READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM JANUARY 17, 2014

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Readers

January 1 - February 1Plays by Young Writers at The Old Globe Theatre. Get your tickets now!

January 18 (Sunday, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)As part of their ongoing Weekend with Locals Program Warwick's will be hosting Max & Luther author of True Tails from the Dog Park.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

January 19 (Monday, 7:00 pm)An Evening of Jewish Stories in the Astor Judaica Library at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in La Jolla. Jewish stories come to life in this literary evening. Be transported to eras past and present as tales both familiar and not so common are read. This program is in conjunction with Write Out Loud!

Price: $12.00; JCC Member Price: $10.00. For tickets, please contact the JCC Box Office: (858) 362-1348 or http://tickets.lfjcc.org.

Samuel and Rebecca Astor Judaica Library (upstairs) at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. http://www.sdcjc.org/.

January 20 (Tuesday, 2:30 pm and at 6:00 pm)Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a fun Preserved Lemons & Mint Tea Adventure with award-winning San Diego chef and author Kitty Morsse, as she discusses her memoir, Mint Tea & Minarets at a private venue, the address of which will be provided after registration. This is a ticketed event ($35) and is open to the public.

About the Event: Preserved lemons are an essential condiment in traditional Moroccan cooking. Their distinctive salty, lemon flavor adds zest to tagines, salads, sauces and much more. And their rinds make for stunning display in jars that can be used to grace your kitchen or for a unique gift. And what better way to learn how to make your own preserved lemons than by following the lead of Moroccan born Morse. Event includes food tasting, mint tea, preserved lemon jar ingredient for each participant, together with Q&A, book signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and aromatic setting.

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.

January 20 Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting Dr. Eric Topol who will present his timely and important book The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands. Eric J. Topol, M.D., is a practicing cardiologist, professor of genomics and director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California. The author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine, recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Doctor of the Decade, and in GQ as a "rock star of science," he works on digital innovative technologies to reshape the future of medicine. 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.

In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology – from the Smartphone to machine learning – is poised to democratize medicine.

In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best." Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literally put the lab and the ICU in our pockets. Computers will replace physicians for many diagnostic tasks, and enormous data sets will give us new means to attack conditions that have long been incurable. In spite of these benefits, the path forward will be complicated: some in the medical establishment will resist these changes, and digitized medicine will raise serious issues surrounding privacy. Nevertheless, the result--better, cheaper, and more humane health care for all – will be worth it. The Patient Will See You Now is essential reading for anyone who thinks they deserve better health care. That is, for all of us.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

January 21 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)The New Alchemy Poetry Series presents Poetry Night (3rd Wednesday of the Month) with Featured Poets & Open Mic hosted by Seretta Martin. Guest Poets: Diana Griggs & Nancy Sandweiss.

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

January 22 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Presentation & Book Signing with Local Author Raquel Perez who is the author of Legends of The Californios: Nana's Stories of Our Family Roots.

Perez takes you on a journey through time with three legends, set in a time when California was under Spanish rule and then under the Mexican Flag. Whether it is Carmen's story, the young beauty, daughter of gypsies and hated by the San Diego townspeople, then, under Mexican rule; or Floriana, a Spanish belle with a surprisingly spooky and unfortunate past; or Magdalena and Reyes, a Mestiza and a young Spanish Presidio Soldier with a secret. Come discover their stories.

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

January 25 (Sunday, noon to 2:00 pm)As part of their ongoing Weekend with Locals Program Warwick's will be hosting Matthew Wolf author of Citadel of Fire.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

January 25 (Sunday) — Open Mic Poetry Reading $5 suggested donation. For additional information, go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

January 25 (Sunday, 3:00 pm) — Presentation & Book Signing with Local Author Raquel Perez who is the author of Legends of The Californios: Nana's Stories of Our Family Roots.

Perez takes you on a journey through time with three legends, set in a time when California was under Spanish rule and then under the Mexican Flag. Whether it is Carmen's story, the young beauty, daughter of gypsies and hated by the San Diego townspeople, then, under Mexican rule; or Floriana, a Spanish belle with a surprisingly spooky and unfortunate past; or Magdalena and Reyes, a Mestiza and a young Spanish Presidio Soldier with a secret. Come discover their stories.

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

January 26 (Monday, 6:30 pm)At the every 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, The speaker is Kathi Diamant: The Art of Giving and Receiving Critiques. Kathi Diamant, whom you may remember from watching KPBS, who also writes, teaches writing at SDSU Osher Institute, and has researched world-wide on behalf of The Kafka Project, will be our speaker in January. She will share with members the art of giving and receiving critiques of our work – a crucial skill for any writer. Critiques should not discourage a vulnerable writer; benefit from critiques requires an open mind and heart.

What should a reader look for when reading a work, wanting his/her comments to be helpful to the writer? Realizing what you say as well as how you say it are both important; are there perspectives for the reader and writer to keep in mind? Are there guidelines that might be used in your read and critique group? Perhaps Kathi can be persuaded to also share her work on Kafka’s Last Love, and the travels, research and people around the world she has met while writing the story of Dora Diamant, and adding previously unknown letters and papers to the history of this influential writer. See you Jan. 26th!

A $5 donation from non-members is recommended. For additional information, go to: http://sdwritersguild.org/.

January 28 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting author Jay Stout who will present his epic tale, Hell's Angels: The True Story of the 303rd Bomb Group in World War II. Lt. Col. Jay A. Stout, USMC, retired currently works as a senior aviation analyst for one of the world's preeminent defense corporations. His writing has been read on the floor of the US Senate, and he has been widely hosted as an aviation and military expert on various television and radio news shows, including Fox, NPR, and Al Jazeera. He is the author of several works of military history. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for detai.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

January 29 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting Stewart O'Nan, national bestselling author and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, who will present his biographical novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald, West of Sunset. Stewart O'Nan's novels include Snow Angels, The Speed Queen, A Prayer for the Dying and The Night Country. Granta has named him one of the Twenty Best Young American Novelists. 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.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://www.warwicks.com |

January 30 (Friday, 7:30 to 9 pm)By invitation only, The San Diego Central Library very much looks forward to having you at the Local Author kick-off event happening – an exclusive party just for YOU which includes a keynote speaker, a live band and dessert catering to name a few! Invitations will be sent electronically in the next week or so.

More info such as parking, directions, what to expect, etc. will be sent closer to the event. Just another reminder to add localauthor@sandiego.gov to your contacts as all Local Author correspondence will be sent from that email address. Any questions/comments you have about the exhibit or special event please use that email as well.

January 31 (Saturday, 3:oo pm) — Author Richard Torregrossa (best known for Cary Grant: a Celebration of Style) says he researched and wrote part of his latest book at the San Diego Public Library. A Terminal Life is Torregrossa’s eighth book but his first novel and has already garnered a slew of good reviews. The New York Journal of Books said “the tension and breakneck pace begin on the first page and refuse to relent until the very last.” The work has also been covered in Booklist, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. It features a Special Forces hero returning home after a tour in Afghanistan. Torregrossa will talk about this and his other work at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

January 31 (Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm) Former Antelope Valley Press staff editor and author, Karla Tipton, will appear at Unicorn Books & Gifts to sign copies of her second historical fantasy novel, Dangerous Reflections a time travel mystery involving a modern-day graduate student, who stumbles into a world of magic mirrors, evil wizards, and English alchemy. Dangerous Reflections follows the release of Tipton’s first romantic fantasy, Rings of Passage, a historical time travel novel featuring England’s King Richard III.

Unicorn Books & Gifts is located at 738 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065.

Writers

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

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 January 21 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm)UCSD's New Writing Series is excited to announce an upcoming reading from Peter Middleton. The reading will take place in the Visual Arts Performance Lab (SME 149) at UC San Diego. This event is FREE and open to the public!

For more information and directions: http://literature.ucsd.edu/news-events/new-writing-series/nws-winter2015... or contact Kim Schreiber: kaschrei@ucsd.edu.

January 23-25 (Friday thru Sunday)SDSU Writers Conference: Whether you're a beginning writer or a published professional, the San Diego State University Writers' Conference is for you. Now in its 31st year, this writers' conference is designed to help every writer at every writing level. Learn how to improve your writing skills, develop your marketing awareness, and meet one-on-one with top editors and agents to facilitate the next step in your publishing career.

For additional information go to: http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/wc.

January 26 (Monday, 6:30 pm)At the every 4th Monday meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, Kathy Diamant, author, PBS moderator, and SDSU Osher instructor will discuss Giving and Receiving Critiques. Summer 2015 – Will you be ready for the next Open Mic night?

A $5 donation from non-members is recommended. For additional information, go to: http://sdwritersguild.org/.

January 31 (Saturday)Novel Writing I with T. Greenwood. For additional information, go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

January 31 (Saturday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm)Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD) will hold its monthly meeting at the Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, CA 92011. The topic for the meeting is 16 Secrets of the Bestselling Ebook Authors: Best Practices for Ebook Publishing, presented by Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords.

Anyone interested or involved in writing, editing, publishing, designing, or anything related to books is welcome to attend. Members cost $10, non-members $20. Visit http://www.PublishersWriters.org for more information and to register for the meeting.

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Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of http://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.