Literary events

Literary events

SDSU AUTHORS FEATURED AT POETRY & ART SERIES 2012 OCT. 25

October 22, 2012 (San Diego) – On Thursday, Oct. 25, Poetry & Art Series 2012 features Poetry International with special guests Steve Kowit, Sandra Alcosser and Camille Dungy.  These renowned authors will read with select MFA students from SDSU.  The Blacks Sands will make music.  This arts and culture event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks, music, poetry, and more.  Members are free, $5 at the door or bring wine to share and get in free.

Poetry International is an annual literary journal published by SDSU with Ilya Kaminsky as editor-in-chief.

SAN DIEGO WRITEWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 19, 2012 (San Diego) --NOTE TO READERS: The SDWriteWay webzine is temporarily down for maintenance. Below are events for late September and October. — Sam Warren, editor

September 20 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Join Dr. Jon Rebman, author of Baja California Plant Field Guide at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Time to be announced.

WRITER'S CALENDAR, NEWS AND LITERARY EVENTS

 
 
 
September 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers August 22 October 28, 2012
SEPTEMBER
September 4 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will host writer and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau, who will discuss and sign his book The $100 Startup. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed the book must be purchased from Warwick's.

GROSSMONT ADULT SCHOOL’S WHODUNIT BOOK CLUB TO BEGIN SEPTEMBER 4

 

August 29, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Mystery fans are invited to read and discuss mysteries at the Whodunit Book Club, a free Grossmont Adult School class that starts September 4, at the El Cajon Library, 201 E. Douglas Ave. The weekly class is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the library Seminar Room.

BOOK SIGNING AT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSUEM AUGUST 4

 

August 2, 2012 (El Cajon) – Heritage of the Americas Museum presents a discussion and book signing by James E. Thomas of us book Corps of Discovery Lewis and Clark on August 4 at the Museum Conference Room on the Cuyamaca College Campus, 12110 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon.  The discussion will begin at 1:00 p.m.

STAGE READING FOR RESCUE AT PINE RIDGE TONIGHT

Novel celebrates Buffalo Soldiers’ historic rescue of the 7th cavalry

August 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Camp Lockett in Campo, a now-sleepy border town in San Diego’s East County,  was the last home of the Buffalo Soldiers.  Best known as the all-black cavalry brigade that fought valiantly in the Civil War, the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers were also lauded for their rescue of  7th Cavalry soldiers from hostile Indians.  The novel Rescue at Pine Ridge, by Erich Hicks, culminates in this rescue,  also shining light on the heart-wrenching  and often brutal resettlement of Native American tribes 14 years after the massacre at Little Big Horn.

Hicks has completed a screenplay for a film trilogy based on the book, garnering support from acclaimed actor/director Bill Duke.  Tonight at 7 p.m., a stage reading will be held at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The event is open to the public; RSVP at (818)760-9948. 

Actors in the production Table Read are:

Starring: Keith David in the role of Sergeant George Jordan / Medal of Honor recipient & Certificate of Merit.
Starring: Richard Gant in the role of Sergeant Thomas Shaw / Medal of Honor recipient.
Starring: Brent Jennings in the role of William Othello Wilson / Medal of Honor recipient.

FLETCHER HILLS LIBRARY’S ANNUAL ICE CREAM SOCIAL IS JULY 25

July 18, 2012 (El Cajon) – The Fletcher Hills Library is holding its annual Ice Cream Social on July 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 576 Garfield Avenue, El Cajon.  The Friends of Fletcher Hills Library will be serving up the ice cream.  Firefighters with Heartland Fire and Rescue in El Cajon will be stopping by as well.

For more information call 619-466-1132.

LITERARY EVENTS NEWS & CALENDAR ITEMS FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOOK LOVERS JULY 15 - AUG 4

 www.SDWriteWay.org

 
July 18 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host USD law professor Frank Partnoy who will discuss and sign his book Wait: The Art and Science of Delay. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed. the author's most current title must be purchased from Warwick's.

WRITER'S CALENDAR

 

 
LITERARY EVENTS
News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers July 1 thru July 8, 2012
 
July 5 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) – Warwick's will host writer and photographer Mark Johnson who will discuss and sign his book Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed the author's most current title must be purchased from Warwick's.

LITERARY EVENTS: NEWS AND CALENDAR ITEMS FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOOK LOVERS JUNE 26 THRU JULY 1, 2012

 
 
 
 
June 26 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) – Warwick's will host former U.S. Navy SEAL Brandon Webb as he discusses and signs his book The Red Circle. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, the author's book must be purchased from Warwick's.

LITERARY EVENTS: NEWS AND CALENDAR ITEMS FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY BOOK LOVERS: 1ST 2 WEEKS OF JUNE

 
June 6, 2012 (San Diego) -- SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Public Library continues its poetry and spoken word series Downtown Verse during June. The next featured performance is by the Lake San Marcos Writers on Monday, June 11. The performance begins at 4:00 pm in the Lobby of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.

LITERARY EVENTS: SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CONTINUES DOWNTOWN VERSE POETRY & SPOKEN WORD PROGRAM

www.SDWriteWay.org  Early June
 
May 29, 2012 (San Diego) -- The San Diego Public Library continues its poetry and spoken word series Downtown Verse during June. The next featured performance is by the Lake San Marcos Writers on Monday, June 11. The performance begins at 4:00 pm in the Lobby of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. This event is free and open to the public.

SAN DIEGO WRITEWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS: MAY 13-20

May 15, 2012 (San Diego) -- San Diego Public Library continues the downtown verse poetry & spoken word program for May. Greek Drama, Hawaiian Poetry, San Diego State University Students are featured in May. The next featured performances are: 

INTERNATIONAL LGBT AUTHOR, COLUMNIST TERRY ANGEL MASON TO SPEAK AT SAN DIEGO NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

 
May 10, 2012 (San Diego) -- On May 18, 2012, legendary HIV/AIDS advocate, civil rights activist, author and columnist Terry Angel Mason will be a guest speaker at the San Diego Neighborhood House Association, located at 841 South, 41st Street, San Diego, CA 92114. The special event will take place at 1:30 pm, and will include a discussion about HIV/AIDS prevention and book signing by the famed author.

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR TOM HALLMAN VISITS LA MESA MAY 4

By Kate Yapjoco

May 2, 2012 (La Mesa) – Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tom Hallman Jr. will be discussing his new book, “A Strangers Gift” at Crosspointe Life Church, 8809 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa on May 4 at 7:00 p.m.  The book shares Hallman’s journey of faith from indifferent agnostic to growing believer.  Hallman interviewed 13 ordinary people from all walks of life about finding purpose in life through faith.  The book describes their journeys of faith and how it changed or affected their lives.

La Mesa Police Department’s Captain Dan Willis was one of the 13 people interviewed for the book. 

SDWRITEWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE END OF APRIL

 
April 26, 2012 (San Diego) -- The calendar of SDWRITEWAY for the end of April contains multiple events. For further information, please see the website at http://www.sdwriteway.org/readers_lounge/readers_lounge.html
 
April 28 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Former San Diego resident and veteran video game designer Erin Hoffman’s Lance of Earth and Sky presents her characters with the challenge of dealing with the consequences of the actions they took in Sword of Fire and Sea, especially the decision to rekindle elemental magic in the world of Andovar.

SAN DIEGO VETERAN WRITERS TAKE THE STAGE WITH TIM O’BRIEN

 

Local veteran writers to perform stories about the unspoken sides of service in concert with a visit from the author of, “The Things They Carried.”
 
April 26, 2012 (San Diego) -- As part of Grossmont Community College’s 16th Annual Literary Arts Festival, Tim O’Brien will be reading and signing books on Thursday, May 03, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m., Griffin Gate (Building 60.)
 
O’Brien is best known for his novel, The Things They Carried, a National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize Finalist, considered one of the most, if not the most, powerful books about the Vietnam War and war in general.

 

FAMOUS MYSTERY WRITER, JACQUELINE WINSPEAR, IS COMING TO SAN DIEGO

 

April 13, 2012 ( San Diego) -- Author of the popular, "Maisie Dobbs" series, Jacqueline Winspear will be the guest of the La Mesa-El Cajon Branch of the American Association of University Women at their 11th annual luncheon on April 21st.  Ms. Winspear has won praise from the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle; to name a few.  She is the winner of the Agatha, Alex and Macavity Awards. 

LOCAL LITERARY CALENDAR NOW ONLINE: WEEK OF APRIL 8

 

April 9, 2012 (San Diego)—San Diego’s WriteWay,  in partnership with East County Magazine, has a variety of events for readers and writers coming up this week. Click Read More below to see a listing of the events. 

WANT TO GET PUBLISHED? WRITERS WORKSHOP APRIL 12 IN LA MESA

 

Proofreader of The Color Purple, President Herbert Hoover's WWII memoir and more to lead workshop

April 7, 2012 (La Mesa) -- Sprinkled with stories and tips (e.g., how to find literary agents), this lecture-workshop is designed to empower and inspire writers. Take a peek at the book business, check out the pros and cons of traditional vs. electronic and self-publishing, then chat about genres such as memoir and children’s literature, and close with some ideas to help writers get published and sell their work.

RANCHO SAN DIEGO BRANCH LIBRARY HALF-PRICE BOOK SALE MARCH 31

 
March 22, 2012 (Rancho San Diego) -- The Friends of the Rancho San Diego Library will be holding a quarterly Half-Price Book Sale on Saturday, March 31, from 10:00-12:00. All books inside the store 1/2 price. Selected books and children's books on tables in the courtyard at the library located at:
 
11555 Via Rancho San Diego
El Cajon, CA 92019

For information, contact Sherry Johnson, 619-670-5650.
 
For further information about the library including a map, and a calendar click here.
 
 

 

 

 

EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE WELL REPRESENTED AT 46th ANNUAL LOCAL AUTHORS EXHIBIT

By Dennis Moore

“I am thrilled to see how many local author submissions we received this year. It is an honor to highlight the diverse and abundant talent we have in the San Diego region. Thanks to all our authors for sharing your expertise and inspiration with the community. It is this type of sharing that helps the library fulfill its mission! -    Deborah L. Barrow, Library Director, San Diego Public Library


March 5, 2012 (San Diego)--It was with these sentiments that I joined so many other authors at this 46th Annual Local Authors Exhibit on February 3, 2012, many of whom have been profiled in the East County Magazine. I visited with such illustrious writers and authors as Joshua Graham, Linda Loegel, Anat Tour, Sam Warren and Zohreh Ghahremani.

A TELLING EXPERIENCE: DAVID NOVAK TO PERFORM AT LA MESA LIBRARY MAR. 3

 
February 25, 2012 (La Mesa) -- One of the nation's leading performers in the storytelling revival, David Novak, will be hosting a free family performance at the La Mesa Library, 8074 Allison Ave. The event will take place on Saturday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. and is sponsored by Young Audiences and is offered in celebration of Read Across America, the National Education Association's annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

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