READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM JANUARY 4, 2015

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Readers

January 5 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Publishers Weekly’s review of Genesis Code by Jamie Metzel notes: “Metzl, a former member of the U.S. National Security Council, offers up a tense vision of the near future with this science fiction thriller…Metzl enhances it with a philosophical protagonist, scientific plausibility, and a keen sense of mood.” This futuristic thriller offers a frightening look at a new kind of superpower race—of humans. As women unknowingly impregnated with genetically enhanced embryos are murdered, Rich Azadian, a historically-burdened Armenian-American reporter for the Kansas City Star, begins the fight of his life, under growing danger, to try to figure out who is killing these women and why, and whether any others like them may still be alive.

Jamie is the author of a history of the Cambodian genocide and the novel The Depths of the Sea, both published by St. Martin’s Press. His novel Genesis Code, dealing with issues of human genetic enhancement in the context of a future US-China rivalry, will be published by Arcade in November 2014.

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

January 6 Tuesday, 5:00 pm)Longtime friends and co-authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner return to their Starbound universe science fiction romance trilogy with This Shattered World. Corporate captain Jubilee “Lee” Chase has a personal as well as professional dedication to crushing the rebellious colonists of planet Avon before outright war breaks out again after a decade. Rebel Flynn Cormac, driven by the loss of his sister to the corporation’s tactics, takes “Lee” prisoner, seeking vital information about a secret facility. When they question the war as a whole, they place themselves in conflict with former allies on both sides. With its fully developed worlds and complex characters, Amie and Meagan’s series will appeal to young adult and adult SF readers.

For additional information about book go to: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/Annie-Kaufman-Meagan-Spooner-Sign-SD-010615.

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

January 6 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm)Author Amber Benson launches her new contemporary fantasy tales of the bonds among women and a complex network of witches with The Witches of Echo Park. Elyse MacAllister inherits her great-aunt’s Los Angeles estate, and her place in the local coven, part of an international community of magic-wielders whose efforts keep all of the world’s inhabitants from harm. But powerful adversaries are on the attack, and if the witches lose their battle, the balance of the whole world may be the price.

For additional information about the book go to: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/Amber-Benson-SIgns-SD-010615.

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

January 6 (Tuesday, 6:45 to 8:30 pm)Shakespeare Readings presented by the San Diego Shakespeare Society on the 1st Tuesday of the Month: Mercutio King of Cats, an original play written and directed by Christopher R.

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

January 9, (Friday, 6:30 pm) — San Diego performance artists Chris Mosher, Shannon Perkins and musician Nathan Hubbard will present spoken word and music.  People’s Choice Poem Awards follow the performances.  This interactive arts and culture experience will include wine, snacks and plenty of time to mingle.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, nonmembers are $5 at the door, or bring wine to share and get in free.  The event takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park.

The People’s Choice Poem Performance Award – All participants read/perform one poem under three minutes long. Audience members choose (by secret ballot) their favorite poem based on content and performance. Props, artwork, singing, music, dancing, all accompaniment is allowed and anything goes. Top poem performances (the poems that receive the most votes) win $50. Audience members will be encouraged to hoot for their favorites and try to influence the rest of the audience.

Writers/artists who would like to participate in the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards can get their names in the hat ahead of time at mkklam@gmail.com or sign in on the night of the show.

There will be goodies and wine as always. Bring beverages or snacks/ desserts/ dishes to share and get in free. Please contact host Michael Klam with any questions: 619-957-3264 (cell) or 619-236-0011 (museum). Visit us online at http://sandiego-art.org. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/427643024044063.

January 10 (Saturday, 10:00 am)Local Author Roger Conlee will be signing his new novel Dare the Devil at the Casa de Oro Library, 9805 Campo Road, Spring Valley.

Roger’s latest historical novel paints a compelling picture of the violent turf wars waged by Los Angeles. For additional information, go to http://www.RogerLConlee.com.

January 10 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)Author Alan Russell talks about his book, Guradians of the Night.

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

January 13 (Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents author Jim Ruland at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.comor 760-522-1064, or visit http://excusemeimwriting.com/writers-read/.

January 13 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm)Jewish Poets - Jewish Voices will continue in the Astor Judaica Library for the seventh year in the Astor Judaica Library at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) in La Jolla. 

The three featured poets will read their works during the first hour.   This will be followed by a half hour of open mic during which members of the audience are invited to read individual poems.  Bring your poetry to read to sing, or just listen and enjoy.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the library as people enter.

Following the readings, there will be an opportunity to socialize over light refreshments. These programs of poetry readings are open to the public at no charge. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to the JCC Library at (858) 362-1150.

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 13 (Tuesday, 12:00 pm)Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Lisa McCann presents her latest book, Island of Shipwrecks, the fifth installment of the Unwanteds series. Please check website for further details. Lisa is the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy, Cryer's Cross, Dead to You, the Visions series, and the middle grade dystopian fantasy series The Unwanteds. This event is free and open to the public. 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.

A risky decision endangers both Artime "and" Quill in book five of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.

Alex and his friends from Artime are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they're not alone... Back in Quill, Aaron's power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artime--a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artime "and" Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.

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 14 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm)Warwick's is hosting Michael P. Rich who will present his historic book Images of America: San Diego Harbor Police. Curated from the personal archives of early harbor police officers and the San Diego Unified Port District, author Michael P. Rich brings together beautiful photographs with personal stories and historical facts to showcase the captivating history of the San Diego Harbor Police Department. Sergeant Rich uses these stories and photographs to tell, for the first time, the complete history of the San Diego Harbor Police. This event is free and open to the public. 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 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 |

 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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January 7 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)How to Get Published Workshop with USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Coburn.

Mira Mesa Barns and Noble, Mira Mesa MarketCenter, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego; (858) 684-3166.

January 16 (Friday)Dave Feldman and Lola Sparrowhawk will teach a four-week class on beginning creative writing, at OASIS at Macy’s Mission.

For additional classes, go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/programs/classes8/.

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and linked to Amazon for sales has been temporally lowered. In addition to appearing in the on line bookstore and this eZine, it will appear in http://EastCountyMagazine.org.




NOW Only $9.95 for over one year

LOCAL BOOK OF THE WEEK: COACHING DAD by Fred Philips. In ‘Coaching Dad,’ readers get to reconsider the contention: “You can never go home again.” Well, perhaps you can go home again, but in another time. To a time before you were born - where you meet the love of your life, learn how to live without 21st century technology, and get to coach you dad's high school basketball team. Part sports fiction, part time travel novel. and part love story, Coaching Dad is all about the strangest father/son bonding story you will ever read.You can buy this book at: http://www.SDLocalAuthorsBookstore.org.

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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.