READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS OCTOBER 16-29

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By Sam Warren © 2017

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.

— Mark Twain —

This week’s calendar features books about the border. On Sunday, we have a book about rock art and on Wednesday we have photographs on organized crime.

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 16 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — 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 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

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, 2:0o 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/

October 25 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book™ is thrilled to present an Atlas Obscura Adventure with author & co-founder of Atlas Obscura, Dylan Thuras at Café Coyote Restaurant, 2461 San Diego Ave., San Diego, CA 92110. This event is ticketed ($49 per person) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Our Atlas Obscura Adventure will take place at the famous Cafe Coyote in Old Town, San Diego, right across from the famously haunted & ever curious Whaley House, which has been featured by Atlas Obscura. Over an authentic Mexican meal and margaritas, we will be joined by the co-founder of the sensational traveling "guide to the world's wondrous & curious places," Dylan Thuras.

Dylan has always been inspired by the obscure, from abandoned buildings in the Midwest to the hidden wonders of Eastern Europe. Join us as we rejoice in living in this crazy, wide world where just when you think everything to be discovered has been, new oddities arise. You will be enthralled and inspired by Dylan's presentation on some of his favorite unknowns around the globe. Following this Adventure, you will surely want to go out and unearth your own new astonishing places, and the team at Atlas Obscura has created the perfect place for you to catalog them: their new Explorer's Journal (a signed copy included in every ticket!).

About the Speaker: Dylan Thuras has always been in pursuit of the unusual. After co-producing an evening of wonders with Joshua Foer (his co-founder of Atlas Obscura), the two began hatching plans for their next big project. Creating a way for curious travelers to find the hidden wonders of the world seemed like a heck of a lot of fun, and the Atlas Obscura was born.

Information/registration: http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/atlasobscura/

October 25 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione to discuss and sign his new book Inside Camp David. Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret.), graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1981 and served for twenty-nine years on active duty in the Navy Civil Engineer Corps. As well as serving as the Commander of Camp David from 1999 to 2001, Giorgione has worked under the White House Military Office (WHMO), the organization that also includes Air Force One, Marine One, the Military Aides, and other White House Military units.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/michael-giorgione-2017\ww

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

October 26 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Meet national-bestselling author and entertainment legend Bruce Campbell as he takes over the Galaxy. Join us for our evening celebrating his hilarious new memoir, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor! Bruce will only be signing, not performing, at his Mysterious Galaxy appearance. This is a ticketed event. Tickets for the signing line are available with the purchase of Hail to the Chin! from Mysterious Galaxy.

Additional information: Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/bruce-campbell-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 26 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Sally Mott Freeman to discuss and sign her new book The Jersey Brothers. Sally Mott Freeman was a speechwriter and media and public relations executive for twenty-five years and is currently Board Chair of The Writer’s Center. She graduated with a degree in English Literature from Sweet Briar College, which tapped her for its 2016 Distinguished Alumna award and also studied Renaissance Literature at the University of Exeter, England.

A World War II saga like no other, The Jersey Brothers follows two brothers – both Navy men – who embark on a complex rescue mission to save their youngest brother after he finds himself a POW in the Pacific.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sally-mott-freeman-2017

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

October 27 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)Nnedi Okorafor signs Akata Warrior. Multiple award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor writes African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is a Full Professor at the University at Buffalo, New York (SUNY). She is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters. In a profile of Nnedi’s work titled, Weapons of Mass Creation, The New York Times called Nnedi’s imagination “stunning”.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/nnedi-okorafor-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 27 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Alexandra Neumeister, Chad Stroup, James Jensen and Lori R. Lopez to discuss and sign their new book California Screamin' featuring a bevy of both established and emerging voices in the horror genre.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/california-screamin-2017

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

October 28 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Linda Thomas-Sundstrom presents a Werewolf Lecture. Werewolves have made a comeback in fiction lately, but they have been around for centuries. Some world cultures still believe in them today. But what is a "werewolf" really? How do you become one? And how have these creatures migrated from horror films and literature to other genres, such as fantasy and romance?

Please join author Linda Thomas-Sundstrom for an afternoon of clues and spectacular video clips pertaining to the lore of werewolves. Know any werewolves personally? Bring them along! But please . . . due to some graphic video scenes, no children can attend.

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

October 29 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program Warwick's will be hosting Linda Moskovics, author of The Fiber Rich Kitchen Cookbook.

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.

October 18 (Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.) — UCSD'S NEW WRITING SERIES is excited to announce an upcoming reading from Danielle Pafunda. The reading will take place in UCSD's Literature building, room 155 (de Certau Room).

Danielle Pafunda is author of 8 books, including her most recent poetry collections The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, Natural History Rape Museum, and forthcoming Beshrew That Heart That Makes My Heart To Groan. Her experimental memoir The Book of Scab is forthcoming. She holds an MFA from New School University and a PhD from University of Georgia. She sits on the Board of Directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and has taught at Columbia College, University of Wyoming, and at the Education Center of the 29Palms Marine Corps Base in the Mojave Desert.

For more information and directions: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news-events/new-writing-series/nws-fall2017.html

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. (to be determined)

We usually meet 6:30 pm 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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