READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM JULY 27, 2014

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Readers

July 27 — DC Comics is the creator of a pantheon of massively popular characters including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman and The Green Arrow, as well as superhero teams the Justice League, The Watchmen and the Teen Titans. The DC Comics Spectacular from Wednesday, July 23, to Sunday, July 27, offers fans the opportunity to celebrate DC Comics with fun activities, special giveaways and a 5-day only offer on all DC Comics graphic novels. The DC Comics Spectacular kicks off with Batman Day on July 23, a celebration of the Caped Crusader’s huge influence on pop culture.

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

July 27 — Comic Convention Collectibles: Barnes & Noble has partnered with FUNKO, creator of POP!, the Legacy Collection and ReAction Figure Lines, to offer customers the opportunity to purchase never-before-seen exclusive collectibles that can only be found at this summer’s premier comic convention. Barnes & Noble is thrilled to be able to make convention exclusives more accessible to fans from Thursday, July 24, to Sunday, July 27 at Barnes & Noble Oceanside. In addition, 25 lucky customers per store will receive a FREE Funko POP! TV Collector’s poster with the purchase of any regularly priced POP! collectible.

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

July 27 (Sunday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm) — Black and White Poetry Reading. Number of sessions: 1 night only Members: $5 donation suggested Nonmembers: $5 donation suggested Location: The Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16, Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92106

A poetry reading inspired by the current art show in the Ink Spot and Inspirations galleries. Open reading–participants may read for 2-3 minutes each. For more information, please contact programs@sandiegowriters.org.

July 28 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — At the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writer/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Ingrid Croce and Jim Rock – Hear about the experience of writing as a couple. The venue will feature Ingrid Croce and her husband Jimmy Rogers, co- owners of Croce's Restaurant & Jazz Bar in Bankers hill ( 5th Avenue) who will discuss co-authoring their book, I Got a Name, the biography of Ingrid's former husband the famed late musician Jim Croce. Croce's Restaurant recently moved from the San Diego Gaslamp uptown to Bankers hill in December 2013.

For additional information, go to: www.SDWritersGuild.org.

July 29 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — Best-selling SF author and futurist Tobias Buckell continues his tradition of thrilling and diverse stories, and his exploration of a world transformed by climate change with Hurricane Fever, the second in the Arctic Rising future-thriller series. Hurricane Fever earned praise from Kirkus — “Buckell has written a smart and well-constructed tale that’s filled with excitement and the flavor of the Caribbean isles,” and Publishers Weekly – “The scenes of sailing and spying action move quickly, and the climax, set on a supersized satellite-launching cannon, is one white cat shy of a Bond movie.” Keep your books dry and join us in-store.

Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

July 30 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host award winning author Anthony Doerr, in conversation with "The Book Catapult's Seth Marko," to present and sign "All the Light We Cannot See." This event is free and open to the public, however 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.

About the book: From Anthony Doerr, among America's most highly-decorated short story writers-four O. Henry Prizes, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Story Prize, among others-a masterful novel ten years in the making about World War II, blindness, children, a mythical diamond, the power of radio, Hitler Youth and the Resistance, and the ways, against all odds, we try to be good to one another. Set during World War II, All The Light We Cannot See interweaves the lives of a young, blind French girl, Marie-Laure, and an orphaned German boy, Werner, whose paths collide as they try to survive the physical and emotional destruction of the war. When the book opens, Marie-Laure lives with her father, the lockmaster at the Museum of Natural History, in an apartment in Paris. As the German occupation begins, they flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast-carrying with them what might be the museum's most fabled and valuable diamond-and live with Marie-Laure's great-uncle in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In German, Werner grows up an orphan with his beloved sister Jutta. A fascination with radios turns into a mastery of building and fixing the instruments, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and heinously brutal military academy for Hitler Youth, and then a special assignment to track the Resistance through their radios. Werner travels through the heart of Nazi Germany, to Russia, and finally to France, where his story converges with Marie-Laure's. Throughout the novel Doerr returns to the themes of light and time, nature and war, the courage and frailties of the human heart, to brilliant effect. All The Light We Cannot See is a sweeping, stunningly ambitious and lushly-written novel that will catapult its author's name onto the short-lists of America's greatest novelists.

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 |

July 31 (Thursday, 1:00 pm) — The Where's Waldo scavenger hunt time is running out and ends July 31st with a Waldo party. Begin now at The Yellow Book Road to get your list of businesses in Liberty Station, who are hiding Waldos. It's a fun way to spend time with your child and to learn about Liberty Station. Prizes, fun and a party! PARTY THURSDAY JULY 31 AT 1:00PM Games, snacks, big prizes, and Waldo sightings!

The Yellow Book Road, 2750 Historic Decatur Road No. 101, San Diego. For additional informati0n, go to http://www.yellowbookroad.com/ or call (619) 955-5188.

AUGUST

August 1 (Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm) — Dare I Call It Murder?: A Memoir of Violent Loss by Larry Edwards. Another book event on the calendar at Te Mana Cafe, a friendly place where the motto is "Aloha in a Cup." Larry may even break out his fiddle. .

Also appearing at the event:

David Ward, San Diego Book Awards winner for the memoir Accidental Immigrants.

Douglas Grant, author of two novels: Imaginary Lines and Preemptive.

Location: 4956 Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach (619) 255-9233. For further updates, please visit: http://www.dareicallitmurder.com/news.html

August 1 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf! Barnes & Noble is celebrating Disney’s Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, with “Frozen Friday: Cool Off with Olaf!” a sing-along and Storytime event on Friday, August 1. Barnes & Noble Oceanside invites fans of Olaf, everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman, to a sing-along of Olaf's “In Summer” song, a special Storytime, and crafts and activities such as building a sand castle and making a snow cloud and snowflakes so Olaf can go to the beach. Frozen Friday will thrill fans of all ages and prove to be the coolest summer celebration this year!

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

August 2 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Author Susan Spann returns to the world of sixteenth-century Japan in this thrilling sequel to her debut novel Claws of the Cat. Master ninja Hiro Hattori and Father Matteo, the Jesuit priest Hiro has pledged to protect, are summoned to a shogun’s palace to find the murderer of the shogun’s cousin. Susan uses her deep interest in Asian culture and studies of Mandarin and Japanese to bring medieval Japan to life. Susan lives in northern California with her family where she spends time cooking Asian food, fencing, and knife and shuriken throwing.

Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 2 (Saturday) — Marvel Day: Marvel is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and Barnes & Noble is honoring that milestone with a special Marvel Day at Barnes & Noble featuring fun activities, giveaways and product offerings. With the release of Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, customers will want to explore Barnes & Noble's vast Marvel offerings and will have the chance to win a variety of merchandise including Marvel tote bags and Marvel 75th Anniversary posters.

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

August 2 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Noted author Chris Ahrens will read from and discuss his new novel Twilight in the City of Angels at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

Jose De la Luz Santiago was larger than life for everyone he encountered, including the train that tried to kill him. Though he was left with a deep dent in his forehead, his joyous disposition and a complex faith built around Jose Cuervo Tequila, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the Union Pacific Railroad – his personal trinity – Jose was undaunted by life. Los Angeles was built by him and around him, and Jose fought to keep the spirit of the city alive when “progress” dismantled the red car system and greed wiped out Chavez Ravine.

Chris Ahrens has written bylines for thirty years in every major surfing publication in the world, followed by three popular books on surfing. As Editor of Risen Magazine, he interviewed film and rock stars. He wrote and directed the award-winning documentary D.O.P.E. (Death or Prison Eventually), and co-wrote the memoirs of legendary skateboarder Christian Hosoi.

August 2 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Vermin on the Mount Celebrates 10th Anniversary. Jim Ruland’s irreverent reading series, Vermin on the Mount, will celebrate its 10th anniversary at 3rd Space, 4610 Park Boulevard in University Heights, with a night of readings, revelry and free giveaways.

The reading will feature San Diego readers Lizz Huerta, Justin Hudnall, Marivi Soliven, Hanna Tawater and Nathan Young. Plus, organizer and host will read from his debut novel Forest of Fortune, which is set in San Diego and draw from his experience working in a local Indian casino.

Vermin on the Mount is always free and entry includes a ticket in the world famous Vermin raffle. Tyrus Books publisher Ben LeRoy will be on hand to award the grand prize in the Thunderclap Casino Giveaway: up to two nights in an Indian casino. Winners need not be present to win. Runner-ups will receive books and limited edition t-shirts. Be sure to enter before Aug. 2 at thunderclapcasino.com.

Now in its tenth year, Vermin on the Mount celebrates an eclectic mix of fiction, poetry and true tales that break the mold or are difficult to classify. Novelists and poets take the stage with journalists and bloggers – anyone who can tell their story with wit, humor and style.

The series started in L.A.’s Chinatown in 2004 but when organizer and host Jim Ruland relocated to San Diego he brought Vermin with him. He’s had events at Voz Alta, Sushi and Space 4 Art before teaming up with 3rdSpace in 2012.

For more details visit verminonthemount.com. Or contact Jim Ruland at: verminonthemount@yahoo.com. Don’t be bitten!

August 3 (Sunday) — James Patterson Day: James Patterson has broken just about every record there is for a bestselling author. He is the first author to achieve 10 million eBook sales, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers of any author. Barnes & Noble Oceanside is hosting a James Patterson Day with fun activities, special giveaways and prizes and a special one-day only in-store offer on James Patterson books and audios.

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

August 3 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — NY Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award winning author Nancy Holder and children's book author Henry Herz will be signing at Mysterious Galaxy Books, including a new fantasy anthology, "Beyond the Pale," featuring short stories from the following award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors: Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon), Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn), Heather Brewer (Vladimir Tod series), Jim Butcher (Dresden Files series), Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series), Nancy Holder (Wicked series), Gillian Philip (Rebel Angels series), and Jane Yolen (Owl Moon)

Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747 or contact Henry at http://www.henryherz.com.

August 5 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — NY Times bestselling and Bram Stoker award winning author Nancy Holder and children's book author Henry Herz will be signing their book with includes a new fantasy anthology, Beyond the Pale, featuring short stories from many award-winning and New York Times bestselling authors.

The Yellow Book Road, 2750 Historic Decatur Road No. 101, San Diego. For additional informati0n, go to http://www.yellowbookroad.com/ or call (619) 955-5188.

August 6 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present the next in our Lit & Libations Adventure series featuring New York Times bestselling authors Colleen Hoover and Ryan Winfield at Wine Sellar, 9550 Waples St., San Diego 92121. This event is ticketed ($35) and open to the public.

About the Event: Do you have A Reading Problem You Love to Wine About? If so, Lit & Libations Adventures are designed especially for you! Enjoy an engaging book discussion, Q&A, and book signing with a fabulous author (the “Lit”), share a glass of wine and light appetizers with fellow reading enthusiasts (the “Libations”), socialize, network with other readers and authors, and see how books can indeed connect people and communities.

About the Authors: Colleen Hoover is a multiple New York Times bestselling author who was named in 2012 by the New York Times as a “New Adult Phenomenon.” Her new novel, Ugly Love is an unforgettable and passionate love story.

Ryan Winfield is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including his most recent, Jane’s Melody. Fans of Nicholas Sparks will enjoy meeting Ryan, a wonderful storyteller with rich and dynamically drawn characters and settings.

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

August 8 (Friday) — A is for Art: Calling all aspiring artists. Learn how to create colorful patterns to make your own unique design using Spirograph. Take home your amazing design to share with friends and family.

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

August 8 (Friday, Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:00 pm) — San Diego artist Brenda York and Los Angeles-based author Shawna Kenney will read, discuss and sign books. People’s Choice Poem Awards follow book signings. Artist eyegato will create an installation for the evening. This interactive arts and culture experience will be catered by Evolution. 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.

Shawna Kenney is the author of award-winning memoir, I Was a Teenage Dominatrix (Last Gasp). She is also co-author of Imposters and a new anthology entitled, Book Lovers: Sexy Stories from Under the Covers (Seal Press). Kenney will read from the anthology with select contributors: Chelsey Drysdale (OC), Danielle Bauter (OC) and Laura Roberts (SD). Kenney’s work has appeared in Ms., Bust, Playboy, Creative Nonfiction, Juxtapoz, xojane.com and The Rumpus, among others. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches creative writing in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Abstract figurative artist Brenda York is the author and creator of Big Little Paintings | Short Little Stories She will read from the book and present images on screen. The paintings are rich and vibrant in color; the stories wonderfully twisted. Her characters are strange people painted with a sense of sophistication. The backgrounds of her paintings are typically thick, saturated pigment applied with a palette knife. She then draws back into the paint by writing or etching in symbols and words. Her work is in galleries and collections across the country.

Artist eyegato will install and exhibit some of his latest pieces. A student of Brian Dick who recently returned from a year immersed in San Francisco street art, eyegato’s outlandish, mind-popping work ranges from installation to painting to stencil and line art. 

DJ Gill Sotu will provide music throughout the event. Sotu has opened for Grammy-nominated legend Sheila E, and partnered and performed with the San Diego Symphony. He has been commissioned to create numerous poetry pieces for the United Way of San Diego and performed for TEDx San Diego in December 2013. Sotu has been featured on NBC 7's Art Pulse TV and was named the 2012 & 2013 San Diego RAW Performing Artist of the Year.

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.

August 9 to August 10 Page & Screen Weekend: The Get Pop-Cultured campaign concludes with a celebration of some of the hottest products in pop-culture. The Hobbit, Doctor Who, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner, A Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead are just a few of the great properties that have appeared on both page and screen and this fun-filled weekend celebrates the relationship between books, eBooks, movies and TV shows.

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

August 9 (Saturday) — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Jr. Ninja Training Academy. After numerous adaptations, book series and merchandise spinoffs, America’s favorite “crime fighters on the half shell” are back with the August 8 release of Michael Bay's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. To celebrate, Barnes & Noble Oceanside is hosting a Turtles - Jr. Ninja Training Academy Event with exciting activities and crafts, plus a fun-filled Ninja Training event, where participants will be trained as ninjas and receive a special Jr. Ninja Training Academy certificate. For more information on the timing visit www.bn.com/GetPop-Cultured or ask a bookseller.

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

Writers

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

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July 27 (Sunday, 4:30 to 6:00 pm) — Black and White Poetry Reading. Number of sessions: 1 night only Members: $5 donation suggested Nonmembers: $5 donation suggested Location: The Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Rd. Barracks 16, Suite 202 San Diego, CA 92106

A poetry reading inspired by the current art show in the Ink Spot and Inspirations galleries. Open reading–participants may read for 2-3 minutes each. For more information, please contact programs@sandiegowriters.org.

July 28 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — At the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writer/Editors Guild, the speaker will be Ingrid Croce and Jim Rock – Hear about the experience of writing as a couple. The venue will feature Ingrid Croce and her husband Jimmy Rock, co- owners of Croce's Park West (at 2760 Fifth Avenue) in Bankers Hill who will discuss co-authoring their book, I Got a Name, the biography of Ingrid's former husband the famed late musician Jim Croce. Croce's Restaurant recently moved from the San Diego Gaslamp uptown to Bankers hill in December 2013.

For additional information, go to: www.SDWritersGuild.org.

July 30 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Our summer workshops with the Clarion Instructors draws to a close with the double-bill of spouses and editors Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer. Ann is a Hugo-award winning editor and publisher who contributed not only to a number of esteemed print publications, but is also a consulting fiction editor for Tor.com. Jeff is also an book reviewer and an author – recent projects by the a three-time World Fantasy Award winner include Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction, the world’s first full-color, image-based writing guide, and the first installment in his Southern Reach novel trilogy.

Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 302, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

July 31 (Thursday) — Writers interested in getting their work published have until July 31 to submit their poetry, prose, or flash fiction for publication submission in the San Diego Writers, Ink 8th Anthology. Eligibility is available to residents of San Diego. Members ($35 a year) can submit up to three pieces at no cost. The non-member fee is just $5 per entry.

An Anthology is a compilation of accepted works by authors that have been published before, and others who have never been published. Accepted pieces are featured in a printed publication. Reg E. Gaines, a Tony-nominated writer and Bessie Award winner, is one of the editors of the 8th Anthology and is available for media appearances to talk about the Anthology process. reg e had a brush with fame in New York City with the slam poetry movement. He will be editing the poetry submissions for the Writers, Ink Anthology.

Dean Nelson, the prose editor, is the founder and director of the journalism program at PLNU (Point Loma Nazarene University) who writes occasionally for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Christianity Today, Sojourners and other national publications and has co-written 11 books. For more information about this and other San Diego Writers, Ink’s events go to:

http://www.sandiegowriters.org

August 2 (Saturday, 10:00 am) — The Memoir Club topic is Secrets, Myths and Family Lies Continued. Join them on the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH.

What is it: A fun, interactive read and critique group geared to helping writers complete their memoirs to the best of their ability. The group will focus on Structure for Memoir, a 15 point plotting system designed to assist writers in professionally crafting the tightest and most intriguing story possible. Also covered: Scene Creation, Hot dialogue tools, When and What to Cut, Crafting the hook and Marketing your Memoir. When is it? First Saturday of the month at SD Writers Ink from 10-2 (once a month).

For additional information, go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/0706-the-memoir-club-structuring-your-narrative/

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