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April 7 (Sunday 2:00 pm) — Bradbury Poems Accompanied by Carol Williams at the Organ, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road- Balboa Park.
April 9 –Tuesday - 6:30 pm) — Which Book Would You Save From the Flames. Read or Recite an excerpt from your favorite book. Kensington Branch Library, 4121 Adams Avenue, San Diego.
April 10 (Wednesday - 6:30 pm) — Experts Discuss Bradbury. Arthur Salm, Charles Harrington-Elster, Stephen Potts, Vinge Vendor at Mission Valley Branch Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway, San Diego.
April 11 (Thursday - 7:00 pm) — South Park Reads Fahrenheit 451 – A Community Read. We’ll all read Part II – The Sieve and the Sand. The Grove, 3010 Juniper Street, San Diego.
April 13 (Saturday - 11:00 pam) — Meet Writer George Clayton Johnson author of Screening of Icarus Montgolfier Wright & More. Mira Mesa Branch Library 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego.
April 13 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad Library for a Chinese Tea Adventure with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See, together with Qigong master and renowned health educator and author Kenneth Cohen at the Carlsbad (Dove) Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad 92011. This is a free event (although spaces are limited, so tickets are required and will be distributed while supplies last at the library beginning at 12:00 noon on the day of the event). Event includes a Chinese tea tasting, demonstration, and author presentation by Kenneth Cohen at 1:00pm followed by an author presentation and Q&A by Lisa See at 2:00pm. Book signing to follow.
About the Authors: Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy, frequently draws upon her own family’s Chinese heritage to create her enormously popular works of Chinese historical fiction. Kenneth Cohen is a renowned practitioner of indigenous medicine. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books The Way of Qigong: The Art and Science of Chinese Energy Healing and Honoring the Medicine: The Essential Guide to Native American Healing. Ken speaks and reads the Chinese language, and his academic training includes graduate study of Taoism and theology.
July 13 (Saturday) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Chinatown (Los Angeles) Adventure by the Book day trip with New York Times bestselling author Lisa See inspired by her first book, On Gold Mountain (1995). The book traces the journey of Lisa’s great-grandfather, Fong See, who overcame obstacles at every step to become the patriarch of a sprawling family and the 100-year old godfather of L.A.’s Chinatown. This is a ticketed event ($129.00 per person) which includes round-trip transportation, a private tour guide, an authentic dim sum lunch, an autographed copy of On Gold Mountain, and the unique opportunity to tour Chinatown with Lisa. Tour is limited to 20 participants.
About the Author and Book: The tour will explore the history of the City of Angels’ most interesting and authentic ethnic neighborhood as seen through the eyes of the author whose ancestors were integral in the founding of Chinatown. We will visit the See’s antique store—still in business–where Lisa spent much of her childhood listening to her grandmother tell stories that would eventually provide the inspiration for her bestselling books, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy. Following the tour, an authentic dim sum lunch with Lisa will be waiting for us at the Empress Pavilion Restaurant. After lunch, we have free time for shopping (Lisa will provide us with some insider’s tips) before heading back to San Diego.
For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at email@example.com.
April 14 (Sundays 2:00 pm) — Bradbury Poems Accompanied by Carol Williams at the Organ, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Pan American Road- Balboa Park.
April 14 (Sunday - 3:00 pm) — SD Writers Ink Discusses Fahrenheit 451. Inspirations Gallery, 2730 Historic Decatur Road – Barracks 16 #204, San Diego.
April 15 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick's will host founder and principal of Book Architecture, Stuart Horwitz as he leads The First Draft is the Easy Part: Revision Demystified, a Writing Workshop. The cost of the workshop is $16.00 and includes a copy of Horwitz's book Blueprint Your Bestseller, writing materials, and specialty items provided by the author. To register, please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 . Deadline for registration is Wednesday, April 10th.
Background: The First Draft is the Easy Part will introduce key concepts from the Book Architecture Method, a 22 step process that has helped bestselling writers transform their messy manuscripts into polished books, signing with top literary agencies and sealing deals with coveted publishing houses.
In-store exercises will alternate with an engaging presentation that will provide not only entertainment value but also examples of the Book Architecture Method in action. There will be ample opportunity for questions throughout the evening.
The First Draft is the Easy Part assumes nothing of an attendee's previous knowledge of writing technique, nor how much of their manuscript is complete, nor what genre they aspire to work in. Accomplished and aspiring writers alike will discover new ways to approach the creation of a compelling narrative at the frequently overlooked macro level.
About the Presenter: Stuart Horwitz is the founder and principal of Book Architecture, a firm of independent editors based in Providence and Boston (www.BookArchitecture.com). Book Architecture's clients have reached the best-seller list in both fiction and non-fiction, and have appeared on Oprah!, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, and in the most prestigious journals in their respective fields.
Now, Horwitz has mapped out the same system that has helped writers tackle rather than tinker with their manuscripts in his new book Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript with The Book Architecture Method, named one of 2013's best books about writing by The Writer magazine.
Horwitz holds degrees in Literary Aesthetics from New York University and East Asian Studies from Harvard University. He is an award-winning poet and essayist who has taught writing at Grub Street of Boston and Brown University. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife and two daughters.
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 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.
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