READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR JANUARY 6-20

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By Sam Warren (c) 2019

A very good editor is almost a collaborator. — Ken Follett, Author.



January 4, 2019 (San Diego)-- Book clubs, classes, author talks and more are all coming up in the next couple of weeks locally. 

CLICK TO SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF BOOK EVENTS.

READERS

January 6 (Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 pm) — The Writers Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry. The Writers Coffeehouse 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/

 

January 7 (Monday, 8:00 pm)Katherine Arden signs The Winter of the Witch. This is a ticketed event.

Katherine is the author of the Winternight Trilogy, which includes The Bear and the Nightingale, The Girl in the Tower, and her newest title The Winter of the Witch. Main character Vasilisa must flee for her life as her magic is wrongly blamed for the burning of Moscow. When a powerful demon returns, vowing to annihilate the entire world, mankind must look to Vasilisa in this final chapter in the Winternight Trilogy. Will her magic be enough to fight this vengeful spirit?

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Arden-01-2019

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

 

January 7 (Monday, 7:30 pm)Andrea Gabor will discuss and sign her new book After the Education Wars: How Smart Schools Upend the Business of Reform. A former editor at Business Week and U.S. News & World Report, Andrea Gabor is the chair of business journalism at Baruch College and the author of three books: the bestselling The Man Who Discovered Quality, The Capitalist Philosophers, and Einstein’s Wife.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.warwicks.com/event/andrea-gabor-2019

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

 

January 7 (Thursday 7:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to be partnering with The Library Shop for our Enlightenment Now Adventure with world renowned psychologist and author Steven Pinker at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101. This event is ticketed ($25 per person) and is open to the public.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND BOOK: Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist who conducts research in visual cognition, psycholinguistics, and social relations. He grew up in Montreal and earned his BA from McGill and his PhD from Harvard. Currently Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard, he has also taught at Stanford and MIT. He has won numerous prizes for his research, his teachings, and his nine books, including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Better Angles of Our Nature, and The Sense of Style. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, a Humanist of the Year, recipient of nine honorary doctorates, and one of Foreign Policy’s “World’s Top 100 Public Intellectuals and Time’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.” He is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and writes frequently for The New York Times, The Guardian, and other publications. His tenth book, published in February 2018, is called Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress.

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

 

January 8 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm)Kiersten White signs Slayer. This is a ticketed event.

Like Buffy Anne Summers, author Kiersten White is a force to be reckoned with. Kiersten is the best-selling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein, the And I Darken trilogy, and many more novels, as well as consistently hilarious social media posts. Kiersten has been Chosen to relaunch the Slayerverse tie-in novels, beginning with the quasi-eponymous Slayer.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/White-01-2019

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

 

January 8 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Sam Halpern will discuss and sign his new book A Virtuous Lie. Beloved "Dad" in NY Times bestseller Sh*t My Dad Says and author of A Far Piece to Canaan.

Devon Emmanuel is a talented writer known for his journalistic integrity. He is also disillusioned with life. He works for a venerable New York magazine struggling to stay afloat by attracting a wealthy dowager interested in women's issues. She is hesitant to invest in the company because it isn't sufficiently oriented toward women.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.warwicks.com/event/sam-halpern-2019

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

 

January 10 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — The next meeting of The Catapult Book Club will be discussing the December 2018 selection, Scribe by Alyson Hagy.

Scribe, which begins with the baying of hounds and ends with silence, reminds us on every page that humans remain the storytelling animal, and that therein might lie our salvation. . . . In this brave new world, a woman with a pen may prove mightier than a man with a sword.” - The New York Times Book Review

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

 

January 11 (Friday, 7:30 pm)Richard Monte Marano signs Vampiro. The Vampiros are the creation of father / son team Richard and Anthony (aka Shockthemonster) Montemarano. Following Anthony’s roles in several Hollywood vampire short films, he was asked if he had any more material about the characters. It was then that Richard came up with the idea for a story about a Vampire who was recruited by the C.I.A..

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Montemarano-01-2019

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

 

January 12 (Saturday, 3:00 pm) — Alan Russell presented by Sisters in Crime SD. Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes best-selling author and local resident Alan Russell as speaker at our next meeting.

His subject will be What Comes After ‘The End?', a discussion of the writing and publishing process using his experience publishing fifteen books, including his latest, Gideon’s Rescue, fourth in the Gideon and Sirius mystery series.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Russell-01-2019

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

 

January 15 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Seth Lerer will discuss and sign his new book Shakespeare's Lyric Stage: Myth, Music, and Poetry in the Last Plays. Seth Lerer is distinguished professor of literature at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of nine previous books, and received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Truman Capote Prize in Criticism for Children's Literature:

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.warwicks.com/event/seth-lerer-2019

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

 

January 15 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Matthew Quirk signs The Night Agent.

Depending on your point of view, Matthew Quirk’s The Night Agent might seem completely plausible in this current era of America. 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.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Quirk-01-2019

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

 

January 16 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)Holly Black signs The Wicked King. This is a ticketed event.

Holly Black's The Wicked King is the second book in the Folk of the Air trilogy. The first book in the trilogy, The Cruel Prince, was a bestselling book and is a favorite of many members of our staff. Bookseller Constance says that Black “writes devastatingly beautiful yet cruel Fae that inexplicably enthrall you, pulling you deeper and deeper into their world.” Black has written many other stories, including The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and co-wrote the Magisterium series with Cassandra Clare.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Black-01-2019

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

 

January 17 (Thursday, 7:30 pm)Karen Thompson Walker will discuss and sign her new book, The Dreamers. Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was named a best book of the year by People, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Financial Times, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly.

In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep - and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.warwicks.com/event/karen-thompson-walker-2019

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

 

January 18 (Friday, 7:00 pm)A.G. Howard signs Stain. Howard’s works are self-described as “a mix of whimsical, creepy, romantic and magical. Her Splintered series is an Alice in Wonderland retelling, while Roseblood draws inspiration from The Phantom of the Opera. Her latest, Stain, is a high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea, set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Howard-01-2019

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

 

January 19 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Thomas Perry signs The Burglar with Jo Perry. Thomas Perry is the author of twenty-three titles, including the New York Times bestselling Nightlife and Metzger’s Dog which was voted one of NPR’s 100 Killer Thrillers-Best Thrillers Ever.

We will also be featuring Jo Perry’s Charlie and Rose series, unconventional mysteries featuring the murdered Charles Stone and his canine companion in the afterlife, Rose. Jo has also written episodic television, published articles, and poetry.

For additional informatin, go to: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Perry-01-2019

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

 

January 19 (Saturday, 6:30–7:30 pm)San Diego County Mammal Atlas at Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association: http://www.abdnha.org/calendar1.htm.

The diversity of mammals in San Diego County is greater than any other county in the United States, yet there has been no synthesis of their identification, distribution, natural history, or the conservation challenges they face – until now. The new San Diego County Mammal Atlas will serve as the definitive guide to the mammals of San Diego County.

For additional informatin, go to: https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/san-diego-county-mammal-atlas-at-abdnha/

 

January 20 (Sunday, 11:30 am) — 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

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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 1s. Use Code NEWYEAR

 

January 17 (Thursday) — San Diego Professional Editors Network Program, Editing as a Reader. Suzanne Sanders from the UCSD Extension Copyediting Certificate Program will explore the different types of reading audiences and their needs as well as how editors can develop a stronger working relationship with their clients. Sanders will draw on aspects of reader response literary criticism and apply the Common Reader peer-review method developed by Dr. Karen Gocsik of UCSD’s Analytical Writing Program.

For additional informatin, go to: https://sdpen.com/

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LINKS

 

PUBLISHED BY BOOKWARREN PUBLISHNG

Get your free e-copy at http://Bookwarren.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 The 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

 

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