READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM APRIL 27, 2014

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May 4 (Sunday, 4:00 pm) — The author of The Day the Crayons Quit will be at The Yellow Book Road. Come meet Drew and get a book signed!

Drew has been asked how he got the idea for this book. His answer, "I was brainstorming for book ideas in my studio, I was literally staring at a box of crayons on my desk, and couldn't help but notice how unevenly they were used. Blue and red were nubs, pink was untouched, peach had had it's wrapper torn off... poor little thing. What if they could say anything they wanted to me? What if they could just let me have it? I bet I'd get an earful. And that's when it hit me."

The Yellow Book Road | 2750 Historic Decatur Road | aka Barracks 15 | Liberty Station | San Diego | david@yellowbookroad.com

May 6 (Tuesday, 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm) — San Diego Shakespeare Society “Open Shakespeare Readings" 1st Tuesday of every Month.

Come to the“Open Shakespeare Readings” sponsored by the fantastic San Diego Shakespeare Society. The selection for May is Henry VI, Part 2. This is your chance to perform along with a lively group of Shakespeare enthusiasts. Read a part, or just listen and enjoy.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

May 6 (Tuesday, 10:30 am) — In honor of Dia de los Ninos, Mara Price will be here for our story time. Dia de los Ninos strives to celebrate children, who represent the hopes and dreams of every community. Her bilingual book will be fun for all!

The Yellow Book Road | 2750 Historic Decatur Road | aka Barracks 15 | Liberty Station | San Diego | david@yellowbookroad.com

May 6 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host acclaimed screenwriter Deena Goldstone as she discusses and signs her new book, Tell Me One Thing. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

About the book: In this poignant collection of short stories, Deena Goldstone weaves the separate paths each character treads to reveal the commonalities of love, hope, loss and acceptance. Tell Me One Thing is about the life we can create despite the grief we carry and, sometimes, even because of the grief we have experienced.

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.

May 6 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm) — Children’s author Janet Tashjian, author of the popular My Life series- My Life as a Stuntboy, My Life as a Book, My Life as a Joke and My Life as a Stuntboy, illustrated by her son, Jake Tashjian, will appear at Barnes & Noble Oceanside. Janet will meet her fans, answer questions about her best selling books and sign copies of her books. She is also the author of Einstein the Class Hamster, plus many others.

Barnes & Noble, Oceanside, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside: Contact Lisa Kovach, Community Relations Manager, (760) 529-0270 or crm2153@bn.com for additional information.

May 7 (Wednesday, 6:00 pm) — Mar Jennings will sign his new book, Creating Casual Luxury. Emmy-nominated TV Host, Lifestyle Expert and best-selling author Mar Jennings is known for his signature style: Casual Luxury. He is a master at making it quickly understood and easy to apply with his trademark tips and techniques – "Casual Luxury made simple and sMARt." Mar's inventive and original blueprint for design infuses Mother Nature's colors and textures throughout the home and garden.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; www.upstartcrowtrading.com

May 8 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present the second installment of the exciting new series, Lit & Libations featuring acclaimed author Amy Hatvany at Mission Hills Books & Collectibles, 4054 Goldfinch St., San Diego 92103. This event is ticketed ($15) and open to the public.

About the Event: Are you A Reader Who Loves to Wine? If so, Lit & Libations Adventures are designed especially for you! Enjoy an engaging book discussion, Q&A, and book signing with a fabulous author (the “Lit”), share a glass of wine and light appetizers with fellow reading enthusiasts (the “Libations”), socialize, network with other readers and authors, and see how books can indeed connect people and communities.

Joining us at the event will be a representative from Lifesharing, the non-profit federally-designated organ recovery organization serving this region. Learn more about organ and tissue donation, and find out how you can be a donor.

About the Author: Amy Hatvany is the author of Best Kept Secret, Outside the Lines (a Target book club pick in 2012 and a Costco Pennie’s Pick in 2013), The Language of Sisters, and Heart Like Mine. Her latest novel, Safe With Me, is the stirring portrait of two moms linked by tragedy and a successful organ donation, and who rescue each other in more ways than one.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

May 10 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Halina Duraj, Professor of Creative Writer at USD, will read from The Family Cannon, her new collection of stories at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Halina Duraj brings to her readers an American family, strikingly individual but recognizable to us all – as strange and familiar as home. An escalating neighborhood feud takes an unanticipated turn. A college student visiting Poland learns about drinking, dancing, and some of the more perplexing mysteries of adulthood. A mother opens up about her youth and courtship. A daughter tries to understand her own relationship within the context of what she has been taught about marriage. These tender and generous linked stories illuminate the hidden corners of our family lives and, in doing so, cast beautiful light on the shadows.

“With quiet astonishment, Halina Duraj explores the mysteries of love and madness, offering her readers the secret salvation of story. Between a father’s reinvention of himself, a mother’s perplexing fidelity, and a woman's navigation of the complexities of betrayal, we discover the exquisite pleasures of a world restored and redeemed through Duraj’s luminous gaze, the loving attention and tender playfulness of an extravagantly passionate imagination.”—Melanie Rae Thon, author of The Voice of the River and In This Light.

Halina Duraj’s stories have appeared in The Sun, The Harvard Review, Fiction, Witness, and other journals. She has an MA in creative writing from the University of California, Davis, and a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Utah. In 2012, she was a writer-in-

residence at Hedgebrook, a women’s writing retreat on Whidbey Island, WA. She teaches at the University of San Diego, where she also directs the Lindsay J. Cropper Center for Creative Writing.

May 13 (Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents George Morgan, author of the biography Rocket Girl, preceded by open mic for poetry and prose. At Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at mailto:kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064, or visit www.excusemeimwriting.com/writers-read/.

May 14 (Wednesday, 6:00 to 7:00 pm) — Nelly GnuAnna Dewdney, the celebrated author of the beloved Llama, Llama series will share her new book Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too in the Central Library's Sanford Children's Library. Dewdney’s latest work is written in her familiar catchy rhyme-scheme and will be sure to join the ranks of her picture book classics. Books will be available for purchase through the Library Shop with all proceeds benefiting the San Diego Public Library.

May 15 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Kathi Diamant will sign her new book, Kafka's Last Love. Go, Be, Write presents Kathi Diamant, author of the Geisel Award winning Kafka’s Last Love: The Mystery of Dora Diamant. Kathi talks about how researching her book changed her life, allowing her the opportunity to travel the world. In a literature class in college, at the age of 19, she was presented with a mystery: Was she related to Dora Diamant, the last love of literary genius Franz Kafka, and what happened to Dora after Kafka died in 1924 of tuberculosis? Through the process of research, the writing of the book in various forms (essay, articles, play, screenplay, novel, and finally biography), to the foundation of an ongoing research project at SDSU, to the highs and lows of publication and marketing, Kathi’s experience can help writers at all stages of their work. Her story of persistence and serendipity, of hard work and coincidence is inspiring to all to have a story they feel compelled to write.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

May 16 (Friday, 6:00 pm) — Join us for a reading and signing with Matt de la Pena, author of the young adult novel, The Living. De la Pena is also the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novels, Ball Don't Lie, Mexican WhiteBoy, We Were Here and I Will Save You. He's also the author of the award-winning picture book A Nations Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis (illustrated by Kadir Nelson).

Barnes & Noble, Oceanside, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside: Contact Lisa Kovach, Community Relations Manager, (760) 529-0270 or crm2153@bn.com for additional information.

May 16 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Pulitzer Prize-winner Michael Cunningham, author of The Hours, as he discusses and signs his new book The Snow Queen. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Please call Warwick's Book Department (858) 454-0347 for details. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

About the book: The Snow Queen follows brothers Barrett and Tyler Meeks as they search for the divine and its meaning in their interwoven lives. In the dark sky above New York's Central Park one night, Barrett sees a pale light that seems to him godlike - a vision, although he does not believe in visions. Tyler seeks to express his love for his dying fiancé through music as they face her mortality. Cunningham's subtle, lucid prose carries a profound empathy for his characters and their journeys.

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.

May 17 (Saturday, 10:00 am) — Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., Jolla, Ca: Warwick's will present Theodore Boone & The Thrill of Rights, an interactive theatrical event based on author John Grisham's bestselling series for kids. This is the La Jolla stop on the national tour, with actors from the troup Striking Viking Story Pirates presenting a show with music, sound effects, prizes, skits and games. Book sale and poster signing, too! This event is free and open to the public. Please call Warwick's Book Department (858) 454-0347 for details. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

About the books and show: From the author best known for his legal thrillers, John Grisham's Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. This interactive show, aimed at children 8 and up, follows Theodore Boone, a 13-year-old amateur attorney from the little town of Strattenburg. Now, Theodore is on trial for stealing the Bill of Rights, and he's defending himself! And in this interactive performance, kids learn about the American justice system in a personal way _ the audience is the jury. This is the La Jolla stop on the national bus tour from the educational media group, the Story Pirates.

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.

May 17 (Saturday, 11:00 am) — Get ready for summer adventures with a Dr. Seuss themed storytime featuring the book, Oh, the Places You'll Go! After the read aloud participate in fun activities, treats and more!

Barnes & Noble, Oceanside, 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside: Contact Lisa Kovach, Community Relations Manager, (760) 529-0270 or crm2153@bn.com for additional information.

May 18 (Sunday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm) — The Good Earth / Great Chefs series is proud to host the acclaimed food writer and NY Times restaurant critic, Ruth Reichl, with her debut novel, Delicious! for a book signing at The Chino Farm.

For additional information conatat Adele Irwin www.goodearthgreatchefs.com (619) 889-2271

May 18 (Sunday, 7:00 pm) — Warwick's will host author Ruth Reichl, perennial foodie favorite, past restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times and former editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine, as she signs her new novel, Delicious! This is a Reserved Ticketed event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

About the books: Reichl penned the popular memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples and Garlic and Sapphires and now turns her skilled hand to fiction with the story of young Billie Breslin, who has landed a plum job at the famed New York food magazine, Delicious! But there are mysteries for Billie to solve, including one involving letters from a plucky 12-year-old novice chef to the legendary James Beard. What else lies in the magazine's attic library? Intrigue, romance and heady descriptions of luscious repasts are all in the mix, too.

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.

May 19 (Monday, 12:00 noon) — Adventures by the Book, in partnership with the San Diego State University Osher Institute for Higher Learning, is pleased to present a Moroccan Cuisine and Culture Lunch Adventure featuring award-winning San Diego chef and author, Kitty Morse at the Kous Kous Morocccan Bistro, 3940 Fourth Avenue, San Diego 92103. The event is ticketed ($35) and requires SDSU Osher membership.

About the Event: Join us for a a Kous Kous Moroccan Culture and Cuisine Adventure by the Book featuring award-winning chef and author Kitty Morse. The North African country of Morocco is a land of ethnic diversity and rich culinary and cultural traditions. Award-winning author and chef Kitty Morse knows this all too well, for she was born in this exotic land which has inspired her passion for cooking. As the author of many cookbooks, as well as her most recent memoir, Mint Tea and Minarets, Kitty will draw on her heritage and experiences as a chef and Moroccan tour guide to share some of Morocco’s culinary and cultural treasures, while dining on an authentic Moroccan lunch at Kous Kous Bistro.

About the Author: Kitty Morse is an award-winning San Diego author and chef who has published many cookbooks inspired by her Moroccan heritage. In 2002, she conducted a Culinary Concert on Moroccan culture and cuisine hosted by Julia Child, and from 1983 to 2007, Kitty organized an annual tour to Morocco that included culinary demonstrations in her family home, a Moorish riad south of Casablanca. Her most recent book, Mint Tea and Minarets: A Banquet of Moroccan Memories, is a memoir of her life in Morocco.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

Writers

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

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Classes & Events for Writers Ink: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

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The Literary Vine is looking for 12-15 women writers with strong voices who want to publish their raw, original work. The first edition the Anthology of Short Stories will focus on the themes of Love, Loss and Adventure.

Submissions should be 2000-4000 words. Take risks. Say what you need to say.Cost: $12 (non-refundable) submission fee. Submission Dates are now until April 30.

For additional details, write to: arnifreedman18@gmail.com or corneliafeye@gmail.com.

California Women's Conference: The California Women’s Conference offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next step in business, personal development, health and wellness, or philanthropic endeavors. Featuring widely respected thought leaders, talented entertainers, and a marketplace of ideas, exhibits, networking and panel discussions, the conference is designed to benefit women from all walks of life.

Click here to learn more: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/0405-memoir-club-structuring-your-memoir/

May 4 (Sunday, 10:00 am) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present the next SoCal Author Academy Workshop: Creating Author Events, instructed by Susan McBeth, founder and owner of Adventures by the Book and the SoCal Author Academy at Hera Hub, 8885 Rio San Diego Drive, #237, San Diego. This workshop is ticketed and limited in seats ($109 per person; discounts available for groups and returning students).

About the Event: Have you dreamed of someday having your very own author event? Well, what are you waiting for? Now that your book has been published, it is time to turn your dream into reality by setting up your event(s). This is Part II of a two-part workshop and will include: step-by-step guide to setting up an actual author event; the why’s and how-to’s of press releases; participants will write their own sample press release; distribution lists; all published authors will have the opportunity to follow-through with an actual author event; post-event debriefing; and a 30 minute break for lunch.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

May 7-9 — The 4th annual Nonfiction Writers Conference returns. This event is completely virtual; attendees participate via phone or Skype, with 15 speakers over three days.

Judy Collins has worked with many of the speakers, including Dan Poynter, and know your book project will greatly benefit from their experience and insight.

Speakers include:

- Dan Poynter - Aiming at Potential Readers: Announce Your Book to Those Who Care

- Dan Millman and Sierra Prasada - The Creative Compass for Nonfiction Writers

- Neal Schaffer - Maximize Your Social Media for Authors

- Mike Michalowicz - Treat Your Book Like a Business

- Joan Stewart - Free Killer Strategies and Resources for Book Publicity

- Brian Jud - How to Sell Books to Non-Bookstore Markets

- Jason Ojalvo - How to Produce Your Own Audio Books

- Stephanie Chandler - Build Your Online Book Marketing Plan

- David Newman - How to Host a Wildly Successful Book Launch

- Jason Van Orden - How to Leverage Podcasts and Video for Online Promotion

- Linda Hollander - How to Land Lucrative Corporate Sponsorships

- Judy Carter - Break in to Professional Speaking

- Judith Briles - Get Your Book Written, Published, and Done!

- Amanda L. Barbara - How to Use Crowdfunding to Fund Your Next Book Project

Pull up a seat on your couch and join 15 industry leaders cover how to publish, promote, and profit with nonfiction books!

Register Now at www.bookcoaching.com/nonfiction2014

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May 7 (Wednesday, 6:00 pm) — You're invited to our CRYPTOGRAPHY PARTY: Learn email encryption to protect your sources. There's been a flood of stories (some of them Pulitzer Prize-winning) over the past year about NSA monitoring, giving reporters and whistleblowers particular reason for concern.

San Diego SPJ will team up with local technologists to teach San Diego journalists how to use free privacy and encryption tools. Participants will come away with working knowledge of anonymous web browsing and encrypted communication tools they can immediately put to use.

Space is limited so registration is required. Click here to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bV8g1fGI9W4k8HC6Z_E0docWhE1N-LpGF_OkFkcX1wk/viewform. Participants will receive a confirmation email with more details prior to the event. Training will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

Location: World Resource SimCenter @ 1088 Third Avenue San Diego.

May 15 (Thursday, 6:00 to 9:30 pm) — SDPEN will be holding its bi-monthly meeting at the Health Services Complex at 3851 Rosecrans. St., San Diego.

The speaker for the evening is Catherine Barr, owner of Under The Oaks Indexing. She will be giving a 45 minute overview and crash course on indexing followed by a 45 minute workshop where the attendees will write a miniature index.

If interested in participating please contact Catherine at CABarr@UTOIndexing.com so she can be sure that you have the worksheets you will need.

And bring a highlighter and colored pen—you’re going to work!

May 19 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — At the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writer/Editors Guild the program will be an Open Mic”  reading for members; sign-up for a 3-minute time slot on first-come, first served basis: RthLys@cox.net. BE ready with a title for your reading.

For additional information, go to: www.SDWritersGuild.org.

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Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of www.SDWritersGuild.org Visit the site for additional news and calendar events for both Readers and Writers. Sam now lives in Tijuana, Mexico, and is available for tours.