sign his new book The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. Jeremi Suri is a professor of history and holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin, Texas. He has extensive experience speaking about his writings on radio, television, and other media.

In The Impossible Presidency, Suri examines the most important presidents in our nation's history, exploring the expansion of the president's power, far beyond the founders' vision for the office.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/jeremi-suri-2017

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

October 14 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Kathleen Kaufman signs The Lairdbalor. Jennifer Brody, author of the Contnnumms trilogy, praised Kathleen Kaufman's debut cross-genre novel, as a "dark twisted fairytale of the best kind. The Lairdbalor is haunting, evocative, page-turning. I couldn't read it fast enough! The ending will stay with you long after you've put it down." Kathleen, a self-described author, educator, zombie junkie, conspiracy theorist, monster enthusiast, and insomniac, teaches high school English, and is a writing and composition adjunct professor at Santa Monica College. In addition to writing, Kathleen is an avid amateur photographer and has published work in The Huffington Post and other publications.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/kathleen-kaufman-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.

October 14 (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.)Kali Wallace and Adriana Mather sign The Memory Trees and Haunting the Deep.

Local author and 2010 Clarion graduate Kali Wallace studied geology and geophysics before she realized she enjoyed inventing imaginary worlds more than she liked researching the real one. She is the author of the dark fantastical young adults’ novels Shallow Graves and The Memory Trees, a darkly magical novel about a mysterious family legacy, the bonds of sisterhood, and the strange and powerful ways we are shaped by the places we call home. Kali’s short fiction includes Tor.com story Last Train to Jubilee Bay. Kali is taking part in Mysterious Galaxy’s Upstream in our Universe program, offering a limited number of hand-crafted bookmarks to the first 30 readers of The Memory Trees.

Actress and author Adriana Mather’s debut, How to Hang a Witch, introduced Samantha Mather, a modern-day teen who, like Adriana, is a descendant of Puritan minister and Salem-witch-trials advocate Cotton Mather. Haunting the Deep continues Sam’s story. Instead of Sam seeing ghosts from the witch trials, she sees ghosts from the Titanic; Adriana’s lineage includes ancestors Myra Haxtun Harper and Henry Sleeper Harper – the Harpers of Harper & Brothers publishing, before it was HarperCollins. They survived the Titanic with their valet and their dog, one of the only dogs to survive.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/kali-wallace-and-adriana-mather-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.

October 15 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Maggie Stiefvater signs All the Crooked Saints. Maggie Stiefvater, among many things, is a New York Times Bestselling Author, infamous bagpipe player, portrait artist, and wedding musician. Known for The Raven Cycle Trilogy and the Shiver Trilogy, Maggie has written another standalone (in addition to The Scorpio Races, dubbed '"A book with cross-appeal to lovers of fantasy, horse stories, romance, and action-adventure" by Publishers Weekly). All the Crooked Saints follows three cousins belonging to the Soria family. They all have the ability to perform miracles but all they want is to change the future of their family and grasp the freedom to pursue their own dreams. All the Crooked Saints is “the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. This is a ticketed event

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/maggie-stiefvater-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.

October 15 (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.)C.B. Lee signs Not Your Villain. C.B. Lee is a bisexual Chinese-Vietnamese American writer based in Los Angeles, California who’s Not Your Sidekick was a 2017 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist in YA/ Children’s Fiction and a 2017 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist in Speculative Fiction. The second entry in the series, Not Your Villain, focuses on shapeshifter Bells Broussard who must become a villain to save the day from the country’s corrupted heroes. Mysterious Galaxy is very happy to welcome Carrie back to our store for her new novel that celebrates diversity and fighting for what is right.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/cb-lee-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.

October 15 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Don Liponi, author of La Rumorosa Rock Art Along the Border.

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

October 16 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick’s & University of San Diego present Alice Hoffman to discuss and sign her book The Rules of Magic at the University of San Diego's Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110. This is a ticketed event.

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers.

Additional Information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/alice-hoffman-2017

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

October 17 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — Join Warwick's for STORYTIME with Halloween stories and a craft.

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

October 18 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses The Mummy or Ramses the Damned.

Ramses the Great has awakened in Edwardian London. Having drunk the elixir of life, he is now Ramses the Damned, doomed forever to wander the earth, desperate to quell hungers that can never be satisfied. Although he pursues voluptuous aristocrat Julie Stratford, the woman for whom he desperately longs for is Cleopatra. And his intense longing for her, undiminished over the centuries, will force him to commit an act that will place everyone around him in the gravest danger....

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

October 18 (Wednesday, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) — Renowned photojournalist Eros Hoagland will present on his book Reckoning at the Frontier, which examines Mexico’s struggle with organized crime through stunning, introspective photographs that focus on the border cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juárez. The event, presented by PLNU’s department of Literature, Journalism & Modern Languages, will also feature a Q & A session and a book signing.

Where: Fermanian Conference Center, Point Loma Nazarene University.

Additional Information: https://www.pointloma.edu/events/photojournalist-eros-hoagland-presents-his-book-reckoning-frontier

October 19 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) — Warwick's has partnered with Venissimo to host a Venissimo Cheese & Wine Tasting Class. Tickets are available here. Please click on the link or call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details

Additional Information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/venissimo-cheese-wine-tasting-2017

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

October 20 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Just in time for Hallowe'en! Join MG to explore 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die with by the Bay Area horror and science fiction author Loren Rhoads. It’s a look at the history and features of places like Pere Lachaise in Paris, which opened in the early 1800s and now draws 3.5 million visitors every year. Loren's companion book, Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, has been updated for 2017. Loren is also the author of the In the Wake of The Templars trilogy, which mixes courtroom science fiction with sweeping space opera that features aliens, androids, drug dealers, journalists, and free-running media hackers.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/loren-rhoads-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.

October 21 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Nikki Katz signs The Midnight Dance. Nikki Katz graduated with a degree in aerospace engineering, and while she once was a project manager and management consultant, she is now a professional writer and editor. She is the Managing Editor for SocialMoms.com, a site that seeks to be a leader in changing the way brands and influencers work together in the digital space, working to give tech savvy mothers in their community high-integrity opportunities from brand sponsorships to help them grow their own personal brands online.  Nikki has also published four puzzle and games books.

Her new novel, The Midnight Dance, is about Penny who is a lead dancer for an elite finishing school that is training her and ten other girls to become the best ballerinas in Italy. The girls are never allowed to leave the school though and when Penny begins getting flashbacks of a forgotten life, she’ll do everything in her power to escape.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/nikki-katz-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.

October 21 (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) — PARTNERS IN CRIME, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes local San Diego County-based crime writer and former police officer Neal Griffin as their speaker at Mysterious Galaxy. Griffin, a Los Angeles Times best-selling author and chapter member, retired as the senior lieutenant of the Escondido Police Department last year, and will publish his third novel, By His Own Hand, next April.  His subject will be How I Transitioned from Cop to Writer.

October's Reader will be Cornelia Feye, author of three art-related mysteries, including her newly published Private Universe, from which she will read.

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

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

October 22 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join Horror Writers of America. editor Danielle Kaheaku and a multitude of the contributors at the festive pre-Hallowe'en Launch Party to celebrate the publication of California Screamin'.

Contributors Jean Graham, Aaron Smith, E.S. Magill, Richard W. Goldsmith, and Billy Ingreso will read from their stories. Editor Danielle, who is also the co-chair of the San Diego Chapter and other contributor members will be also available to sign copies for readers after the readings, in a meet and greet format

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

October 22 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of Warwick's ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Lisa Kessler, author of Wolf Moon.

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.

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October 10 (Tuesday) — THE SOCIETY FOR TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION, San Diego Chapter (STC-SD) is hosting an evening program about content strategy and personal branding presented by returning favorite Jack Molisani, president of ProSpring Technical Staffing employment agency specializing in technical writers and other content professionals.

Come and see how creating a strong personal brand for your content can provide a clear focus for personal development, allow you to pursue whatever you are passionate about, give a boost to your image and direction, and launch your technical writing career into exiting new directions.

Admission to the meeting is $20; $10 for full-time students and unemployed. Light refreshments will be served. 

Register at Event URL: http://www.stc-sd.org

October 19 (Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m.) — Homelessness continues to be one of San Diego’s greatest public policy and humanitarian challenges. And with the county’s hepatitis A outbreak, news coverage of the crisis has only increased. How have journalists reported on our region’s homeless population and what myths persist? What data and reporting approaches can help elevate the stories they pursue?

Join San Diego SPJ for a wide-ranging discussion with: Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, Kelly Davis, freelance reporter, Lisa Halverstadt, Voice of San Diego, and Susan Murphy, KPBS at the California Western School of Law, 350 Cedar Street, Lecture Hall 2, San Diego, CA 92101.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covering-homelessness-tickets-38639525862

October 23 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.)Monthly meeting if the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild.

Member and successful fabulist, Margaret Harmon, will be our presenter and she invites us to join her at play. All writers face fears. Beginners wonder if they have any talent and don’t know how to start a career. Successes face the Next Book Jinx. Writers without agents get boilerplate rejections. Writers with agents get nastily specific rejections. Fear is a given.

But fear strangles boldness – and thus originality – and paralyzes us when we’re ready to send finished work to agents and editors.

PLAYING defeats fear. Playing, we face no penalty, price, serious consequence, critic, or judge. We do what we WANT to! And discovering what we truly want is a crucial step in creating. PLAYING can turn paper scraps into a . . . who knows?

At our October 23rd meeting, we’ll play three of Margaret's Literary Games on plotting: PLOTTING TO SUCCEED. Bring a fast pen and paper or your favorite laptop/phone, wear comfy clothes, and prepare to laugh and joke and experiment and discover and . . .?

We usually meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110. For additional information, go to: www.SDWritersGuild.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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