READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR JAN. 27 - FEB.10, 2019

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By Sam Warren, Copyright 2019 http://Bookwarren.com

"A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much." — Irwin Shaw

 

January 24, 2019 (San Diego) – Books and bingo, a writer’s conference, author appearances, book discussion groups and writer’s classes are among the literary happenings on the horizon locally.

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READERS

January 20 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — COFFEE WITH THE CATAPULT – an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth and our bookseller Vanessa. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places.

 

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

 

January 23 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP is a book club that reads a little bit of everything. They alternate between reading science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thrillers, and horror so there is something for everyone in this club and it is also a great way to discover and talk about books that might be outside of your normal genre.

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

 

January 25 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB meeting. Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-01-2019

 

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

 

January 26 (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) — ADVENTURES BY THE BOOK® is pleased to announce our Books & Bingo Free Library Adventure with 13 authors, including our keynote speaker Laura Kamoie and our opening speaker Melanie Benjamin at 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and is open to the public.

 

About The Author and book: A Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today bestseller, Laura Kamoie has always been fascinated by the people, stories, and physical presence of the past, which led her to a lifetime of historical and archaeological study and training. She holds a doctoral degree in early American history from The College of William and Mary, published two non-fiction books on early America, and more recently held the position of Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time career writing genre fiction as the New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye. Writing America’s First Daughter with co-author Stephanie Dray allowed her the exciting opportunity to combine her love of history with her passion for storytelling.

 

For additional information, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com

 

January 27 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Ian Rankin signs In a House of Lies. When he was supposed to be working towards a PhD in Scottish Literature, author Ian Rankin instead spent those three years writing novels. He had worked a myriad of jobs, such as grape-picker, journalist, and swineherd before finding success with his Rebus series of novels. His latest Rebus novel is the much anticipated In a House of Lies.

 

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Rankin-01-2019

 

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

 

January 27 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program, they will be hosting R.D. Kardon, author of Flygirl.

 

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

 

January 28 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Alexia Vernon will discuss and sign her new book Step Into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. Branded a “Moxie Maven” by President Obama’s White House Office of Public Engagement, Alexia is a sought-after speaking and leadership coach who delivers transformational keynotes and corporate trainings for Fortune 500 companies and other professional groups and organizations.

 

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/alexia-vernon-2019

 

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

 

January 30 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — A magical night with three incredible young adult authors, Brigid Kemmerer, A.C. Gaughen, and Mimi Yu, who will be in conversation with Stacee Evans.

 

Brigid Kemmerer is the author of The Elemental series and a few standalones, which include Letters to the Lost and Thicker than Water. Her newest book, A Curse So Dark and Lonely, is a dark and enticing "Beauty and the Beast" retelling.

 

A.C Gaughen grew up always writing, for even when she was thirteen years old, she was submitting novels. Gaughen has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

 

Mimi Yu’s debut Young Adult fantasy novel, The Girl King, is a sweeping story set against a world of buried ancient magic and political intrigue weaves an unforgettable story of ambition, betrayal, and sacrifice.

 

Guest host Stacee Evans bookblogs at Adventures of a Book Junkie, where she shares recaps of Mysterious Galaxy author events and other reading joy.

 

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Bloomsbury-YA-Tour-01-2019

 

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

 

January 30 (Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library present LA JOLLA READS! Every four months they choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. At the end of four months they will all gather at the library to discuss the current selection and announce the new selection. What a great way to get everyone in the community talking about the same book! Our current selection is There There by Tommy Orange.

 

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

 

January 31 (Thursday, 11:45 a.m.) — BOOKED FOR LUNCH, Madhuri Vijay is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow and a recipient of the Henfield Prize. Vijay’s writing has received a Pushcart Prize, as well as a 30-Below Prize from Narrative Magazine, and has appeared in Best American Non-Required Reading, Narrative, and Salon, among other publications. Vijay was born in Bangalore. The Far Field is her first book. For reservations contact Mary Lee at marylee@warwicks.com

 

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/booked-madhuri-vijay

 

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

 

January 31 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Madhuri Vijay will discuss and sign her new book, The Far Field. Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse across the Indian subcontinent as she reckons with her past, her desires, and the tumultuous present.

 

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/madhuri-vijay-2019

 

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

 

February 9 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) — Renowned poet Quincy Troupe will read from his new books Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer, and Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

 

He is the author of nine volumes of poetry, three children's books; and the author, coauthor, or editor of six nonfiction works. He collaborated with Miles Davis on his autobiography and with Chris Gardner on The Pursuit of Happyness, which spent more than forty weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was made into a major motion picture starring Will Smith.

 

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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.

$5 off January and February Classes if Register Before January 1. Use Code NEWYEAR

 

January 26 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) — PUBLISHERS & WRITERS OF SAN DIEGO presents The Art and Science of Book Marketing: A Hands-On Workshop. Lee Wind, director of marketing and programming at the Independent Book Publishers Association is the guest speaker for the next Publishers & Writers of San Diego meeting at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln., Carlsbad, CA. The meeting is open to the public and cost is $20.00 or $10.00 for Members. More information is available at www.publisherswriters.org or by contacting Karla@publisherswriters.org.

 

January 28 (Monday, Registration, 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 6:45 p.m., presentation 7:00 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the SAN DIEGO WRITERS AND EDITORS GUILD. The speaker will be Leon Lazarus, owner of CalBrand, a marketing and branding consulting firm. His presentation will focus on the importance of creating effective email messages in any marketing campaign.

 

After studying Journalism and New Media at Rhodes University in South Africa, Leon Lazarus developed a career in corporate communications and marketing. He worked with many of the largest corporations on the African sub-continent.

 

Additional information at https://sdwritersguild.org/

 

January 31–February 2, 2019 — 34th Annual SDSU WRITERS’ CONFERENCE at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego: Keynotes are Corey Doctorow (science fiction author, activist, journalist, and blogger) and Jonathan Maberry (New York Times bestselling author, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, and comic book writer.

 

Three days of breakout sessions, 1:1 access to top-tier publishing professionals, and a lineup of literary luminaries. Each will share insights from their path to success, words of advice to aspiring writers, and thoughts on the evolving publishing industry.

 

Additional information at https://www.osidenews.com/2018/10/20/34th-annual-sdsu-writers-conference-january-31-february-2-2019/

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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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