READERS CALENDAR FOR APRIL 14-22, 2013

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April 14 (Sunday 2:00 pm) — Bradbury Poems Accompanied by Carol Williams at the Organ, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road- Balboa Park.

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April 14 (Sunday - 3:00 pm) — SD Writers Ink Discusses Fahrenheit 451. Inspirations Gallery, 2730 Historic Decatur Road – Barracks 16 #204, San Diego.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 15 (Monday - 7:00 pm) — Ray Bradbury – An Homage. David Brinopens an ALL Bradbury Stories Read Aloud program. Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego. Tickets $15.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 16 (Tuesday - 6:30 pm) — Exploring Bradbury with Charles Harrington Elster. Kensington Branch Library 4121 Adams Avenue, San Diego.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 17 (Wednesday - 5:30 pm) — Fahrenheit 451 Discussion and Crafts for Teens. Central Library, 820 E Street, San Diego.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 17 (Wednesday - 7:00 pm) — South Park Reads Fahrenheit 451 – A Community Read. We’ll all read Part III – Burning Bright. Rebecca’s Café/Restaurant, 3015 Juniper Street, San Diego.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 17 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick's will host Cartoonist and #1 New York Times bestselling creator of Pearls Before Swine Stephan Pastis, who will discuss and sign his new kids book Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed Timmy Failure must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: Take eleven-year-old Timmy Failure - the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, or perhaps the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile - Timmy's mom's Segway - and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich that his mother won't have to stress out about the bills anymore.

Of course, his plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn't include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into "Stanfurd" that he can't carry out a no-brainer spy mission.

From the offbeat creator of Pearls Before Swine comes an endearingly bumbling hero in a caper whose peerless hilarity comes with a whodunit twist.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

April 18, (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Edgar Award-winning author T. Jefferson Parker, who will discuss and sign The Famous and the Dead. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed The Famous and the Dead must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: The explosive conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker's New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series. Los Angeles County sheriff 's deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the iron river that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The diamond fillings he wears in his left canine glimmer, distracting the men who sell the illegal firearms that enable the unspeakable violence on both sides of the map. Spotting the sparkle when "Charlie Diamonds" opens his mouth is often their first step toward life behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones, sheriff 's deputy and employee of the Baja Cartel, son of the love of Charlie's life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones, is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley's own life of crime.

Charlie knows all of Bradley's secrets; the question is what he'll do with the information. Until he decides, his obsession remains the inexplicable existence of Mike Finnegan, the diminutive devil who flits in and out of both men's lives, knowing things he shouldn't, seemingly immortal.

Three men: earnest law-enforcer, inveterate lawbreaker, and the man who pits them against each other-hurtle toward one another in the jaw-dropping conclusion to T. Jefferson Parker's mesmerizing vision of the border. Their climactic showdown brings to a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

April 19 (Friday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm) — Fallbrook’s Writers Read presents T. Jefferson Parker reading from the final novel in his bestselling Charlie Hood series, The Famous and the Dead at Café des Artistes, 103 S. Main, Fallbrook, CA., enter from the rear parking lot.

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064 or visit www.excusemeimwriting.com/writers-read/.

April 19 (Friday) — Mystery author EK Prescott will be reading excerpts from her new book The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares at the Ink Spot! Copies will also be available for purchase.

Also, just as it was popular in the 1920s (the time period of the book) for elite party planners to offer a psychic to guests, a psychic will also be attending and anyone who purchases a signed book copy can also receive a 5 minute reading!

Her new fictional mystery, The Ivy League Chronicles: 9 Squares, is filled with historical facts and events that were very real in New Haven, CT in the 1920’s. The book explores the truths about the ruling class of the United States and gives the reader a sense that there is a lot more to the world than what is actually seen. She brilliantly weaves together the threads of New World Order, metaphysics, witchcraft, conspiracy, and good and evil into this first installment of the Ivy League Chronicles series.

For additional information, contact@sandiegowriters.org.

April 20 (Saturday, 7:30 am to 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host a bus trip to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Tickets for the bus are $75 per person and include transportation to and from the Festival, a continental breakfast, an afternoon snack, and book-related goodies. For more information or to register please call the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347.

Background: The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 150,000 book lovers each year. This year the event will be held on the USC campus. For more information visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

April 20 (Saturday - 6:00 pm) — Richard Louv – We Are Not Robots. Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado – Balboa Park, San Diego. http://www.museumofman.org/we-are-not-robots-richard-louv-reconnecting-o... for details.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 21 (Sunday 2:00 pm) — Bradbury Poems Accompanied by Carol Williams at the Organ, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road- Balboa Park.

For additional information go to www.writeoutloudsd.com or call (619) 297-8953 or email writeoutloudsd@gmail.com.

April 22 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host award-winning author Jess Walters, who will discuss and sign his novel Beautiful Ruins. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 for more details. In order to be signed, Beautiful Ruins must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot-searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.

What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion-along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

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