READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR AUG. 12-26, 2018

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By Sam Warren © 2018

 

"I can't stand to read what I write. I make my wife do that, then ask her to keep her opinions to herself." — Kurt Vonnegut

August 11, 2018 (San Diego) – This month’s book lovers’ events include the San Diego Festival of Books and East County Fest, both on August 25th, where you can meet many top local authors and celebrate local literary luminaries.  

Click to scroll down for a list of literary events for readers and writers.

READERS

NATURE CLASSES: Throughout the month of August, the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department will be presenting four one-hour classes to help connect youth to nature by encouraging exploration and study of the world around us. Presented by author of the Sunbelt book Nature Adventures! Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County, Linda Gallo Hawley!

The program will take place on Friday August 7th and 24th at 10:00 am and is suitable for children ages 7 – 10 years. Sign up required as space is limited. Register through the event listing linked here.

 

August 12 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Marja Perren, author of Dasha Saves the Day.

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

 

August 12 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Michael Brandman and Eva Montealegre signing One on One (Buddy Steel Mysteries #2) and Body on the Backlot (Red Carpet Noir).

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Brandman-08-2018

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

 

August 14 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Renée Carlino to discuss and sign her new book, Blind Kiss. Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of Sweet Thing, Nowhere but Here, After the Rain, Before We Were Strangers, and Swear on This Life.

From the national bestselling author of Before We Were Strangers, Swear on this Life, and Wish You Were Here comes a powerful story of two people who spend years denying their scientifically proven chemistry.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/renee-carlino-2018

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

 

August 15 (Wednesday, Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host T. Greenwood to discuss and sign her new novel, Rust & Stardust.

In 1948, 11-year-old Florence “Sally” Horner was abducted by Frank La Salle, a pedophile who would hold her captive for nearly two years. Vladimir Nabokov read a mention of the case in the newspaper, and it inspired Humbert Humbert and Dolores “Lolita” Haze from Lolita.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/t-greenwood-2018

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

 

August 16 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Megan Alice to discuss and sign her new book of poetry, A Bouquet of Daisies.Megan Alice is a seventeen-year-old poet and performer based in Southern California. Having written poetry since the age of fourteen, Alice has found the art of stringing words together to be healing for both writer and reader. As a feminist, Alice writes about the injustices she experiences as a woman, and she donates a portion of her book proceeds to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/megan-alice-2018

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

 

August 17 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Amber Tamblyn to discuss and sign her new novel, Any Man. Amber Tamblyn is an author, actress and director. She's been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award for her work in television and film. She is the author of three books of poetry, including the critically acclaimed best seller, Dark Sparkler.

In this electric and provocative debut novel, Tamblyn blends genres of poetry, prose, and elements of suspense to give shape to the shocking narratives of victims of sexual violence, mapping the destructive ways in which our society perpetuates rape culture.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/amber-tamblyn-2018

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

 

August 18 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Geanna Culbertson is the author of the Crisanta Knight series, a young-adult fantasy with four books out thus far: Protagonist Bound, The Severance Game, Inherent Fate, and The Liar, the Witch, & the Wormhole. The series follows its namesake, Crisanta Knight, a young woman who is “ready and willing to tear the traditional fairytale realms a new one in favor of carving out her own destiny,” as Geanna’s website states. Her latest book, Crisanta Knight: The Liar, the Witch, & the Wormhole, sees Crisanta traversing the well-known literary landscapes of Sleepy Hollow, Neverland, and Oz in search of the missing Fairy Godmother Paige Tomkins, while the realm of Book withstands magic hunters, a rebellion, and more.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Culbertson-08-2018

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

 

August 19 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Libby Weber, author of Risk A Verse.

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

 

August 19 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — COFFEE WITH THE CATAPULT. Discoverability is what The Book Catapult is all about - helping you find those great reads that you might not find shopping a big box store or while at the mercy of a large website's algorithm. In the spirit of that discoverability, every third Sunday of each month The Book Catapult hosts Coffee with the Catapult - an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places. Plus complimentary coffee from our neighbors at Communal Coffee and a 20% discount off all books discussed for those in attendance!

Read More: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/coffee-catapult-5

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

 

August 19 (Sunday, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)Michael Wilken-Robertson will discuss and sign Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias at the Alpine Historical Society. He will explore the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias through in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and hundreds of vivid stories.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

August 19 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join Southern CA crime authors Howard Michael Gould and Adam Walker Phillips for an afternoon of criminal pursuits.

Last Looks is a scorchingly funny debut thriller by screenwriter Howard Michael Gould. It features former top LAPD detective, Charlie Waldo, who has been living as an ascetic recluse in penance for his role in a terrible mistaken conviction. He reluctantly agrees to come out of seclusion to help with a case involving Alastair Pinch, an acclaimed Shakespearean actor-turned cheesy TV star accused of murdering his fourth wife.

The Big Con: A Chuck Restic Mystery by Adam Walker Phillips. Chuck Restic, HR manager and part-time private investigator, has a problem: the consultant guru Julie St. Jean is the bane of his existence. Over his twenty-year HR career, he's been forced to partner with her on inane employee engagement programs whose only value has been to Julie's sizable bank account.

Read more:  https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Gould-08-2018

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

 

August 20 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Local author T. Greenwood will be at the Galaxy to sign her new book Rust & Stardust, which is “based on the experiences of real-life kidnapping victim Sally Horner and her captor, whose story shocked the nation.” Known for Bodies of Water and her many other works, Greenwood is an acclaimed author whose mysteries have been holding readers captive for years.

Read more: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Greenwood-08-2018

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

 

August 21 (Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.) — SUMMERTIME STORIES and a craft.

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

 

August 23 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host T. Jefferson Parker to discuss and sign his new book Swift Vengeance. T. Jefferson Parker is the author of numerous novels and short stories, the winner of three Edgar Awards, and the recipient of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for best mystery.

Returning hero and private investigator Roland Ford is on the trail of a mysterious killer who is beheading CIA drone operators and leaving puzzling clues at each crime scene. His troubled friend Lindsay Rakes is afraid for her own life and the life of her son after a fellow flight crew member is killed in brutal fashion.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/t-jefferson-parker-2018

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

 

August 24 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)Young Adult Book Club meeting featuring Roar: A Stormheart Novel.

Legend says that AuroraPavan's ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing partof its essence. Aurora has been groomed to be the perfect queen...but she's yetto show any trace of the magic she'll need to protect her people.

Read More: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-08-2018

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

 

August 24 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Acclaimed local author Mara Altman will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign her new book, Gross Anatomy: Dispatches From the Front (and Back). Mara will be joined in-conversation by her book jacket designers, Leah Goren and Adil Dara Kim.

Read more: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/mara-altman

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

August 25, (Saturday, 6:00 – 9 p.m.) -- East County Magazine invites you to “East County Fest” celebrating their 10th anniversary in the “party of the century.” Numerous prominent authors will be signing books at the event including Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune “Lederer on Language” columnist and KPBS “A Way With Words” founding cohost, author of The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, and Amazing Words. Other authors include  Richard Carrico, Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wineries in San Diego County and Strangers in a Stolen Land, Jim and Terri Varnell, San Diego Natural History Museum field guide to hikes: Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors, Don Endicott,coauthor of 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, Reina Menasche, host of East County Magazine’s Bookshelf show on KNSJ radio, author  of the powerful novels Silent Bird and Twice Begun, Bette Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution, Linda Hawley, author of the children’s book (Nature Adventures: A Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County, and Del Hood, former Daily Californian editor, author of History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and the Surrounding Areas.

August 25 (Saturday, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.) — Join Nature Adventures! author Linda Gallo Hawley at the Allied Gardens/Benjamin Branch Library for STEAM Storytime. The topic will be The Ecosystem and The Circle of Life.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

August 25 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — San Diego Festival of Books! at Liberty Station. Authors scheduled to appear include Michael T. Martino, Jack Innis, Linda Gallo Hawley, Max Kurillo, Iris Engstrand, and Diana Lindsay.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/.

 

August 25 (Saturday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.) — You're invited to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the East County Magazine with the East County Fest at the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, One Junipero Serra Rd., San Diego (just west of Santee). Festivities to include foods and wines from the best providers.

For additional information, go to www.EastCountyMagazine.org.

 

August 26 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting David J. Getoff, author of Abundant Health in a Toxic World.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/getoff-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, 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 San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.

 

August meeting of the Society of Profesional Journalist is cancelled. They are sorry to announce that the speaker they had arranged for August has been unable to make it and they don't have a replacement.

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LINKS

 

DAY TRIPPERS GUIDE TO TIJUANA
Get your free e-copy at http://Bookwarren.com.

 

BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON
Go to: http://olin-thompson.com/

 

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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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.

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with Month, Date, (Weekday, Event Time) first. Deadline is the Thursday before Sunday. Send us your address if you wish to receive a copy of this weekly eZine. — Sam Warren, column editor