May 21, 2012 (San Diego)--News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers May 20 thru 27, 2012, courtesy of www.SDWriteWay.org:
SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY TO SPONSOR DOWNTOWN VERSE
Downtown Verse will spotlight the poetry and spoken word scene in San Diego and feature area poets and spoken word artists on an occasional basis. Learn about this and other events at the San Diego Public Library’s Central Library and 35 branches, find links to numerous additional resources (including those for local authors), or search for materials online in the Library’s catalog at www.sandiegolibrary.org.
May 21 (Monday 4:00 pm) — The San Diego Public Library continues its poetry and spoken word series Downtown Verse with Part of One Book, One San Diego, native Hawaiian poet Keoni Cabral.
All performances begin at 4:00 pm in the Lobby of the Central Library located at 820 E Street in downtown San Diego. These events are free and open to the public.
Professor Hashmi is an award-winning poet and writer-in-residence at San Diego State University’s Creative Writing program, ranked as a top ten creative writing program by U.S. News and World Report. The Creative Writing Program publishes three scholarly journals and supports MFA students in in-depth study of their chosen genre, fiction or poetry. Professor Hashmi’s students will perform their current work.
Mr. Miner will present a live Greek Drama and Poetry Performance in Ancient Greek and English featuring excerpts from Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis, which tells the gut-wrenching story of King Agamemnon, fatefully convinced that military victory in the Trojan War can only be achieved if he sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia to the gods.
Keoni Cabral weaves his experiences growing up in Hawaii into his original spoken word poetry. Pockets of Paradise is a collection of pieces which he describes as a stream of readings and discussion peeking into the beauty of modern day, diversity rich Hawaii while exploring some of its more complex and occasionally darker, lesser known hues. He’s the volunteer manager at KPBS and dabbles in photography, creative writing and abstract painting.
May 21 (Monday, 1:00 pm) — Warwick's will host award-winning cookbook author and master baker Alice Medrich, who will discuss and sign her latest book Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts. As a special promotion, the first 10 people to purchase Alice's book at the event will receive a bag of Scharffen Berger Semisweet Baking Chunks, used in Alice's Bittersweet Brownie Drops. This event is free and open to the public, although in order to be signed, the author's most current book must be purchased from Warwick's.
Background: Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts has easy, inventive recipes for home cooks who can't be bothered with special equipment or fussy, time-consuming procedures. Alice Medrich's signature inventiveness shines in these fresh new ideas for one-bowl cakes, press-in crusts, and all-ingredients-into-the-food-processor preparations. Recipes include Stout Floats, Cinnamon Toast Croutons as a topping for ice cream sundaes-and, of course, plenty of her signature chocolate. This is the baking book for people who mistakenly think they hate to bake!
May 23 (Wednesday 7:00 to 9:00 pm) — Inaugural Meeting of Lady Jane’s Salon San Diego with author readings at Mosaic Wine Bar, 3422 30th Street. For more details call 619-906-4747 or go to: Lady Jane's Salon.
May 23 (Wednesday, 1:00 pm) — Warwick's will host former magazine editor and freelance writer Deborah Michel, who will discuss and sign her book Prosper in Love. This event is free and open to the public, although in order to be signed the book must be purchased from Warwick's.
Background: Theirs is a marriage in the best sense of the word. From the start, Jamie and Lynn Prosper were meant to be. The same people who nodded their heads approvingly at their engagement are now happy witnesses to their wedded bliss. But sometimes, even in the very best of marriages, all it takes is a mischievous outsider to bring the perfect couple toppling off the top of the cake...
Jamie is a young lawyer who travels frequently but is devoted to Lynn. A young museum curator, Lynn doesn't even question the security of their rock-solid marriage. But when Lynn's old college friend turns up at a cocktail party, tiny chinks of their previously unassailable armor start to open up. Before either Lynn or Jamie realizes what is happening, the young couple finds themselves divorcing. As they struggle to reverse the direction of events that seem to have spiraled out of control, will love be enough to make this marriage last?
May 25 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell, who will sign Service: A Navy Seal at War. This is a ticketed signing. Complimentary tickets will be given with the purchase of the book from Warwick's. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for more information. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.
Background: Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell returned from his star-crossed mission in Afghanistan with his bones shattered and his heart broken. So many had given their lives to save him-and he would have readily done the same for them. As he recuperated, he wondered why he and others, from America's founding to today, had been willing to sacrifice everything-including themselves-for the sake of family, nation, and freedom.
In Service, we follow Marcus Luttrell to Iraq, where he returns to the battlefield as a member of SEAL Team 5 to help take on the most dangerous city in the world: Ramadi, the capital of war-torn Al Anbar Province. There, in six months of high-intensity urban combat, he would be part of what has been called the greatest victory in the history of U.S. Special Operations forces. We also return to Afghanistan and Operation Redwing, where Luttrell offers powerful new details about his miraculous rescue. Throughout, he reflects on what it really means to take on a higher calling, about the men he's seen lose their lives for their country, and the legacy of those who came and bled before.
A thrilling war story, Service is also a profoundly moving tribute to the warrior brotherhood, to the belief that nobody goes it alone, and no one will be left behind.
May 26 (Saturday 5:00 pm) — Warwick's welcomes back star of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and bestselling author Teresa Giudice, who will sign her book Fabulicious! Fast & Fit. This is a ticketed signing. A complimentary ticket, good for 2 adults will be given upon purchase of Fabulicious! Fast & Fit from Warwick's. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 for more information.
Background: With two New York Times bestsellers and continued star-status on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa Giudice has lots more to share with her fans. In this latest book, Teresa provides a detailed program for how she keeps her voluptuous, sexy figure after four kids (and as she approaches 40). The more than 60 recipes in Fabulicious!: Fast & Fit emphasize "skinny": including lessons on playing up veggies and grilled meats, cooking low-calorie Italian favorites, and rules for the five things you MUST cut out (and what to replace them with). But Teresa isn't about deprivation. She loves food – especially pasta and Tiramisu! Teresa proves that you CAN have your skinny jeans and spaghetti too. She tells you exactly how to live La Bella Vita- the "skinny" way.
Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of www.SDWriteWay.org. Visit the site for additional news and calendar events for both Readers and Authors.