READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 9-17

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February 9 (Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.) — Join Nature Adventures! author Linda Gallo Hawleyat the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center for a presentation titled Wonderful, Watchful Woodrats!

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

February 9 (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) — PARTNERS IN CRIME, the San Diego chapter of the national organization Sisters in Crime, welcomes former San Diego city policewoman Sylvia Bate-Swall as speaker at our next meeting. Bate-Swall was among the first group of women hired to serve as "policewomen" in 1953.

For our Readers Roundtable which returns this month, we're asking readers, members, and guests to be prepared to spend a minute talking about books they're reading and recommending to others.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 9 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) — Renowned poet Quincy Troupe will read from his new books Ghost Voices: A Poem in Prayer, and Seduction: New Poems, 2013-2018 at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

He is the author of nine volumes of poetry, three children's books; and the author, coauthor, or editor of six nonfiction works. He collaborated with Miles Davis on his autobiography and with Chris Gardner on The Pursuit of Happyness, which spent more than forty weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and was made into a major motion picture starring Will Smith.

 

February 10 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Lisa Castagnola, author of I Love You More Than the Universe.

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

 

February 10 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Donna Masotto, author of The Consigliere.

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

 

February 11 (Monday 6:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with renowned chef Isabel Cruz for our new Cooking at the Cantina Adventures series. The second part of this series, Special Occasion Cooking, is at Isabel’s Cantina, 966 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109. This event is ticketed ($60 per hands on cooking class or $150 for three class package) and is open to the public.

 

About the Author and Book: Isabel Cruz is Popular San Diego chef and author Isabel Cruz brings her culinary Latin heritage front and center, adding to it the Asian influence she absorbed while growing up in Los Angeles. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of West Coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love.

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

 

February 12 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Debut novelist Johannes Lichtman will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign his new novel, Such Good Work. Jonas Anderson wants a fresh start. He’s made plenty of bad decisions in his life, and at age twenty-eight he’s been fired from yet another teaching position after assigning homework like, Visit a stranger’s funeral and write about it. But, he’s sure a move to Sweden will make a difference.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

February 12 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Dr. Mariza Snyder will discuss and sign her new book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution: Reclaim Your Energy and Focus and Lose Weight Naturally. Dr. Mariza Snyder is the author of six previous books, including the bestselling The DASH Diet Cookbook and The Smart Mom's Guide to Essential Oils.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/mariza-snyder-2019

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

 

February 12 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Women in Aviation International (WAI) San Diego chapter welcomes retired commercial pilot and author Robin (R.D.) Kardon as a guest speaker for their first chapter meeting of 2019. Robin will be presenting her newly released novel Flygirl, which tells the story of one female pilot’s struggle with discrimination in the 1990s male-dominated aviation industry.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Kardon-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 13 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Join Robin LaFevers and Mary E. Pearson in conversation, discussing fierce female warriors. Robin, “a hopeless romantic with a fascination for sacred rituals” as her website bio states, is the author of the His Fair Assassin series. Courting Darkness is the start of her newest young adult historical fantasy duology and set in the same world as her previous works.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/LaFevers-Pearson-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 13 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Elizabeth Letts will discuss and sign her new book, Finding Dorothy. Letts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse, which won the 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award for research nonfiction, as well as two previous novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning. She is a former certified nurse-midwife.

Additional information: https://www.warwicks.com/event/elizabeth-letts-2019

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

 

February 14 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — The February meeting of The CATAPULT BOOK CLUB will be discussing Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday – named one of the New York Times' 10 Books of 2018.

"...a novel of deceptive lightness and a sort of melancholy joy. Lisa Halliday writes with tender laugh-aloud wit, but under her formidable, reckoning gaze a world of compelling characters emerges.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

February 16 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) — Pulitzer Prize poet Rae Armantrout will read from her new book Wobble on Saturday at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Armantrout's short-lined poems are often concerned with dismantling conventions of memory, pop culture, science, and mothering, and these unsparing interrogations are often streaked with wit.

 

February 16 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m.) — Gregg Hurwitz is the author of over twenty thriller novels, as well a New York Times bestselling comic book writer. He has also either written or sold spec scripts to major studios, published many academic pieces on Shakespeare, and has both taught and lectured at universities. Gregg’s fourth installment in the Orphan X series, Out of the Dark, sees the return of Evan Smoak. After his mentor and father figure is murdered, Evan is resolved to use the Orphan X program against the man who began it all, the same man who just became the President of the United States.

Additional information: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Hurwitz-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 16 (Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) — Join Jon Rebman, co-author of the Baja California Plant Field Guide, 3rd edition, for a lecture at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. This lecture is part of Anza-Borrego Desert Natural Lecture Series.

Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

Sunday, February 17 (11:30 a.m.) — COFFEE WITH THE CATAPULT. Discoverability is what The Book Catapult is all about – helping you find those great reads that you might not find shopping a big box store or while at the mercy of a large website's algorithm.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

February 17 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program they will be hosting Susan Hannifin-MacNab, author of A to Z Healing Toolbox.

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

 

February 17 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Sarina Dahlan, author of Shadow Play: Ten Tales from the In-between.

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

 

February 19 (7:30 p.m.) — Marlene Wagman-Geller will discuss and sign her new book, Great Second Acts: In Praise of Older Women. Currently she teaches high school English in National City.

Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of women of a certain age who have excelled, inspired and achieved.

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/marlene-wagman-geller-2019

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

 

February 20 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses Night Film by Marisha Pessl. The Book Discussion Group is a book club that reads a little bit of everything.

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/BDG-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 21 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present Marlon James discussing and signing Black Leopard, Red Wolf at University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego.

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/marlon-james-2019

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

 

February 21 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Charlie Jane Anders signs The City in the Middle of the Night. A founding editor of io9.com and the organizer for the monthly Writers With Drinks reading series, Charlie Jane Anders has had much success with her novel All the Birds in the Sky, which has won awards such as the Nebula, Locus, and Crawford. Her latest work, The City in the Middle of the Night, takes place on a planet half consumed by frozen darkness, the other by eternal blazing sunshine.

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Anders-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 21 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Joe Yogerst will discuss and sign his new book, Nemesis: A Novel of Old California. Yogerst has worked as a writer, editor and photographer on four continents, and his articles on travel, business, culture and sports have appeared in many leading publications.

Forget Deadwood, Dodge, and Tombstone – the biggest, baddest boomtown of the 1880s was San Diego, California. The attraction wasn't gold or silver, but cheap land: the promise of an oceanfront paradise where it never snows and rarely rains, and the too-good-to-be-true deals offered by local real estate merchants.

Additional information at https://www.warwicks.com/event/joe-yogerst-2019

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

 

February 22 (Friday, 7:00–8:30 p.m.) — ABDNHA Desert Lecture Series: Join Jon Rebman, co-author of the Baja California Plant Field Guide, 3rd edition, for a lecture at the Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center. This lecture is part of Anza-Borrego Desert Natural Park.

For additional information: Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

February 22 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB discusses The Disasters by M. K. England.

The Young Adult Book Club has one simple mission, to bring together people who love reading YA in a fun group where we can talk about amazing stories.

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 22 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — POETRY & ART SERIES 2019 presents poet, professor and editor Karla Cordero and multiple award-winning poet Jeff Walt. People’s Choice open mic follows. Hosted by Michael Klam. DJ Gill Sotu will provide music and sound throughout the show.

Karla Cordero is a descendant of the Chichimeca people from northern Mexico. She is a Chicana poet, educator and activist, raised along the borderlands of Calexico, Calif.

This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and time to mingle. Members are free, nonmembers $6 at the door. The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.

Visit us online at http://poetryandartsd.com and http://sandiego-art.org.

 

February 22 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.) — Local debut novelist Robin Kardon will be at The Book Catapult to discuss and sign her novel, Flygirl. Former airline captain R. D. Kardon fictionalized her own experiences as a trailblazing corporate pilot integrating an all-male international corporate aviation department in the 1990s.

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

February 22, 2019 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — Colorado poet Maureen Owen will read from her book Edges of Water; and New York poet Barbara Henning will read from her book Just Like That at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Maureen Owen, former editor and chief of Telephone Magazine and Telephone Book, is the author of eleven books of poetry, most recently Edges of Water from Chax Press.

 

February 23 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) — U.C. Berkeley neuroscientist Prof. David E. Presti will discuss his new book Mind Beyond Brain: Buddhism, Science, and the Paranormal at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Among the most profound questions we confront are the nature of what and who we are as conscious beings, and how the human mind relates to the rest of what we consider reality. For millennia, philosophers, scientists, and religious thinkers have attempted answers, perhaps none more meaningful today than those offered by neuroscience and by Buddhism. The encounter between these two worldviews has spurred ongoing conversations about what science and Buddhism can teach each other about mind and reality.

 

February 23 (Saturday, 1:00–2:00 p.m.) — Nature Adventures! at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center. Join Nature Adventures! author Linda Gallo Hawley at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center for a presentation titled Wonderful, Watchful Woodrats!

For additional information: Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

February 23 (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) — Momo and Andrew Knapp sign Find Momo Across Europe. International Instagram star Momo the Border Collie, and his human photographer, Andrew Knapp, can be found at Mysterious Galaxy at their event for Find Momo Across Europe. Andrew will share a short slideshow of photos and stories of Mom in a vast array of landscapes and locations(some not included in the book).

Additional information at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Momo-02-2019

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

February 24 (Sunday, 2:30 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is please to partner with The Westgate Hotel for our Winter 2019 Literary Tea Adventure with critically acclaimed author, Christopher Castellani at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego. Christopher Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware.

His newest novel, Leading Men, is an expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950’s Italy.

The event is ticketed ($65 per person, all inclusive) and is open to the public.

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

 

February 24 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting Carl Solomon Sr., author of Do Animals Believe in God? and Jacob's Backyard Safari.

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

 

February 24 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program will be hosting Jennifer Franks, author of Crown City by the Sea.

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

 

February 24 (Sunday, 2:00–4:00 p.m.) — HELP! San Diego Lifeguards to the Rescue at ZLAC. Join “HELP!” author and former lifeguard Michael T. Martino for a lecture on the history of the lifeguard services in San Diego at the ZLAC Rowing Club. Wine and cheese will be served.

For additional information: Sunbelt Publications – https://sunbeltpublications.com/event/

 

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS, INK CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & events for San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.

 

February 11 (Monday 6:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with renowned chef Isabel Cruz for our new Cooking at the Cantina Adventures series. The second part of this series, Special Occasion Cooking, is at Isabel’s Cantina, 966 Felspar St, San Diego, CA 92109. This event is ticketed ($60 per hands on cooking class or $150 for three class package) and is open to the public.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND BOOK: Isabel Cruz is Popular San Diego chef and author Isabel Cruz brings her culinary Latin heritage front and center, adding to it the Asian influence she absorbed while growing up in Los Angeles. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of West Coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love.

 

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

 

March 5 (Tuesday, 7:00–9:00 p.m.) — The Book Publishing 1-2-3 class is sponsored by San Diego Writers Ink and presented by Laurie Gibson ($36). Sign up at www.sandiegowriters.org. Walk-ins are also welcome at The Ink Spot (Barracks 16, Ste. 202, Liberty Station, Point Loma)

 

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LINKS

 

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

 

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

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

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