READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR FEB. 2 - 17

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February 3, 2014 (San Diego) - Scroll down for literary events across our region of interest to readers and writers.

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48th Annual Local Authors Exhibit Highlights Talent

The Local Author Exhibit highlights the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers in the San Diego region. This year’s exhibit runs through the entire month of February and features nearly 400 books and 60 eBooks. This is the first time that the exhibit will be hosted in the lobby of the new Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Beginning February 3, also there will be an online gallery of each of the participating authors, along with their photos, brief biographies, and publishing information.

Learn More: http://sandiego.communityguides.com/localauthors

 

February 3 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host integrative medicine practitioner, teacher, and blogger Chris Kresser, who will discuss and sign his book Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, Your Personal Paleo Code must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background (from the publisher): In Your Personal Paleo Code Chris Kresser uses the Paleo diet as a baseline from which you can tailor the ideal three-step program-Reset, Rebuild, Revive-to fit your lifestyle, body type, genetic blueprint, and individual needs. Kresser helps further personalize your prescription for specific health conditions, from heart disease and high blood pressure to thyroid disorders and digestive problems. Along with a 7-day meal plan and delectable, nutritious recipes, Your Personal Paleo Code offers natural solutions and an avalanche of groundbreaking advice on how to restore a healthy gut and immune system; how to eliminate toxins; which fats to eat liberally; how to choose the healthiest proteins; and much more. Best of all, you only have to follow the program 80% of the time; there's room to indulge in moderation while still experiencing dramatic results. Based on cutting-edge scientific research, Your Personal Paleo Code is designed to be flexible and user-friendly, with helpful charts, quizzes, and effective action steps to help you lose weight, reverse disease, and stay fit and healthy for life.

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.

 

February 4 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm) — February is Black History Month. Join us for Storytime and activities featuring Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Kadir Nelson.

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

 

February 4 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host acclaimed novelist Susan Meissner, who will discuss and sign her book A Fall of Marigolds. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed A Fall of Marigolds must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away...

September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries...and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she's made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?

September 2011. On Manhattan's Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers...the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn's eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?

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.

 

February 5 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host syndicated national travel radio host, publisher of frommers.com, and author Pauline Frommer. Ms. Frommer will be conducting a travel presentation addressing such topics as holiday travel survival, trends and top destinations for 2014, and how to make a vacation great at any price range. She will also be signing copies of her book Frommer's EasyGuide to New York City 2014. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, books must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: Pauline Frommer started traveling with her guidebook-writing parents at the age of four months and hasn't stopped since. Her first job in travel was on the website Frommers.com, and eventually she worked her way up to Editor in Chief. Pauline also served as Travel Editor for MSNBC.com for several years, before working with John Wiley and Sons to create the award-winning Pauline Frommer Guidebooks, a 14-book series that won the coveted "Best Guidebook of the Year" title three years in a row from the North American Travel Journalists Association and once from the Society of American Travel Writers)

For four years, Pauline created weekly travel segments for CNN's Headline News and CNN's Pipeline. You may also have seen her talking travel on The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The O'Reilly Factor, NBC Nightly News and ABC World News, Good Morning America, FOX News and every local news station you can name. Her writings have been widely published in everything from Budget Travel Magazine to the Dallas Morning News to Nick, Jr. magazine.

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.

 

February 7 (Friday, 6:00 pm) — Join us for a special Pajamarama Storytime and signing with The Story Queen- Shelley Moore Thomas. The Story Queen will read and perform a puppet show based on her books. You don’t want to miss out on the fun! Don’t forget to wear your pajamas!

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

 

February 8 (Saturday, 11:00 am) — Join us for a Valentine's Day Storytime, featuring the charming picture book Love Monster, plus activities and Valentine's treats.

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

 

February 8 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Poet Kate Gale will read from her new book The Goldilocks Zone; and poet Lisa C. Krueger will read from her new book Talisman at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

“Welcome to Kate Gale’s world. There are glass houses, a glass orchestra, sex on the roof. Kate Gale knows her Bible and plays whatever music she wants on that musical instrument—but her música is always fresh, and it achieves wisdom.”—Ilya Kaminsky, author of Dancing for Odessa

“The clipped jumpy rhythm of these poems with their sudden bursts of syntax prove repeatedly that Kate Gale possesses a poetic tone and pace all her own. She is also refreshingly out of step with today’s poetry of self-absorption, for she is fascinated less by her ego than by the strange variety of the world around us.” —Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate

“Lisa Krueger writes poetry of otherworldly precision. Her tiniest observations resonate with galvanic force. In this collection, rational thought is turned into exquisite music to invent a kind of new language with which to express the human experience. A cane, a broken tail; flat champagne and a safety pin; everything becomes a talisman—magical, ominous, life-changing. There is hardly a line, let alone a poem, in this collection that isn’t surprising, memorable, and important.” —Laura Kasischke

Kate Gale is the managing editor of Red Hen Press; but also teaches in the low-residency MFA program at the University of Nebraska. Kate is author and editor of several books, including Mating Season and Fishers of Men, and her work has been published in a variety of literary journals. As a librettist, she co-authored Paradises Lost with Ursula K. LeGuin and composer Stephen Andrew Taylor. It was performed in part at the New York City Opera in 2006. She has adapted the novels Kindred by Octavia Butler, with composer Billy Childs, and Inner Circle by T.C. Boyle, with composer Daniel Felsenfeld. Rio de Sangre, an original opera, written with composer Don Davis, premiered at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee in 2010. Paradises Lost and Rio de Sangre were both presented by VOX at the New York City Opera in 2006 and 2007. Lisa C. Krueger is a poet and clinical psychologist in Pasadena, California.

February 9 (Sunday, 1:00 pm) — Discover the power of creativity and how, with a little imagination, you can create the most amazing things. Children ages 4 and up are invited to imagine, create and share at this fun and interactive event.

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

February 10 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's in Partnership with La Jolla Playhouse will host Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, who will be discussing his world premiere play The Who & The What, and signing his novel American Dervish. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is Available. Please call Warwick's for details. In order to be signed American Dervish must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: Meet the playwright! Come to Warwick's "green room" where you can have the chance to meet Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. Warwick's, in partnership with La Jolla Playhouse will be hosting Mr. Akhtar as he discusses his world premiere play The Who & The What and signs his novel American Dervish. This is your chance to meet with the award-winning playwright in a fun and intimate setting. Reserved Seating is available. Everyone who purchases a Reserved Seat will receive a promo code for 20% off the cost of The Who & The What at the La Jolla Playhouse. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

As an added bonus, all those in attendance at Warwick's event on February 10th will be entered to win 2 free tickets to The Who & The What. (Must be present at the Ayad Akhtar event in order to win.)

About American Dervish: Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.

Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.

When Mina meets and begins dating a man, Hayat is confused by his feelings of betrayal. His growing passions, both spiritual and romantic, force him to question all that he has come to believe is true. Just as Mina finds happiness, Hayat is compelled to act -- with devastating consequences for all those he loves most.

American Dervish is a brilliantly written, nuanced, and emotionally forceful look inside the interplay of religion and modern life. Ayad Akhtar was raised in the Midwest himself, and through Hayat Shah he shows readers vividly the powerful forces at work on young men and women growing up Muslim in America. This is an intimate, personal first novel that will stay with readers long after they turn the last page.

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.

 

February 10 (Thursday, 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 San Diego Zoo and Endangered Big Cats Adventure featuring award-winning San Diego children’s author and San Diego Zoo Associate Director of Communications Development, Georgeanne Irvine at the San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego. The event is ticketed ($35) and requires SDSU Osher membership.

About the Event: Join Georgeanne Irvine as she discusses how big cats like cheetahs and tigers are endangered in the wild, and shares stories about animal ambassadors at the Zoo-including domestic dogs-that play a role in helping to protect their wild relatives, followed by a visit to some of the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes areas. Event includes discussion led by Georgeanne, behind-the-scenes Zoo experience, Zoo admission, a donation to the San Diego Zoo, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate setting.

About the Author: Georgeanne Irvine is a 35-year employee of the world-famous San Diego Zoo, currently as Associate Director, Development Communications. She frequently leads Zoo wildlife tours around the world and is the author of more than 20 books on animals and wildlife, including Blanca and Arusha, the story of two endangered big cats. George’s career is all about sharing animal stories to raise global awareness about conservation. In her spare time George volunteers her writing and photography skills to various organizations, including the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) and the Australian Koala Foundation.

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

 

February 11 (Tuesday, 6:00 pm) — Meet Cheryl Potter, author of the young reader novel The Broken Circle, the first in the 'Yarns of the Knitting Witches' series.

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

 

February 11 (Tuesday, 1:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book , in partnership with the Tierrasanta Village San Diego (TVSD), is pleased to present a Valentines and Roses Adventure featuring award-winning San Diego author Margaret Dilloway, who will discuss and sign her book, The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns, at 11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego 92124. This is a ticketed event ($40) that is open to the public and includes signed book, flowers, and light refreshments.

About the Event: Finally, a Valentine’s event designed with everyone in mind. Whether you are single, divorced, widowed, in a relationship, or married, this fun afternoon is for all, and men, that includes you! Our Valentine and Roses Adventure begins with Margaret Dilloway, who will discuss and sign her novel. Following her talk, professional events florist Yukiko Woo will offer flower arranging tips so that you can create your own Valentine’s display (flowers and all supplies included), while you enjoy some light refreshments. You will take home a signed book and a small floral arrangement to gift to yourself or to share with a loved one.

About the Book: The Care and Handling of Roses with Thorns is Margaret’s ALA Reading List 2013 winning novel that follows Gal Garner, who lives a regimented life, as her job teaching biology and her struggle with kidney disease keep her toggling between the high school, the hospital, and home on a strict schedule. Her only reprieve is breeding her prized roses. Then one afternoon, Gal’s niece Riley, the daughter of her estranged sister, arrives–unannounced–and their lives will never be the same.

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

 

February 11 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host board-certified urologist and UCSD faculty member Kelly Parsons, who will discuss and sign his book Doing Harm. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed Doing Harm must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: There are many ways to die in a hospital...being sick is only one of them. Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again.

A chilling and compelling thriller that also takes you into the hospital and details the politics and hierarchy among doctors, as well as the life and death decisions that are made by flawed human beings, Kelly Parsons' Doing Harm marks the gripping debut of a major fiction career.

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.

 

February 12 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline as she discusses and signs Orphan Train. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Please call Warwick's for details (858) 454-0347. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Background: Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude?

As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past.

Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship.

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.

 

February 13 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host author Carla Buckley who will discuss and sign her novel The Deepest Secret. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available. Please contact the Warwick's Book Dept. for details (858) 454-0347. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Background: Eve Lattimore's family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world.

Until the night the unthinkable happens. When tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that this family is not the only one on the quiet cul-de-sac that is more complicated than it appears. And as Eve is forced to shield her family from harm, there are some crises she cannot control-and some secrets that not even love can conceal.

Deeply moving and stunningly suspenseful, The Deepest Secret is a novel of rare power-a story about hope and forgiveness, about the terrifying ways our lives can spin out of control and the unexpected sacrifices that may save us.

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.

 

February 14 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Join us for a special Storytime with the coolest cat in town- Pete the Cat! Meet Pete, hear your favorite stories, get your picture taken and participate in fun-filled activities. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas on Friday night.

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

 

Saturday, February 15 (Saturday, 11:00 am) — Join us for a special Storytime with the coolest cat in town- Pete the Cat! Meet Pete, hear your favorite stories, get your picture taken and participate in fun-filled activities. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas on Friday night.

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

 

February 15 (Saturday, 4:00 pm) — Author Judith Hand will read from her book Shift: The Beginning of War, The Ending of War at a book launch celebration. She is the author of Women, Power, and the Biology of Peace, A Future Without War, and several women’s action adventure novels. This new book, Shift, explains using insights from biological, cultural, and political sciences that it is actually possible to end war, in two generations or less. The door of the Women’s Museum will be open to guests at 4:00 pm for networking, set-up, and light refreshments. Dr. Hand will read at 4:30, with book signing to follow.

Women’s History Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego; ( 619) 233-7963

 

Writers

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

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

February 14-17 — The 28th annual Southern California Writers' Conference *San Diego takes place Presidents’ Day Weekend, Feb. 14-17, 2014. With some $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.

http://www.writersconference.com/sd/news-and-announcements.

 

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Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of www.SDWriteWay.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.

 

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TIJUANA TOURS: For attractions and additional information, go to: http://sdwriteway.org/happy_people.html.

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WEB AND GRAPHIC DESIGN: Low cost, bi-lingual design in Tijuana and San Diego for authors books, etc. http://www.Ecolohosting.com.

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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOKSTORE

http://sdwriteway.org/readers_lounge/local_books/index.html

ATTENTION AUTHORS: Have your book featured in the Local Authors Bookstore. Only $19.95. Go to Local Writers Lounge for details.