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February 10, 2013 (San Diego)--The San Diego Public Library's 47th Annual Local Authors Exhibit: The Library is going to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2013 in the lobby of the Central Library downtown.

February 10 (Sunday, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm) — The Chino Farm and the Good Earth/Great Chefs Series are honored to announce the next chef in the series, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, and her newly released cookbook Japanese Farm Food. This book signing and culinary event will also feature a cooking demonstration and tasting by Chef Singleton Hachisu, using fresh winter vegetables from the Chino Farm, 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe.

This stunning cookbook offers a unique window into life on a Japanese farm through the simple, clear-flavored recipes cooked from family crops and other local organic products.

The event will be held outdoors, rain or shine, and is free to the public. Books can be pre-ordered by e-mail at or call (619) 889-2271

February 13, (Wednesday, 1:30 pm) — Friends of Older Gays Writing Group meets every second Wednesday of the month in the Library of The LBGT Center on Center Street at University Ave. in Hillcrest. Everyone has a story in them, so if you want to learn interesting things about other members, stretch your creativity, or simply scratch that writing itch, we invite you to join us. We like to keep the group small and intimate, but we can always add more sections.

The FOG Writers Group consists of members who explore everything from fiction to poetry and anything in between that causes the composition juices to flow. We have two or three memoirists, a non-fiction writer producing fascinating and thought-provoking general interest essays and articles, and one member who leads us by spooky ink trail into the paranormal, opening up “the other side” of dark mystery. Two members have books in the works, one writes for pleasure and documentation of the past, and another pens subjects of current or historical interest. We encompass published writers, beginners, and those who simply live to write.

February 13, (Wednesday, 4:30 pm) — UCSD's New Writing Series is pleased to announce A Reading from BOB PERELMAN. The reading will take place in the UCSD Visual Arts Facility (VAF) Performance Space. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and directions: Or contact: Kendall Grady at

February 15-18 — The 27th annual Southern California Writers' Conference  in San Diego takes place Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 15-18, 2013. With around $4 million dollars worth of publishing success behind us, as always, our next event is geared to get you where you want to go with your work. Lots of info on the site at:

February 16 (Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) — Publish & Profit with Ebooks 2 half-day workshops. Andrea Glass and Bruce Fischer, owners of The Ebook Academy will present two half-day workshops “Publish & Profit with Ebooks” at Coco’s Restaurant, 407 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas. From 10 am to 2 pm will be Write & Publish and from 1 pm to 5 pm will be Promote & Profit. Both sessions overlap at the networking lunch and will allow participants to discover a proven formula to write and publish ebooks that readers want to buy, as well as the best methods to promote ebooks online and off. Lunch and valuable bonuses are included.

Some of the bonuses are: The 4 M’s to Master Your Money report + 30-min consultation:, Tom Hinton’s 10,000 Days MP3 or ebook:, and Erick Pettersen’s Online Ebook Marketing by SEO Bridges MP3: The Ebook Academy is an online school where you learn to earn with ebooks through live and online courses, ebooks, and retreats. Cost is $79 for either workshop; $139 for both. For more information and registration, visit or contact at 858-350-5235 or

February 20 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm) — UCSD's New Writing Series is pleased to announce a double Reading from ELENI SIKELIANOS & LAIRD HUNT. The reading will take place in the Literature Building, Room 155 (de Certeau Room). This event is free and open to the public. For more information and directions: Or contact: Kendall Grady at


Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,  Contests and Authors Exhibits

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ATTENTION THEATER LOVERS: The webzine is looking for more volunteers to write theater reviews. Of course the tickets are free. Contact Kathy Carpenter at

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