READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS JAN. 21 - FEB. 4, 2018

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren

"Every man's life ends the same way and it is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguishes one man from another." — Ernest Hemingway

January 20, 2018 (San Diego) – Find the latest literary happenings across our region, from book signings to lectures and writers’ chats. 

CLICK TO SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF BOOK EVENTS

READER

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:

In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.


http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Writers/

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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January 21 (Sunday, 12:00 pm  to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Jerry Holl, author of Downhills Don't Come Free.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/.

January 21 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy brings you the latest in our regular community events showcasing the local talent of more than a dozen authors — in our genres and beyond — who are enthused to share their works with us. We will mingle for a bit, hear a little about each author’s work, and have some tasty refreshments to top off the afternoon. There will be a variety of genres and subjects — ranging from the end of the world to retellings of historical events — from history to mystery to fantasy. These fun gatherings are a great opportunity to meet new people and have a chance to support our local authors. You just might be the first to discover a future bestselling author of our time!

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/LocalAuthors012118

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 22 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Suzanne Jezek-Arriaga to discuss and sign her new book Nourish to Flourish. Wondering what all the talk of the Universe, manifesting, and energy have to do with you?

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/suzanne-arriaga-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/.

January 23 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings sign Zenith. Lindsay Cummings had to give up on going to college when she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and she turned to writing as a coping mechanism. By the time she was 19 her first series, The Murder Complex, was published, and at the age of 20 her second series, The Balance Keepers, came out. Lindsay is not only a New York Times bestselling author but also a freelance editor who loves to rock out on her guitar or go horseback riding in her spare time.      

Sasha Alsberg is a university student of history, BookTuber, painter, and now published author! She was one of the collaborators for Because You Love to Hate Me and co-wrote the new novel, Zenith, with Lindsay Cummings. Zenith features space ships, mercenaries, adventure, and a star-crossed romance you don’t want to miss!

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/sasha-alsberg-and-lindsay-cummings-sign-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 25 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s and the University of San Diego present Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles & Recipient of the California Peace Prize and the 2017 Laetare Medal Barking to the Choir. At the University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre.

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-gregory-boyle-tickets-40920546456

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

January 27 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Supernatural Psychology in San Diego. Dr. Janina Scarlet, a licensed clinical psychologist and a (mad?) scientist, intending to take over the world with geek culture and compassion, is the mastermind behind Superhero Therapy. Superhero Therapy refers to incorporating characters from geek culture. Dr. Scarlet and fellow contributors Dr. Billy San Juan, Travis Adams, and Dr. Paul VanPortfliet have presented their analysis at Comic-Con and other cons, The Mary Sue, on the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast, and more. Works include Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth, Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors, and Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/supernatural-psychology-san-diego

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 28 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program we will be hosting Sandra E. Bonura, author of Light in the Queen's Garden.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sandra-bonura-jason-karp-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

January 28 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — The El Cajon Library (201 E. Douglas Ave.), will host its third LOCAL AUTHOR EXPO. This free event will feature presentations by three local authors followed by a reception where attendees may meet the authors and enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the El Cajon Library.

January 28 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Clive Rosengren and S.W. Lauden sign Hang Time and Velvet on a Tuesday Afternoon.

Join us for an afternoon of Southern California noir, with Clive Rosengren and S.W. Lauden. Clive 's acting career spanned more than forty years, eighteen of them pounding many of the same streets as his fictional sleuth Eddie Collins.

S.W. Lauden is the author of the Greg Salem punk rock P.I. series including Bad Citizen Corporation and Grizzly Season. His Tommy & Shayna Crime Caper novellas include Crosswise and Crossed Bones. He is also the co-host of the Writer Types podcast.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/CliveRosengrenSWLauden012818

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 28 (Sunday, 4:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to have Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald to celebrate the release of Time Shards, with host Lisa Brackmann!  A cataclysm has torn the world’s timeline asunder, creating a patchwork of different time “shards,” and a ragtag group of survivors from across time band together to find the truth about the Event.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/time-shards-book-launch-dana-fredsti-and-david-fitzgerald

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 28 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize nominee Fred Dickey will read from and discuss his new book Stories With Faces: The Tightrope Lives of Next-Door People at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Dickey’s topics of over 30 inspiring or colorful lives include a barrio girl who elevated herself with help of a prize-winning steer at the county fair; a 19th century eccentric who crowned himself emperor of the United States and protector of Mexico; and a good woman who faces life after her husband is convicted of murder.

“Wow. That was an amazing story—beautifully, beautifully told. Took my breath away at the end. Very artfully done. Bravo.” Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post

January 30 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library are hosting author Stephen Most to discuss and sign his new book Stories Make the World. Stephen Most writes plays, books, and documentary screenplays. He has writing credits on four Academy Award “best documentary” nominated films and five Emmy-winning films. His book, River of Renewal: Myth and History in the Klamath Basin (2006) was made into a film that won a "best documentary" award at the American Indian Film Festival. Stories Make the World is his fourth book. He resides in Berkeley, California.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/stephen-most-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

January 30 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Melanie Benjamin to discuss and sign her new book The Girls in the Picture. Melanie Benjamin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue, The Aviator’s Wife, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb, and Alice I Have Been. Benjamin lives in Chicago, where she is at work on her next historical novel.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/melanie-benjamin-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

January 31 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library are excited to host our next LA JOLLA READS meeting. La Jolla Reads will be a bookclub type discussion of the critically acclaimed book Being Mortal.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/la-jolla-reads-jan-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

February 3 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Sinless is the debut novel from screenwriter Sarah Tarkoff (The CW's Arrow). Sarah's on-line bio states in part: "I love big sci-fi worlds, grounded relationship stories, and anything that combines the two.  Fun personal facts: My cat is named Maya Angelou, and though she was once feral, I've slowly Stockholm Syndromed her into loving me.  I'd never seen an avocado that hadn't been guacamole'd until I was 18.  I'm about 55% confident we're living in the Matrix, but I'm open to exploring other worldviews." 

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/SarahTarkoff020318

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 4 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Michelle A. Carter, author of From Under the Russian Snow, Cherie Kephart, author of A Few Minor Adjustments, Anna-Marie Abell, author of Holy Crap! The World is Ending and Carla King, author of American Borders.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, For additional information, go to http://www.warwicks.com/

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink.

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January 20 (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) — PARTNERS IN CRIME, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes multiple award-winning bestselling San Diego County-based crime writer T. Jefferson Parker as our speaker at Mysterious Galaxy. The event will be co-resented by SinC San Diego and the Southern California Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America (SoCalMWA).

Additional Information: http://www.socalmwa.com/

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

January 22 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild with speaker Paula Margulies. Paula is an author and the owner of Paula Margulies Communications, a public relations firm for authors and artists. She has received numerous awards for her fiction and nonfiction, including her book publicity handbook, The Tao of Book Publicity: A Beginner’s Guide to Book Promotion, her debut novel, Coyote Heart, her historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One, and her short story collection, Face Value: Collected Stories. Margulies is a contributor to Author Magazine, the San Diego Examiner, and The Feisty Writer and has been awarded artist residencies at Caldera, Red Cinder Artist Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Centrum. Margulies resides in San Diego, California.

For location and more information, please visit https://sdwritersguild.org/

January 27 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m.) — Publishers & Writers of San Diego presents Marketing Basics for Authors. Guest speaker Anna-Marie Abell, an 18-year veteran of marketing, at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024. The meeting is open to the public and cost is $20.00 or $10.00 for Members. More information is available at http://publisherswriters.org/ or by contacting Karla@publisherswriters.org.

February 4 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) — THE WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 PM. And join the free message board online: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

February 5 (Monday, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.) — SDSU lecture on the 1st Amendment, journalism and PR. Join San Diego State University’s School of Journalism & Media Studies for its inaugural Allen H. Center Distinguished Lecture. The first lecture will be given by Professor Emeritus Dr. Glen Broom. He will talk about the present state of the First Amendment, journalism and public relations.

Please RSVP to receive further details including parking and lecture location on campus. There will be refreshments and the opportunity to network with attendees after the lecture.

WALKING TOURS OF TIJUANA

The editor of this calendar, who lives in Tijuana, is available for tours of the area at very reasonable rates (mostly for the fun of it). He is the author of Having Fun in Tijuana and Baja by Night (out of print). He has also written a 16-page booklet, Walking Tours of Tijuana. Website: http://bookwarren.com.

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The READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR of literary events is published weekly in East County Magazine at the following URL:http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with Month, Date, (Weekday, Event Time) first. Deadline is Friday midnight. Send us your address if you wish to receive a copy of this weekly eZine. — Sam Warren, column editor