READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR MARCH 17-31, 2019

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By Sam Warren,SDWriteWay@gmail.com

"Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again." — Franklin P. Jones

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READERS

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March 17 (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

 

March 17 (Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) — CLEARANCE SALE -- Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA. All the books you can fit into one grocery bag for only $10. (Some exceptions apply).

 

For additional information, contact Melanie at melanier@lfjcc.org or call her at (858) 362-1141.

 

March 17 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Join young adult authors Lilliam Rivera Demetra Brodsky in Conversation. Lilliam Rivera is an award-winning author and was named a “2017 Face to Watch” by the LA Times. Her first novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez has been nominated for many awards and featured in many magazines.

 

Additional information at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Rivera-03-2019

 

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

 

March 17 (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

 

March 17 (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.) — Fortieth and Final St. Patrick’s Day Opening Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose: Members of the public are invited to read their favorite passages of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Fingal O’Flaherty Wills Wilde, Edmund Burke et al. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings.

 

D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California. (858)456-1800 –http://www.dgwillsbooks.com/

 

March 18 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Susan Meissner will discusses and signs her new book, The Last Year of the War. Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. She is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include As Bright as Heaven, Secrets of a Charmed Life, and A Fall of Marigolds.

 

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

 

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

 

March 19 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Cory Doctorow signs Radicalized. Author Cory Doctorow boasts a very impressive resume: science fiction novelist, technology activist, blogger, visiting professor to at least two academic institutions, co-founder of the open source peer-to-peer software company OpenCola, alumni of Clarion, WonderCon 2019 Guest, and more. His latest novel, Radicalized, is comprised of four science fiction novellas connected by what publisher Tor’s website describes as, “social, technological, and economic visions of today and what America could be in the near, near future.”

 

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Doctorow-03-2019

 

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

 

March 19 (Tuesday, 11:45 a.m.) — Voices for Children in Partnership with Warwick's Presents an Afternoon with Gretchen Rubin. To buy your ticket, go to https://www.warwicks.com/event/gretchen-rubin-lunch-2019

 

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

 

March 20 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Cofounder and chief executive officer of Generation Citizen, Scott Warren will discuss and sign his new book,Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics.

Additional information: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/scott-warren

 

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780  

https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

March 21 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Abby Maslin will discusses and signs her new book, Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love. Maslin is a writer and a public school teacher. Through her speaking and blogging, she is passionate about bringing awareness to the challenges of traumatic brain injury and caregiving.

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/abby-maslin-2019

 

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

 

March 21 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — John McMahon signs The Good Detective. John McMahon studied creative writing at the University of Arizona and has served as an ad agency director, working with the likes of Fiat and Alpha Romeo. His debut mystery-thriller novel, The Good Detective, presents detective P.T. Marsh on a disastrous path of poor choices and rash decisions after the deaths of his wife and young son.

 

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/McMahon-03-2019

 

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

 

March 22 (Friday, 7:45 p.m.) — The Mysterious Galaxy YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB. March's book discussion pick is Geekerella by Ashley Poston.

 

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-03-2019

 

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

 

March 22, 23 (Friday, Saturday) — 2019 JUBILEE YEAR SCHOLARS’ SYMPOSIUM. Scholars will be presenting their research and expertise on different aspects of Mission history; two full days of in-depth exploration of Mission San Diego de Alcala.

 

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

 

March 22 (Friday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) — Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker will be speaking at the Anza-Borrego Natural History Association! Chasing Centuries: The Search for Ancient Agave Cultivars Across the Desert Southwest is a one-of-a-kind travel-history book that takes the reader along on an exciting and little known adventure at the crossroads of archaeology and botany.

 

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

 

March 23 (Saturday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) — Kumeyaay Ethnobotany at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. Join anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson for dinner and a lecture at the Imperial Valley Desert Museum. Attendance is $35 and includes a 3-course meal and wine. This event is typically reserved to members of IVDM, but if you are interested in attending, contact IVDM to see if there are any seats available.

 

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

 

March 25 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Joe R. Lansdale signs The Elephant of Surprise. Author of more than forty novels and thirty short-story collections, Joe R. Lansdale has received numerous literary awards and accolades, including being inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame. He has also had several of his works adapted to television, film, and comic-books. The Elephant of Surprise, is the latest novel in his long-running Hap and Leonard series of novels, novellas, and short-stories. This is a ticketed event.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Lansdale-03-2019

 

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

 

March 25 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present Patton Oswalt discussing his late wife Michelle McNamara's book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer. She will be in conversation with Dr. Erik Fritsvold, Associate Professor of Sociology, Crime, Justice, Law & Society Concentration, USD, at the University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. This is a ticketed event.

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/patton-oswalt-2019

 

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

 

March 26 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Eric Topol will discusses and signs his new book, Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again. Eric Topol, MD, is a cardiologist and the director and founder of Scripps Research Translational Institute. The author of The Patient Will See You Now and The Creative Destruction of Medicine, he lives in La Jolla, California. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/eric-topol-2019

 

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

 

March 27 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Crucible is the latest installment inJames Rollins' Sigma Series, following Commander Gray Pierce as he races to save the woman he loves and their unborn child before time runs out. Sigma Force is thrown into an investigation that presents chilling questions which draw them into the bloody history of the Spanish Inquisition.

 

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Rollins-03-2019

 

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

 

March 27 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Ryan Berman will discusses and signs his new book, Return on Courage: A Business Playbook for Courageous Change. Berman, an award winning creative, has been featured in entrepreneurcom, inc.commedium.com, PRWeek, Forbes.com and has spoken at Snapchat, Logitech, Creative Mornings and Mammoth Resorts. He is a recognized business leader who was named one of San Diego’s “Top 40 under 40” by Metro SD.

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/ryan-berman-2019

 

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

 

March 28 (Thursday, 11:45 a.m.) — Booked for Lunch with Liam Callanan. For reservations contact Mary Lee at marylee@warwicks.com or stop by the book department!

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/booked-liam-callanan-2019

 

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

 

March 28 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Liam Callanan will discuss and sign his book, Paris by the Book. Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher and journalist, whose first novel, The Cloud Atlas, was a finalist for an Edgar Award. Winner of George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts and Letters, Liam has published in many newspapers.

 

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/liam-callanan-2019

 

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

 

March 29 (Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) — Congress of History 54th Annual History Conference. Visit Sunbelt Publications at the annual history conference organized by the Congress of History of San Diego & Imperial Counties. The event will again take place at the Portuguese Hall in Point Loma.

 

Additional information: https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/congress-of-history-54th-annual-history-conference/

 

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

 

March 30 (Saturday, 11:00 a.m.) — Acclaimed childrens book author/illustrator Andrea Zuill will be at The Book Catapult for a storytime and booksigning of her new book, SweetySweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat. She has protruding front teeth, thick glasses, and some very unusual hobbies, including interpretive dance and fungus identification. She's intense and passionate - and her peers don't always get her.

 

Additional information: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/andrea-zuill

 

March 31 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting Alexa Kingaard, author of My Name is Rose.

 

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

 

March 31 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting Barbara Cox, author of The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine for Success and Fulfillment.

 

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

 

March 29 – 30 (Friday – Saturday) — Congress of History 54th Annual Conference at Portuguese Hall in Point Loma. The theme is Defining Moments in San Diego history. Enjoy speakers, networking, and the company of others who love a good history story.

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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.

 

26th Annual Poetry Contest

 

Deadline: Postmarked (or emailed) by March 31, 2019

 

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC, is sponsoring its 26th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. The guidelines are also posted at their website, www.twwoa.org. For questions, email writersw@gmail.com or call 828-254-8111.

 

March 21 (Thursday) — SAN DIEGO PROFESSIONAL EDITORS NETWORK (SD/PEN ) presents business attorney Alex Bennett who will examine important principles that every small business owner should know about contracts. He is also a freelance editor and writer and an SD/PEN member.

He will build a foundation of basics, like what a contract is, how it's formed, and when it's necessary, and then delve into common troublesome clauses, like confidentiality and non-competes. He'll also explore important things that editors might want to include in their agreements and share some negotiation strategies for reaching better contract outcomes.

 

The cost is free to SD/PEN members and only $10.00 for nonmembers. The evening will include snacks and beverages as well as the opportunity to network before and after the presentation.

 

RSVP via email to pr@sdpen.com no later than Wednesday, March 20.

 

Event URL: https://sdpen.com/event/contract-law-alex-bennett/?instance_id=318

 

March 25 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — The presenter for the March meeting of the SAN DIEGO WRITERS AND EDITORS GUILD will be Georgeanne Irvine of San Diego Zoo Global Press. Georgeanne will discuss the process of building a publishing division from scratch. She will also introduce current projects, future projects, and behind-the-scenes tales of creating some of the books.

 

They meet at the San Diego County Health Services Center at 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA. Registration begins at 6:30 pm with a short business meeting following at 6:45 pm The presentation will begin at 7:00 pm.

 

Guild members are also invited to take part in a Marketing Support Group which meets at 5:30 pm at the same location, in the Harbor Room, across the hall from our usual meeting room. Due to its popularity, we have had to limit the Marketing Support meeting to Guild members.

For additional informatin, go to: www.https://sdwritersguild.org/

 

March 30 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) — Class by the SAN DIEGO PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS on developing a website that resonates with your ideal readers, builds your mailing list, and converts traffic into sales. Plus, you’ll get tips on how to drive traffic to your website, enhance your site with proven, social media strategies, and develop your own personal author brand.

 

Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.

 

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

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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.

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with MonthDate, (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