READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR JULY 2-16, 2017

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Copyright 2017 by Sam Warren

July 1, 2017 (San Diego) -- If you are going to lie around on the beach this summer season, at least bring a good book. The way to find a good book is to visit an author's book signing. There are signings of everything from self-help to graphic space novels. Also, for you writers and would be writers, there are job openings and classes to take. This week we have Words to Live By by local author Lee Silber.

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

READERS

THEATER REVIEWS:

www.sdTheatreReviews.com and www.sdtheatrescene.com

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:

http://sdpl.bwcs-hosting.com/cal/main/showMain.rdo

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July 4 (Tuesday, 6:30 - 7:45 pm) —  Men's and Women's Book Club at Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr, San Diego CA  92130; to select books for the next six months.

Contact: Carmel Valley Branch Library (858) 552-1668.

July 5 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)Nalo Hopkinson is a professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in the literatures of the fantastic, such as science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism, and is a member of a faculty research cluster in Science Fiction, as well as a multiple-award-winning author. Her recent works include the collection Falling in Love with Hominids, and contemporary fantasy Sister Mine.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/clarion-instructor-nalo-hopkinson.

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

July 5 (Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:45 pm) — Book Group will discuss The Lost Wife at the Pacific Beach/Taylor Library, 4275 Cass St, San Diego CA 92109.

July 6 (Thursday, 11:45 am and 7;30 pm) — Booked for Lunch with Grant Ginder. The People We Hate at the Wedding is the story of a less than perfect family. Donna, the clan's mother, is now a widow living in the Chicago suburbs with a penchant for the occasional joint and more than one glass of wine with her best friend while watching House Hunters International.

Can't make lunch? Click here http://www.warwicks.com/event/grant-ginder-2017 for information regarding Grant's evening event! Warwick's will host Grant Ginder to discuss and sign his new novel The People We Hate at the Wedding. Grant Ginder is the author of This is How it Starts and Driver's Education. He received his MFA from NYU, where he teaches writing. He lives in Brooklyn.

For reservations contact Mary Lee at marylee@warwicks.com or stop by the book department!

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

July 7 (Friday, 6:00 pm) — In Wings of Fire: Escaping Peril, Tui Sutherland writes about dragons and griffins and vampires and puppies. Tui is the author of the bestselling Wings of Fire series, chronicling the conflicts faced by the dragon tribes of Pyrrhia, including recent releases Escaping Peril and Talons of Power. As well as her other works, like the Menagerie trilogy and the Pet Trouble series, she has been a contestant on Jeopardy! and is active in protecting the planet from climate change.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tui-t-sutherland-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.

July 7 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Julia Walton to discuss and sign her debut novel Words on Bathroom Walls. Julia Walton received her MFA in creative writing from Chapman University. When she's not reading or baking cookies, she's indulging in her profound love of Swedish Fish, mechanical pencils, and hobbit-sized breakfasts. Julia lives in Huntington Beach, California, with her husband and daughter.

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/http%3A//www.warwicks.com/event/julia-walton-2017.

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

July 7 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Sarah Kuhn introduced readers to San Francisco Asian American superheroines and BFFs Aveda Jupiter and Evie Tanaka in last summer’s Heroine Complex, which focused the narrative on Evie while Aveda was sidelined with an injury. A recovered Aveda, somewhat stymied by the lack of demons to fight, turns her considerable focus on being the best maid-of-honor ever, even though her definition of how to accomplish that may jeopardize not just the team, but also their friendship.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sarah-kuhn-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.

July 8 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — In Barry Lancet’s The Spy Across the Table, Japanese antiques art dealer and PI Jim Brodie is thrust into some timely international conflicts with North Korea, South Korea, and China. The murder of two friends at the Kennedy Center draws Brodie into adventures that will take him to five different countries, and place his relationships in peril. Kirkus noted: “As usual in a Lancet novel, the action scenes are first-rate — and violent — and the knowledge the author imparts about Asian politics and culture is deep. A solid, consistently smart thriller.”

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/barry-lancet-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.

July 9 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Kirk Raeber, author of Forgotten Letters.

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

July 9 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Christopher Farnsworth signs Flashmob. Farnsworth, who admitted in a New York Post article that his internet browser history is filled with the methods of serial killers, Chinese drone specs and instructions on how to build a homemade EMP bomb, believes “[w]e’re all living in a pulp-fiction world now. And we’ll all need better stories to make sense of it.” John Smith, the telepathic ex-CIA spook from last year’s Killfile, returns in Flashmob, battling a terrifyingly plausible effort to use the internet for social manipulation. Fans who’ve missed Nathaniel Cade, The President’s Vampire, and preorder Flashmob, can receive a new Cade eBook – contact staff for details. In April, Chris began writing the 24: Legacy – Rules of Engagement comic series for IDW.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/christopher-farnsworth-signs-san-diego-1.

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

July 10 (Monday, 7:30 pm)D.J. Butler and Christopher Husberg sign Witchy Eye and Dark Immolation.

Publishers Weekly on Witchy Eye, D.J. Butler’s adult fantasy adventure set in a magical Appalachia, “Butler’s fantasy is by turns sardonic and lighthearted; ghoulish shadows claw into the most remote areas and heroism bursts out of the most unlikely people. Sarah is the epitome of the downtrodden hero who refuses to give up until she gets what she needs, and her story will appeal to fantasy readers of all stripes.” Charlie Pondicherry lives in an alternate Victorian London shared by humans and fairy tale creatures in Dave’s middle grade adventure series, The Kidnap Plot and The Giant’s Seat.

Dave will be discussing fantasy literature with Christopher Husberg, author of the epic fantasy Chaos Queen Quintet. The series debuted with Duskfall, in a world where the corrupt Cantic religion affects the elven tiellan, whose numbers are diminishing, humans, and vampires, and continues with Dark Immolation.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/dj-butler-and-christopher-husberg-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.

July 11 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Jaimal Yogis to discuss and sign his new novel All Our Waves are Water. Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning writer, outdoorsman, and frequent teacher. He is the author of the memoir Saltwater Buddha, which has been made into a feature documentary film, and The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing, and Love. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he has written for ESPN: The Magazine, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco magazine, Surfer's Journal, and many other publications. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and their three sons.

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/jaimal-yogis-2017.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Fiona Davis to discuss and sign her new novel The Dollhouse. Fiona Davis is a journalist and former actress on and off Broadway. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she is based in New York City. You can find her at www.FionaDavis.net

Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/fiona-davis-2017.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — According to her website biography, novelist, essayist, and playwright Andrea Hairston “bikes at night year-round, meeting bears, multi-legged creatures of light and breath, and the occasional shooting star. Will Do Magic for Small Change blends West African religion and history, magic, science fiction, theater, and the life of a Pittsburgh teen in the 1980s, and was hailed as “[a] beautifully multifaceted story…with deep, layered, powerful characters” by N.K. Jemisin in a review in the New York Times.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/clarion-instructor-andrea-hairston.

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

July 12 (Wednesday, 1:30 - 3:00 pm) — La Jolla Literary Book Club meets at the La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave, San Diego CA 92037.

July 13 (Thursday, 4:00 - 5:00 pm) — Meet the Author! Travel Writer/Photographer, Raymond Bartlett at the Central Library / Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center, 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101.

Topical Areas: Central, Book Sales, Discussions, Talks and Readings, Lectures/Talks, Teens/YA (12-18 yrs.), Adults, Seniors

July 13 (Thursday, 7:30 pm)Daniel Price signs The Song of the Orphans. As July ramps up for the Biggest Event in our Year (Comic-Con International), we offer an evening of superheroes with Daniel Price and Guest Host Peter Clines (The Fold, Ex-Heroes). The Flight of the Silvers introduced Daniel’s Silvers Saga, as six people with special abilities were forcibly transported from Earth as we know it to an alternate Earth, where a cataclysmic incident in 1912 diverted their history. The Song of the Orphans is the sophomore installment in the trilogy, continuing the tale of the Silvers, the Gothams, the Pelletier Group, divergent timelines and temporal powers, and, naturally, a pending apocalypse.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/daniel-price-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.

July 14 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick’s, the University of San Diego & Words Alive present National Book Award winner for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Sherman Alexie discussing and signing You Don't Have to Say You Love Me at the University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre, 5998 Acala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner. Read more at: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sherman-alexie-2017.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to

July 15 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Victoria Laurie signs A Panicked Premonition. It doesn’t take a psychic eye to determine that Victoria Laurie’s cozy paranormal series is a Mysterious Galaxy best selling favorite, especially of Terry’s. Victoria began her novels about professional psychic intuitive Abby Cooper as a way to share her own experiences. Fifteen books later, Abby is confronted with a high stakes locked room murder inside a panic room, where the main suspect is her husband, Dutch. Victoria’s most recent young adult novel is Forever, Again, and her storytelling includes her middle grade fantasy books, and her M. J. Holliday Ghost Hunter series.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/victoria-laurie-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.

July 16 (Sunday, 2:00 pm)Horror Afternoon in San Diego. Guest host Lisa Brackmann (Go-Between) will facilitate a conversation about zombies, sword fighting, martial arts, and the craft of writing with Dana Fredsti and Jonathan Maberry. Occasional San Diegan Dana, a former B-movie actress with a background in theatrical combat, is the author of the Ashley Parker zombie series. Dana’s new dark fantasy series Spawn of Lilith centers on a Hollywood stuntwoman / demon hunter. Johnathan, a celebrated guest of Comic-Con International, is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning suspense author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer. He will be focusing on his new anthology, Nights of the Living Dead, co-edited with the legendary George A. Romero, the godfather of zombie horror. Snacks, beer, and wine will be available for readers.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/horror-afternoon-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.

July 16 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Simone Butler, author of Moon Power: Rituals for Connecting with Your Inner Goddess.

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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JOB POSTINGS

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ San Diego/Tijuana chapter has compiled a great list of local job and internship opportunities:

nahjsandiegotj.blogspot.com/p/jobs-internships.html.

July 2 (Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm) — 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. 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.

July 8 (Saturday, 3:30 pm)Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes local author and chapter member Martin Roy Hill as our speaker at Mysterious Galaxy.

Hill is the author of the Peter Brandt mysteries, The Killing Depths, the sci-fi novella Eden, and the award-winning short story collection, Duty. The Butcher’s Bill, his sequel to The Killing Depths, was released in June 2017. His subject will be Violence 101: A Primer for Writers, which will focus on the impact of violent injuries on victims.

July’s reader will be chapter member Marcia Buompensiero, who writes the Theo Hunter mystery series under the name Loren Zahn. She will read from her new novel Sumerland, which won first place in the mystery category in the 2017 San Diego Book Awards.

Read more at: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sisters-crime-san-diego-chapter-meeting.

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

July 10 thru 21 (Monday thru Friday at 1:00 pm)The Hobbit Immersion Camp is in San Diego. This July, Mysterious Galaxy is teaming up with Signum University to host a FREE two-week program on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit! Signum University is a non-profit online university with a dedication to making education more accessible for everyone and a special interest in promoting the study of Tolkien and other works of Imaginative literature.

The Hobbit Camp is designed to get middle-schoolers involved in a guided, interactive summer reading program based on Tolkien’s classic fantasy story. Campers (ages 10-13) will read the assigned chapters, participate in the daily online classes, and then meet at their local library for discussion and to work on individual or group projects.

Interested? Stop in Mysterious Galaxy or give us a call 858-268-4747! Or send our resident hobbit /assistant manager a quick email saying you'd like to participate: kelly@mystgalaxy.com .

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

July 11 (Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30 pm)The Society for Technical Communication, San Diego Chapter (STC/SD) is hosting an evening of lively conversation, food, and fun for colleagues, friends, and industry professionals. The event will be held at Rough Draft Brewing Company, 8830 Rehco Road, Suite D, San Diego.

This event is for anyone interested in networking with others working in the field of technical communication and related fields such as web design, instructional design, technical editing, writing, API, and more. All skill levels are welcome. Meet and greet colleagues, make new friends, and learn about job leads you won't hear about anywhere else. Admission is Free

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.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

by Lea Silber <http://www.leesilber.com>

They're Clichés for a Reason

There’s a reason some sayings get passed down from generation to generation. It’s because they contain timeless advice that makes sense. Sure, some clichés make no sense like, “The cat got your tongue?”

When there’s a will, there’s a way.

The person who is absolutely 100-percent committed and unafraid to go all-in to make something happen is 75-percent more likely to do it than the person who is sitting on the fence and doing just enough. The superstars in any field are the ones who want it more, work harder, and never give up. 

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

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