READERS CALENDAR FOR FEBRUARY 27 THRU MARCH 11

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February 28 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Co-editor of Patagonia's The Footprint Chronicles, Vincent Stanley, who will discuss and sign The Responsible Company. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, The Responsible Company must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: The Responsible Company, by Yvon Chouinard, founder and owner of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, co-editor of its Footprint Chronicles, draws on the their 40 years' experience at Patagonia, and knowledge of current efforts by other companies, to articulate the elements of responsible business for our time.

Patagonia, named by Fortune in 2007 as the coolest company on the planet, has earned a reputation as much for its ground-breaking environmental and social practices as for the quality of its clothes. In this exceptionally frank account, Chouinard and Stanley recount how the company and its culture gained the confidence, by step and misstep, to make its work progressively more responsible, and to ultimately share its discoveries with companies as large as Wal-Mart or as small as the corner bakery.

In plain, compelling prose, the authors describe the current impact of manufacturing and commerce on the planet's natural systems and human communities, and how that impact now forces business to change its ways. The Responsible Company shows companies how to reduce the harm they cause, improve the quality of their business, and provide the kind of meaningful work everyone seeks. It concludes with specific, practical steps every business can undertake, as well as advice on what to do, in what order. This is the first book to show companies how to thread their way through economic sea change and slow the drift toward ecological bankruptcy. Its advice is simple but powerful: reduce your environmental footprint (and its skyrocketing cost), make legitimate products that last, reclaim deep knowledge of your business and its supply chain to make the most of opportunities in the years to come, and earn the trust you'll need by treating your workers, customers and communities with respect.

     Warwick's | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

MARCH

March 1 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Amber Benson Signs in San Diego. With the fifth and final installment in the series, The Golden Age of Death, Calliope Reaper, Jones has (sometimes reluctantly) transformed from Death’s Daughter to Death herself. Shortly after assuming her position as CEO of Death, Inc., Calliope was transported to an uncanny realm, leaving friends and family to worry, and the unable-to-die to overrun the Earth. Join us in a celebration of Amber Benson’s vivid imagination – zombie apocalypse accoutrements optional.

     Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747. Amber will also sign in Redondo Beach on February 26.

March 1 (Friday, 6:30 pm) — Poetry & Art Series 2013 features Fiction International with writers Harold Jaffe and San Diego's own Jimmy Jazz. These renowned authors will read with select Fiction International interns from SDSU. This arts and culture event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Doors open at 6:30 pm for treats, refreshments and live music by Nathan Hubbard. Members are free; $5 at the door or guests may bring wine to share and get in free.

Fiction International is an SDSU-affiliated journal dedicated to progressive political ideals and innovative forms of fiction and nonfiction. Edited by Harold Jaffe, Fiction International turns 40 this year.

Harold Jaffe is the author of 20 books, including 13 fiction (or docufiction) collections, five novels and two volumes of essays. He is a professor of creative writing, English and comparative literature at SDSU. His work has been translated into 15 languages, and has appeared in City Lights Review, Paris Review and Best American Stories to name a few.

Jimmy Jazz has read poetry at a bowling alley in Chicago, a punk squat in Phoenix, a clothing store in Los Angeles, The Fringe Festival in New York, and at myriad universities, theaters, coffee shops, galleries, bars and bookstores. He has written five novels and edited the web mag Pirate Enclave since 1999. Since finding unemployment, he has written an exhaustive 500-page memoir/history called The Book of Books. He is celebrating the release of two novels – House of the Unwed Mother and The Cadillac Tramps.

Nathan Hubbard’s music is an amalgam of his work as an improviser, composer and instrument builder.

Following the reading, there will be open mic for writers or painters who would like to share a few pieces of their work. Nathan Hubbard will provide live music. There will be treats and beverages as always. Please contact host Michael Klam with any questions: 619-957-3264 (cell) or 619-236-0011 (museum).

Writers/artists who would like to read on the open mic can sign up ahead of time at mkklam@gmail.com or sign in on the night of the show. Visit us online at http://www.sandiego-art.org.

The next poetry event will be held on March 12th at 7:00 pm.

March 2 (Saturday, 12:00 pm) — Mysterious Galaxy San Diego’s Young Readers Book Group will take part in the annual efforts to build a nation of readers through the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. Now in its 16th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources. We will celebrate by reading and enjoying the pop-up edition of The Lorax, and we will plant and make puff-paint t-shirts. Book club members receive 20% off the current book club selection!

     Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite #302, San Diego, CA 92111 ~ 858-268-4747.

March 5 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host the acclaimed author of Alice I Have Been, Melanie Benjamin, who will discuss and sign her newest novel The Aviator's Wife. This event is free and open to the public, although Reserved Seating is available for purchase. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858-454-0347 for details. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Background: In the spirit of Loving Frank and The Paris Wife, acclaimed novelist Melanie Benjamin pulls back the curtain on the marriage of one of America's most extraordinary couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

For much of her life, Anne Morrow, the shy daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Mexico, has stood in the shadows of those around her, including her millionaire father and vibrant older sister, who often steals the spotlight. Then Anne, a college senior with hidden literary aspirations, travels to Mexico City to spend Christmas with her family. There she meets Colonel Charles Lindbergh, fresh off his celebrated 1927 solo flight across the Atlantic. Enthralled by Charles's assurance and fame, Anne is certain the celebrated aviator has scarcely noticed her. But she is wrong.

Charles sees in Anne a kindred spirit, a fellow adventurer, and her world will be changed forever. The two marry in a headline-making wedding. Hounded by adoring crowds and hunted by an insatiable press, Charles shields himself and his new bride from prying eyes, leaving Anne to feel her life falling back into the shadows. In the years that follow, despite her own major achievements-she becomes the first licensed female glider pilot in the United States-Anne is viewed merely as the aviator's wife. The fairy-tale life she once longed for will bring heartbreak and hardships, ultimately pushing her to reconcile her need for love and her desire for independence, and to embrace, at last, life's infinite possibilities for change and happiness.

Drawing on the rich history of the twentieth century-from the late twenties to the mid-sixties-and featuring cameos from such notable characters as Joseph Kennedy and Amelia Earhart, The Aviator's Wife is a vividly imagined novel of a complicated marriage-revealing both its dizzying highs and its devastating lows. With stunning power and grace, Melanie Benjamin provides new insight into what made this remarkable relationship endure.

     Warwick's | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

March 6 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Navy SEAL and star of Act of Valor, Rorke Denver who will discuss and sign his book Damn Few: Making the Modern SEAL Warrior. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, Damn Few must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: Rorke Denver trains the men who become Navy SEALs – the most creative problem solvers on the modern battlefield, ideal warriors for the kinds of wars America is fighting now. With his years of action-packed mission experience and a top training role, Lieutenant Commander Denver understands exactly how tomorrow's soldiers are recruited, sculpted, motivated, and deployed.

Now, Denver takes you inside his personal story and the fascinating, demanding SEAL training program he now oversees. He recounts his experience evolving from a young SEAL hopeful pushing his way through Hell Week, into a warrior engaging in dangerous stealth missions across the globe, and finally into a lieutenant commander directing the indoctrination, requalification programs, and the "Hero or Zero" missions his SEALs undertake.

From his own SEAL training and missions overseas, Denver details how the SEALs' creative operations became front and center in America's War on Terror--and how they are altering warfare everywhere. In fourteen years as a SEAL officer, Rorke Denver tangled with drug lords in Latin America, stood up to violent mobs in Liberia, and battled terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Leading 200 commando missions, he earned the Bronze Star with V for valor. He has also served as flag aide to the admiral in charge and spent the past four years as executive officer of the Navy Special Warfare Center's Advanced Training Command in Coronado, California, directing all phases of the basic and advanced training that prepare men for war in SEAL teams. He recently starred in the film Act of Valor.

     Warwick's | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

March 6 (Wednesday, 6:00pm,) — Adventures by the Book, in partnership with the University Heights Branch library, presents a How to Eat a Small Country Library Adventure with Season 3 Food Network winner and author Amy Finley, together with Susan McBeth, founder and owner of Adventures by the Book at the University Heights Branch Library, 4193 Park Blvd., San Diego 92103. This is a free event, open to the public, and includes a short video presentation, and book signing.

About the Event: The University Heights Branch Library is pleased to present an evening with Amy Finley and Susan McBeth. Amy, a Paris-trained chef, won the third season of the hit show “The Next Food Network Star” after sending in an audition tape on a whim and unbeknownst to her husband. After the win, she hosted “The Gourmet Next Door” before giving it all up to salvage her marriage. How to Eat a Small Country is the endearing memoir of how she moved to France with her family and what she learned as they ate their way around France.

After leaving her job as a bookstore author events coordinator, Susan founded Adventures by the Book with a vision to connect people and communities through books. She and Amy have collaborated to create a Springtime in Paris Adventure by the Book travel opportunity in May 2013. Find out how you can join both of them to see Paris and the surrounding French countryside through the eyes of, and with the assistance of, a host of renowned authors, chefs, photographers, and restauranteurs. Whether you are a first-time traveler to France or a long-time Francophile, we guarantee you have never seen France like this!

     For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com or the University Heights Branch Library at (858) 692-4912.

March 12 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host winner of The Food Network's 2010 Cupcake Wars, Chloe Coscarelli, who will discuss and sign Chloe's Vegan Desserts, as well as judge a bake-off contest. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. In order to participate in the bake-off contestants must sign-up at Warwick's. For more information, please call the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347.

Background: Chloe Coscarelli made her mark by taking the top spot on The Food Network's Cupcake Wars in 2010. Now she is releasing her second cookbook, Chloe's Vegan Desserts: Over 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes - and More! On March 12th at 7:30 pm) — you can have the chance to not only meet Chloe, but to have your own vegan dessert judged by her at our Warwick's Chloe Coscarelli Bake-Off!

Here's how you can participate:

     1. Come by the store between now and March 6th to sign up.

     2. Pick up copies of 2 Chloe recipes: Chocolate Beer Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Buttercream & Beach Cookies.

     3. Put your own spin on one of those recipes while still keeping it vegan.

     4. Bring your samples and join us on March 12th to meet Chloe, get your book signed, and of course for judging! The winner will receive a copy of Chloe's Vegan Desserts. A fun night for bakers, foodies, and sweets lovers!

About the book: Chef Chloe's first all-dessert cookbook, Chloe's Vegan Desserts, will satisfy your sweet tooth from morning to night with more than 100 recipes for cakes and cupcakes, ice cream and doughnuts and pies--oh my! And you just will not believe these delicious dishes are vegan.

You can start the day with New York-Style Crumb Cake, light and zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, luscious Chocolate Babka, or decadent Tiramisu Pancakes (topped with a dollop of cool Coconut Whipped Cream). Here, too, are more than a dozen inventive, innovative, irresistible cupcake recipes, including Chloe's Cupcake Wars' Award-Winning Chocolate Orange Cupcakes with Candied Orange Peel, saffron- and cardamom-spiced Bollywood Cupcakes, and rich and boozy Chocolate Beer Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey Buttercream.

Chloe's got you covered for the holidays with her Easy Apple Pie and Absolutely Perfect Pumpkin Pie, Holiday Trifle, Nuts for Hot Cocoa, and Pumpkin Spice Latte. She re-creates classic desserts and treats from Chocolate Chip Cookies to Classic Creme Brulee, and veganizes store-bought favorites with her Oreo-style Chloe O's, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Animal Cookies, and Black-and-White Cookies – which are better (and healthier) than what you'll find at the grocery store. Chloe also serves up brand-new triumphs like her dreamy Lemon Olive-Oil Cake, Rosemary Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce, Coconut Cream Pie, Chocolate Cream Pie, Coconut Sorbet with Cashew Brittle, and good-to-the-last-drop milkshakes. Who can possibly resist?

Go ahead and lick that spoon – there are no worries when you bake vegan! With gorgeous color photography, clever tips, and a comprehensive section on vegan baking basics to get you started, Chloe's Vegan Desserts will be your new vegan dessert bible.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com or the University Heights Branch Library at (858) 692-4912.

March 12 (Tuesday) — Jewish Poets - Jewish Voices will continue in the Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 and will feature Aimee Greenberg, Heidi Lerner, and Jane Friedman. These programs of poetry readings are open to the public at no charge.

The three featured authors will read their works during the first hour. This will be followed by a half hour of open mike during which members of the audience are invited to read individual poems. There will a sign-up sheet in the library as people enter.

     Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to the JCC Library at (858) 362-1150.

March 13 (Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 pm) — Fallbrook’s Writers Read presents a celebration of the release of the seventh “San Diego Poetry Annual.” 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/

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