READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM NOVEMBER 18, 2014

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Readers

November 18 (Tuesday, 9:00 am) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Journalists Telling the Tough Stories Edventure featuring San Diego author Caitlin Rother at at SDSU (5500 Campanile, San Diego) and continuing on at ABC Channel 10 (4600 Air Way, San Diego). The event is ticketed and is open to all SDSU Osher members.

About the Event: We rely on journalists to report the news stories that are relevant, timely, and crucial to our understanding of the world around us. Oftentimes, these stories are controversial, challenging, and difficult to tell. Join Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling true crime author Caitlin Rother at SDSU (9:00-10:00am) to explore what it is that drives journalists like Caitlin to tackle these stories, followed by a television newsroom tour and viewing of local live broadcast at Channel 10 from 10:30-11:30am. Event includes an autographed copy of Caitlin’s most recent book, I’ll Take Care of You."

About the Author: Caitlin Rother is a Pulitzer Prize nominated investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling true crime author of multiple books, including her most recent, I’ll Take Care of You, the authoritative, behind-the-scenes story of the murder of a Newport Beach entrepreneur by his femme fatale fiancée.

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

November 18 (Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:30 pm) — November is National Native American Heritage month, and Paula Margulies will be appearing to discuss the history of Pocahontas who is the main character in her recently released historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One.

Clairemont Branch Library, 2920 Burgener Blvd., San Diego; (858) 581-9935 or Glenn Risolo grisolo@sandiego.gov.

November 18 (Tuesday, 7:00 pm) — Book Signing by Sandy Althomsons, an epidemiologist for Doctors Without Borders (Medecins San Frontieres). She will be presenting her book, Inside A Refugee Crisis: My Time In South Sudan, detailing her experiences in a refugee camp during a disease outbreak in the summer of 2013. This book would not be traditionally sold, but rather exchanged for a $10 or more donation to MSF.

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

November 18 (Tuesday, 6:00 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents Fallbrook Memoirists Deborah Smith Parker (The Horse that Haunts My Heart) and Sarah Tauber (For Dear Life) at the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA.

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064, or visit http://www.excusemeimwriting.com/writers-read/

November 18 (Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm) — SWC Guest Writers Series & World Languages Department present: Elizabeth Cazessus Room L 238 North/South. This event is sponsored and supported by SWC Foundation, Departments of English and World Languages; and School of Language and Literature. Elizabeth Cazessús, poet, teacher and cultural journalist, born in Tijuana, Mexico (1961).

For additional information, contact Francisco Bustos at: fbustos@swccd.edu.

November 19 (Wednesday, Happy Hour 6:30pm) — Book Talk and Signing: Mark Jorgensen will present his program Desert Bighorn Sheep: Wilderness Icon, at A16 Sporting Goods, 4620 Alvarado Canyon Road, San Diego.

Sunbelt Publications Inc, 1256 Fayette Street, El Cajon; (619) 258-4911; http://sunbeltbook.com.

November 19 (Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:45 pm) — Featured Poets and Open Mic) at the monthly New Alchemy Poetry Series. Featured poet Zara Raab from Berkley & Guest. Free parking behind Harbor House Restaurant after 6 pm. Participate in the discussion and share your own poetry with the group.

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

November 19 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — NYT bestselling author of The Time in Between, Maria Duenas, will speak and talk about her book, The Heart Has its Reasons. Reserved Tickets Available.

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 |

November 20 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Co-founder of the legendary Monty Python, John Cleese in conversation with Bob Odenkirk will discuss So Anyway... Ticketed event at the University of San Diego, Shiley Theatre.

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 |

November 20 (Thursday, 5:30 pm) — Brian Kilmeade will be speaking and signing his book, George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution at Costco, 4605 Morena Blvd., San Diego.

November 21 (Media Advisory) - Barnes & Noble Valencia Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season with Discovery Weekend In-Store Events, November 21-23. See attached.   

November 22 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Jonathan Valverde: Join us for an evening of beautiful ballads in various languages.

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

November 22 (Saturday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm) — November is National Native American Heritage month, and Paula Margulies will be appearing pm) — to discuss the history of Pocahontas who is the main character in her recently released historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One.

Rancho Penasquitos Branch Library, 13330 Salmon River Road, San Diego; (858) 538-8159 or Ina Gibson/Adrianne Peterson IGibson@sandiego.gov/AKpeterson@sandiego.gov; http://tinyurl.com/RPlibrary; www.sandiegolibrary.org.

November 22 (Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 pm) — November is National Native American Heritage month, and Paula Margulies will be appearing to discuss the history of Pocahontas who is the main character in her recently released historical novel, Favorite Daughter, Part One. There will be powwow drummers from 1-2 pm.

Oceanside Public Library, 330 N Coast Highway, Oceanside; (760) 435-5586 or Monica Chapa Domercq MCDomercq@ci.oceanside.ca.us.

November 22 (Saturday, 2:00 PM) — Caitlin Weeks, Nabil Boumrar and Diane Sanfilippo will be talking and signing their book, Mediterranean Paleo Cooking, at Barnes & Noble, 10775 Westview Parkway, San Diego.

November 22 (Saturday, 5:00 pm) — Bonnie ZoBell will be speaking and signing her book, What Happened Here, at the Downtown San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego.

November 23 (Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) — Read Local invites you to visit local authors at the 24th Annual Encinitas Fall Festival.

For more information on the event, go to http://www.encinitas101.com/events/fall-festival/. Our booth is well placed near I Street on the 101. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: Karla@readlocal.org.

November 24 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — We will be hosting author Christina Stevens and her book, Love: The Saint & The Seeker. In this book she chronicles the true story of how she dreamt, met, and filmed Mother Theresa.

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

December 1 (Monday,at 12:00noon ) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Culture and Cuisine of Afghanistan Lunch Edventure featuring award-winning Afghan-born author Atta Arghandiwal at Khyber Pass Restauarnt, 523 University Avenue, San Diego 92111). The event is ticketed and is open to all SDSU Osher members.

About the Event: Afghan born Atta Arghandiwal was one of ten children born into a military family who fled Afghanistan during the tumultuous 1978 Soviet invasion. After a temporary relocation to Germany, Atta settled in the United States and became a successful banker and author. Join Atta at Khyber Pass Restaurant to taste some typical Afghani food while discussing Lost Decency, Atta’s memoir that explores his conflicting love and pride for his country of origin with his disdain of its political upheaval. How would you reconcile your love and pride in your country of origin if one day you were forced to flee?

About the Author: Atta Arghandiwal is a banker, author, and devout humanitarian. His books include Lost Decency, which won the coveted Benjamin Franklin First Book Award, and his most recent, Immigrant Success Planning, a comprehensive immigrant success family resource guide. He lives in northern California where he stays engaged with his community through sports, leadership development, and coaching.

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

December 2 (Tuesday, 1:00 pm) — Book Talk and Signing: Jack Innis will bring his stories of San Diego Legends to the Mission Valley Library. Join him and learn about the famous names, such as Wyatt Earp, and Tom Horton, and how they helped build San Diego from the beginning to now.

Sunbelt Publications Inc, 1256 Fayette Street, El Cajon; (619) 258-4911; http://sunbeltbook.com.

December 4 (Thursday, 2014, 5:00 pm) — Sunbelt Publications' annual Holiday Party featuring authors Phil Pryde, Tom Hom, and Mark Jorgensen. This event is free and open to the public! Come and meet your favorite local authors.

Sunbelt Publications Inc, 1256 Fayette Street, El Cajon; (619) 258-4911; http://sunbeltbook.com.

Writers

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

http://www.SDWriteWay.org

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Classes & Events for Writers Ink: http://www.sandiegowriters.org.

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THE DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write short story, five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014. How to enter, visit: http://www.dreamquestone.com.

Examiner Looking for Writers: As most of you know, I write for the Examiner, a national online newspaper. I am still trying to figure out their system as to how they pay [ it isn't much], but for some people and once you discover the secret formula, it can lead to a lot of exposure as they are widely read which eventually and hopefully leads to more pay. Teaching pays the mortgage and is my first love, although after so many years, I am getting burned out. Writing is for my soul and a fun, new adventure.

Anyway, Examiner is looking for writers-all kinds of writers! They have a referral link on my page with them. If you are interested, let me know. If they accept you as a writer [ yes, you do have a few hoops], you will get $25 and I will get $50 for having referred you.

Once they accept you, you have to write an article once a month to stay active, but that also helps to build you up in the system.

Please pass this one if you think someone might be interested and again, it is strictly FYI. — Mimi Pollack chevalle@hotmail.com.

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November 18 (Tuesday, 6:30 pm) — Please join the Society of Professional Journalists for a mixer with water and light refreshments at 6:30 pm, panel discussion promptly at 7:00 pm, as they discuss that state of journalism and a congressional race unlike any other with a panel that includes Peters campaign communications director Alex Roth, DeMaio campaign communications director Dave McCulloch, U-T politics editor Michael Smolens, KPBS enterprise reporter Claire Trageser and NBC 7 producer Wendy Fry. They will dissect the campaign, the coverage and the allegations that continue to surface. You don't want to miss hearing what they have to say or asking them questions of your own.

U-T San Diego, 350 Camino de la Reina. Park in the lot and enter the building via the ramp to the right. Please email matthew.hall@utsandiego.com.

November 18 (Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm) — SWC Guest Writers Series & World Languages Department present: Elizabeth Cazessus in Room L 238 North/South. This event is sponsored and supported by SWC Foundation, Departments of English and World Languages; and School of Language and Literature. Elizabeth Cazessús, poet, teacher and cultural journalist, born in Tijuana, Mexico (1961).

For additional information, contact Francisco Bustos at: fbustos@swccd.edu.

November 19 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm) — UCSD's New Writing Series is excited to announce an upcoming reading from Heather Fowler and John Gery. The reading will take place in the SME performance space 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-fall2014.html or contact Kim Schreiber: kaschrei@ucsd.edu.

November 19 thru December 4) — Online Book Marketing Half Hour Strategy Session with Judy Cullins. (Nov 19 Wed, Nov 21 Fri, Nov 25 Tues, Dec 1 Mon, Dec 3 Wed, Dec 4 Thurs)

The Holidays are coming! It's easy to get caught up in the festive rustle and bustle, leaving behind your book project until the New Year. That's why she is offering a 30 minute book marketing strategy session with her for 25% off the already discounted price. Simply go to http://bookcoaching.com/strategy-session/

November 19 (Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm) — Journalism Mixer sponsored by your favorite local journalism groups at the Mission Brewery, 1441 L Street San Diego.

Who's Sponsoring: San Diego Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club and the local chapters of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the Online News Association.

November 23 (Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) — Read Local invites you to visit local authors at the 24th Annual Encinitas Fall Festival.

For more information on the event, go to http://www.encinitas101.com/events/fall-festival/. Our booth is well placed near I Street on the 101. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: Karla@readlocal.org.

November 23 (Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) — Read Local invites you to Get an Author Space at the 24th Annual Encinitas Fall Festival. Expose your book to thousands of people who attend the fair every year.

Each author space is $25. Please contact me immediately at karla@readlocal.org if you would like to reserve a space. Let me know what time slot you would like. Author spaces are 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 http://www.encinitas101.com/events/fall-festival/. Our booth is well placed near I Street on the 101. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions: Karla@readlocal.org.

November 30 (Sunday) — Last day to register and submit your book for the San Diego Public Library's 49th Annual Local Author Exhibit. The Library is calling our resident authors for submissions. If your book or eBook was originally published in 2014, we would like to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2015 in the beautiful San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.

For information and to register for this event, please visit the San Diego Local Author webpage (also accessible from the San Diego Public Library’s web site, htttp://www.sandiegolibrary.org

December 4 (Thursday, 5:00 pm) — Sunbelt Publications' annual Holiday Party featuring authors Phil Pryde, Tom Hom, and Mark Jorgensen. This event is free and open to the public! 

Sunbelt Publications Inc, 1256 Fayette Street, El Cajon; (619) 258-4911; http://sunbeltbook.com.

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LOCAL AUTHORS BOOKSTORE

http://www.SDLocalAuthorsBookstore.org

THE GUILDED PEN: The San Diego Editors/Writers Guild's Third Edition – 2014 anthology of The Guilded Pen is now out on Amazon. To get your copy, go to: http://www.amazon.com/Guilded-Pen-Anthology-Writers-Anthlogy/dp/0692264639/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413817876&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Guilded+Pen.

DONATIONS: For the price of a cup of coffee, just go to http://www.SDWriteWay.org and click on the DONATE button. Or send via PayPal to editor@SDWriteWay.org. Anything to help out would be greatly appreciated. — Sam Warren, editor.

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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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.

 

 


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