READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR FROM MAY 25, 2014

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FEATURED LOCAL AUTHOR: Sins of the Fathers by Denise L. Buchanan, Ph.D.c. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Buchanan shares her story of being molested, raped and impregnated by a respected catholic priest at age seventeen. For decades she carried the shame, guilt and fear that burdened and trapped her in cycles of abuse.

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ATTENTION AUTHORS: Have your book featured in the Local Authors Bookstore, and linked to Amazon for sales. Only $19.95 for over one year.

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CALENDAR

May 25 (Sunday, 1:00 to 2:30 pm) — Tom Hom: Rabbit on a Bumpy Road Book Signing Event at The Gaslamp Museum at the William Heath Davis House, 410 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101.

Details: Free lecture, book signing, and reception with VIP introduction by San Diego City Councilman Todd Gloria. A reception with light refreshments will follow the lecture.

For more information about this event, call the Gaslamp Museum at 619-233-4692. Reservations are required http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQp2AD.

May 27 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will present Pulitzer Prize-winning local cartoonist Steve Breen signing his new kid's book, Unicorn Executions - And Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. Along with signing Unicorn Executions, the author is offering Warwick's patrons a signed print of his work with the purchase of a book.

About the book: By day, Steve Breen is the Pulitzer- Prize-winner creating editorial cartoons about health care reform, the Egyptian revolution, the Federal Reserve and other not-so-fun stuff for the San Diego Union Tribune and hundreds of newspapers around the country. By night, Breen reverts to an eager-to-please 12- year- old, creating drawings that make his sons laugh. Those drawings are now offered in his new book, Unicorn Executions and Other Crazy Stuff My Kids Make Me Draw. Breen calls the collection of cartoons a cross-generational bonding story that will have any parent or kid with a slightly sick sense of humor laughing out loud.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQp3AN.

May 28 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm ) — Join us for a fantastic final reading of the quarter featuring DOLORESDORANTES and JEN HOFER! The reading will be held in the SME Performance Space of the Structural Materials Buildingat UCSD La Jolla.

DOLORES DORANTES’ most recent books include Querida fábrica (Práctica Mortal, CONACULTA, 2012) and Estilo (Mano Santa Editores, 2011). Her op-edpieces, criticism and investigative texts have been published in numerous Mexican newspapers, including Diario de Juárez, El Norte and Día Siete.sexoPUROsexoVELOZ and Septiembre, a bilingual edition of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes, translated by Jen Hofer,was co-published in early 2008 by Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions; a new edition with books 1-4 from the series is forthcoming from Kenning Editions. Intervenir, written collaboratively with Rodrigo Flores Sánchez,is forthcoming as Intervene, translated by Jen Hofer. Her work has also been translated into Dutch (by Marioleen Sabarte) and Bengali (by Subhro Bandopadhyay); an English-language version of one of her blog posts was published in the Los Angeles Review of Books (trans. Ben Ehrenreich).Dorantes lived in Ciudad Juárez for 25 years, and currently lives in LosAngeles where she teaches workshops in autobiographical writing through Cielo Portátil and co-curates (with Jen Hofer) a Spanish-language sectionat The Last Bookstore, called La Última.

JEN HOFER is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder (with John Pluecker) of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her latest translations include the homemade chapbook En las maravillas/In Wonder (Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2012) and Ivory Black, a translation of Negro marfil by Myriam Moscona (Les Figues Press 2011). Her most recent books are the chapbooks The Missing Link (Insert Blanc Press), Front Page News (Little Red Leaves Textile Series, 2013), we do not see what we do not see (DIY edition,2013), Shroud: A Piece of Fabric Sewn To A Piece of Paper By Way of A Map (collaboration with Jill Magi; DIY edition, 2013), When We Said This Was A Space, We Meant We Are People (collaboration with John Pluecker Libros Antena/Antena Books, 2013), and a book-length series of anti-war-manifesto poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009). Her poems, essays and translations are forthcoming from a range of small autonomous presses, including Dusie Books, Kenning Editions, Litmus Press, and Ugly Duckling Presse. She teaches poetics, translation, and bookmaking at CalArts and Otis College. Her installation titled “Uncovering: A Quilted Poem Made from Donated and Foraged Materials from Wendover, Utah” is currently on view at the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Utah.

For more information and directions, visit http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQp4Bj contact Jeff Baker (j9baker@ucsd.edu) or Maria Flaccavento (mflaccav@ucsd.edu).

May 29 (Thursday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) — Tom Hom: Rabbit on a Bumpy Road Book Launch. Location: San Diego History Center, Casa de Balboa, Balboa Park

Details: FREE SDHC, SDCHM, and GLQF members, $5 general. Book purchase additional.

Registration is encouraged. Click Here to purchase tickets. For more information, or to sign up for an event, call (619) 232-6203 ext.129 or email Gabe Selak, Public Programs Manager gabe.selak@sandiegohistory.org

May 31 (Saturday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm) — The New San Diego Central Public Library, Border Voices 21st Annual Poetry Fair: Student Awards presented by featured celebrity poet, Brendan Constantine and featured poet-teacher readers: Jackleen Holton, Celia Sigmon, Veronica Cunningham and Seretta Martin. Open Mic reading by student poets. Risa the Poetry Clown! Poetry Writing table, and more! Free! 2 hr. free parking beneath library!

For more information, visit bordervoices.com, or call the hotline at 619-293-2546. Those who are feeling particularly generous can support this program by calling 619-287-5960, or by downloading a donor slip at http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQp5Bt

May 31 (Saturday, 9:30 am) — A Lyrical Gift: Poetry Fair is Free, Fun ... and Includes a Poetry Clown! Picture this: It’s 9:30 am Saturday, May 31 and you’re sitting in the auditorium at the new Central Library in downtown San Diego:

On your left is a Poetry Clown, purple hair and big red nose, tying a balloon animal for your son or daughter (or yourself!)

On stage is one of California’s most celebrated poets, Brendan Constantine, reciting his funny story about what happened to the bears after Goldilocks destroyed their home. And that’s just the beginning. During the next few hours, you’ll be an honored guest at one of the most acclaimed annual cultural events in San Diego.

The Border Voices Poetry Fair has won top awards since 1993 for bringing famous writers to San Diego to entertain students and adults. Think Maya Angelou at Cox Arena – Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Billy Collins at SDSU and on the weekly Border Voices TV show– and a host of others. “Like many writers and educators, I have a dream of bringing major poets into the schools . . . and promoting poetry in every classroom. That vision has already begun in San Diego, thanks to the Border Voices Poetry Project . . .’’ – Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (retired)

Eight San Diego students will be receiving cash and other awards for their poetry at this year’s fair, and will be reading their poems onstage.

Also appearing will be poets Jackleen Holton, Celia Sigmon, Veronica Cunningham and Seretta Martin. All four are widely published, all have taught poetry in San Diego classrooms for many years.

Border Voices is sponsored by San Diego State University, and has partnerships with school districts throughout San Diego County and Nevada, as well as California Poets in the Schools.

A $20,000 study by the California Arts Council showed that Border Voices workshops resulted in “huge & continuing increases in scores on standardized English tests.” For more information, visit http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQtjCN, or call the hotline at 619-293-2546.

JUNE

June 4 (Wednesday, 10:00am) — Adventures by the Book, together with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University, are pleased to present a Journey to the Olympic Games Edventure featuring New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown at the Olympic Training Center, 2800 Olympic Parkway, Chula Vista, CA 91915. The event is ticketed ($35) and open to all SDSU Osher members.

About the Event: Join critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista for a private tour of the facility and discussion of Brown’s most recent book, The Boys in the Boat, the riveting story of nine men who overcame all odds to win a gold medal in rowing for the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1936 games in Nazi Germany.

About the Author: Daniel James Brown is the critically-acclaimed and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, including his most recent, The Boys in the Boat. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University, and has also been a technical writer and editor. His bestselling books focus on narrative, non-fiction of compelling historical events.

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

June 4 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host debut author Courtney Collins, all the way up from the land down under, for the release of her widely acclaimed novel The Untold. 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: A spirited and haunting debut novel born from Australia's rugged landscape and savage past, The Untold introduces the estimable talents of Courtney Collins to American readers. Inspired by the life of Jessie Hickman, a legendary woman outlaw, yet wholly the work of a dazzling imagination, this intensely atmospheric and compulsively readable tale is at once exhilarating and heartbreaking. Published in Australia (and throughout Europe) as The Burial, this stunning debut was nominated for the Australian Vogel Literary Award, Scribe Fiction Literary Award, Stella Prize, Dobbie Award, NSW Premier's Literary Award and has been optioned for a feature film by Renegade Films/Pure Pictures with the support of Screen Australia.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQp3AN.

June 4 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book, together with the Point Loma Branch Library, are pleased to present The Boys in the Boat featuring New York Times bestselling author, Daniel James Brown at the Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St., San Diego 92107. The event is free and open to the public; books available for sale and signing at the event.

About the Event: Join us for a fascinating evening at the Point Loma Branch Library with New York Times bestselling author Daniel James Brown, as he recounts the story of nine working class boys who stormed the rowing world by competing against all odds in the 1936 U.S. men’s Olympic team in Nazi Germany.

About the Author: Daniel James Brown is the critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of multiple books, including his most recent, The Boys in the Boat. He has taught writing at San Jose State University and Stanford University, and has also been a technical writer and editor. His bestselling books focus on narrative, non-fiction of compelling historical events.

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

June 4 (Wednesday, 11 am) — Join us for a special storytime celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, featuring a special reading, plus a very fun greeting card activity.

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

June 5 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — Book Signing of Target America by Scott McEwen who has written a gripping, fast paced adventure novel. From the co-author of American Sniper comes a heart-pounding military thriller in which The Special Ops Black unit is activated in order to stop a group of terrorists from launching “suitcase” nukes somewhere in America.

The main character, Navy SEAL sniper Gil Shannon and his team were run out of the military after defying direct orders and instead choosing to save the life of one of their own. His team is the only unit capable of stopping the terrorists so the President is forced to reactivate the unit. It is a military novel that pays attention to detail, and tells a great story. You will find out what it’s like to be a SEAL sniper.

Scott McEwen is a trial attorney in San Diego and provides support for several military charitable organizations, including the SEAL Team Foundation. His co-author is Thomas Koloniar – author of Cannibal Reign.

Bay Books | 1029 Orange Ave | Coronado, CA | b/t Isabella Ave & Park Pl in Coronado | (619) 435-0070 | baybookscoronado.com | smbooks@pacbell.net |

Writers

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

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May 31 - June 1 (Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) — Fiesta Del Sol: Space for 24 authors, 4 authors in each time slot.

Each author space is $25. Please contact me immediately at karla@readlocal.org if you would like to reserve a space. Tell me the day and the time you would like. First come, first serve. Send a check, made out to RLSD, to P.O. Box 235204, Encinitas, CA 92023.

For more information on the event, go to Fiesta Del Sol. Those of you who have participated in the past know that this is a very popular fair attended by tens of thousands of people every year.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Karla@readlocal.org

June 4 (Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm) — Here's an upcoming event that delves into high-profile civil cases. If you haven't already, it's likely you will have to cover a case like this sometime in your career. The panel is June 4 at 5:30 pm and will be followed by hosted cocktails.

TO SEAL OR NOT TO SEAL: WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW COULD BE ON PURPOSE – Perspectives from the Bench, Bar, and Media..

Learn about the life cycle of a high-profile civil case, including issues related to sealing files, protecting confidential proprietary or trade secret materials, closed hearings, confidential settlements and more. Panelists will discuss both sides of a fictitious case and address the issues lawyers, judges, and media alike need to be aware of when cases arise with big business implications.

Moderated by Hon. Joan Weber, San Diego Superior Court Program at SDCBA Conference Center, 401 West A Street, Suite 120

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Hosted cocktail reception at the W Hotel. Webcast available. For more information and to register, visit http://mailtrack.me/tracking/raWzMz50paMkCGRkBQR5AGpmZwZzMKWjqzA2pzSaqaR9ZGR1ZwDlBQpjWay2LKu2pG0kAQx4ZmHjBQtlCt.

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