READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR APRIL 27 - MAY 12

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By Sam Warren, copyright 2019SDWriteWay@gmail.com

April 25, 2019 (San Diego) -- “There were more books published this week than there were in all of 1950.” --David Houle, Digital Book World Conference.

Scroll down for a list of literary events.

READERS

April 29 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Join New York Times bestselling authorDaniel Suarez as he discusses his newest book, Delta-v, an epic space adventure in which a billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation, a life-or-death mission that can potentially alter the course of human civilization. Kirkus Review raves, “A cut above most tech novels, Suarez's latest benefits from his attention to detail, which boosts the believability of his futuristic vision.” Daniel’s previous books includeDaemon, Freedom (TM), Kill Decision, Influx, and Change Agent.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Suarez-04-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

April 30 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Ian Doescher brought Star Wars fans and theater geeks together with his 2013 New York Times bestselling William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, a fun reimagining of the Star Wars series as an Elizabethan period drama as if written by William Shakespeare himself. Five more books and two related sequels later, Ian is introducing a new series called “Pop Shakespeare,” beginning with a simultaneous release of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls and William Shakespeare’s Get Thee Back to the Future.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Doescher-04-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

April 30 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s & Diversionary Theatre presentBrian Selznick who will discuss his book, Live Oak, With Moss at the Diversionary Theatre, 4545 Park Blvd. #101, San Diego. Brian Selznick is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck, among many other beloved books for children. He lives in Brooklyn and San Diego.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/brian-selznick-2019

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

 

May 1 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Laila Lalami will discusses and signs her new book, The Other Americans. Laila Lalami is the author of Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits; Secret Son; and The Moor's Account, which won the American Book Award, the Arab American Book Award, and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, Harper's Magazine, and The Guardian. A professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside, she lives in Los Angeles.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/laila-lalami-2019

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

 

May 2 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Susan Holmes McKagan will discusses and signs her new book, The Velvet Rose. Susan is a well-known, experienced, and credentialed writer, who also happens to be an international Vogue cover supermodel, and rock star wife to Duff McKagan of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver. Susan has written on a myriad of subjects and has major notoriety and clout within the high fashion designing world. She had a successful career as an international supermodel.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/susan-holmes-mckagan-2019

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

 

May 3 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s & University Of San Diego's College Of Arts And Sciences present Ian McEwan who will discuss his book,Machines Like Me at the Shiley Theater, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. This is a ticketed event.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/ian-mcewan-2019

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

 

May 4 (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.) — Local childrens book author of staff favorite Penguinaut!Marcie Colleen will be at The Book Catapult for a storytime and booksigning! Orville the Penguin lives at the zoo, surrounded by animal pals who go on exciting adventures.

Additional information: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/marcie-colleen

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

May 4 (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) — Matthew Quirk presented by Sisters in Crime. Before becoming a novelist, New York Times bestselling author Matthew Quirk worked as a journalist at American magazine The Atlantic. During his five years with them, he reported on crime, terrorism persecutions, and international gangs. Since then, he has written five political-crime thrillers, his latest being The Night Agent. FBI Agent Peter Sutherland has worked tirelessly for years to ensure everything he does is by the book, forever escaping the taint of his father’s charge of selling secrets to the Russians when a section chief in FBI counterintelligence.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Quirk-05-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 4 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) — Sunbelt Publications presents Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker at Agave Expo, part of the Agave Heritage Festival held in Tucson, AZ. A presentation by Mr. Parker is scheduled for 12:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional information: https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/chasing-centuries-at-agave-expo/

 

May 5 (Sunday, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) — Calling all humans, elves, orcs, halflings, dwarves, and gnomes! Mysterious Galaxy is proud to now host a Dungeons and Dragons club! Whether you're an experienced player or this is your very first campaign, any and all levels are encouraged to come join. We have a fun and welcoming group running "drop in drop out" campaigns so even if you can't make every meeting don't be discouraged. This format makes it easy to come in and play whenever you can make the meetings!

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 7 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Kerry Madden-Lunsford and Emily Suttonwill discuss and sign their new picture book, Ernestine's Milky Way. Kerry Madden-Lunsford is the author of the Smoky Mountain Trilogy, which includesGentle's Holler, Louisiana's Song, and Jessie's Mountain.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/kerry-madden-lunsford-and-emily-sutton-2019

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

 

May 7 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Dr. Janina Scarlet & Illustrator Vince Alvendia sign Therapy Quest. Self-described “mad scientist” Dr. Janina Scarlet is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and intends, “to take over the world with geek culture and compassion.” Inspired by Marvel’s X-Men, Dr. Scarlet developed “Superhero Therapy,” incorporating characters from geek culture into evidence-based therapy.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Scarlet-Alvendia-05-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 8 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Diane Shader Smith will discusses and signs her daughter Mallory's new book, Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life. Mallory Smith was a writer and environmental journalist with a passion for sustainability and social change. A 2014 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Mallory studied Human Biology with a concentration in Environmental Anthropology.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/diane-shader-smith-2019

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

 

May 8 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Erika Swyler signs Light from Other Stars. Author of the national bestselling The Book of Speculation, Erika Swyler has had her writings featured in numerous publications, and her playwright work has received note from the Jane Chambers Award. Her newest novel, Light from Other Stars, is a poignant, fantastical novel about fathers and daughters, women and the forces that hold them back, and the cost of meaningful work.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Swyler-05-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 8 (Tuesday 11:00 a.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a Culture & Cuisine of Britain Tea Luncheon with critically acclaimed author, Elizabeth St. Johnat Shakespeare Corner Shoppe, 3719 India St. San Diego, CA 92103. The event is ticketed (Price TBA) and is open to the public over the age of 50 with an Osher membership.

Adventures by the Book, (http://adventuresbythebook.com/; (619) 300-2532 or susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

 

May 9 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Brian Jay Jones will discusses and signs his new book, Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. Brian Jay Jones is the critically-acclaimed, bestselling biographer of three books on some of the world's most iconic creative figures, including Jim Henson: The Biography and George Lucas: A Life.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/brian-jay-jones-2019

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

 

May 9 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — Seanan McGuire signs Middlegame. New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire is the author of the October Daye and InCryptid urban fantasy series. In 2013, she became the first person to appear five times on the same Hugo Awards Ballot. Under the pseudonym “Mira Grant,” she writes the Newsflesh and Parasitology horror series.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/McGuire-05-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 9 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Catapult Book Club’s current selection isEverything Matters! by Ron Currie. "Imagine that you were born with the absolute, unquestionable knowledge that the world would be destroyed in a fiery comet collision just before your 36th birthday.

Additional information: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/catapult-book-club-6

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

May 11 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy all day Birthday Bash 2019.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Birthday-Bash-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

May 11 (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) — Patricia Briggs signs Storm Cursed at Our Birthday Bash. This is a ticketed event.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Briggs-05-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

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WRITERS

 

SAN DIEGO WRITERS, INK CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.

 

April 27 and 28 (Saturday, Sunday) — Sell Your Book at the Encinitas Street Fair, April 27 and 28. Now Is Your Chance to Introduce Your Book to Thousands! Get an Author Space at the Encinitas Street Fair.

For additional information: email: karla@publisherswriters.org or web:http://www.PublishersWriters.org

 

April 27 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) — Creating Your Production Calendar with Marla Markman. Bringing high-quality books to market on a predictable timetable requires planning. A detailed production calendar can help you account for all the necessary steps, from manuscript to market. Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln Carlsbad. COST: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)

Additional information: http://publisherswriters.org/event/its-about-time-creating-your-production-calendar-with-marla-markman/

For additional informatin, go to: http://publisherswriters.org/

 

May 5 (Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.) — The Writers Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing...with coffee. No agenda, just chatting about the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration, defeating writers block, and all of the good things that come from the community of writers.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

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LINKS

 

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

 

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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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. It can also be read at http://SDWriteWay.org.

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