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October 13-17 (Monday-Friday) — City College Ninth Annual International Book Fair. For details, CLICK or contact: Virginia Escalante, (619) 338-3230.

October 14 (Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 pm) — Writers Read at Fallbrook Library presents Helen Pruden Kaufmann, reading from her memoir White Gloves and Collards. At Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission, Fallbrook, CA. For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.comor 760-522-1064, or visit

October 15 (Wednesday, 12:30 pm) — Warwick's, UCLA School of Law Alumni, Run Women Run, California Western School of Law, American Constitution Society San Diego Lawyer Chapter, and the ACS Law Student Chapter at Cal Western present United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in a conversation moderated by Attorneys Johanna Schiavoni and Sarah Boot over Senator Gillibrand's newest book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. The event will be located at the California Western School of Law Auditorium, 3rd Floor, 350 Cedar Street, San Diego, CA 92101. This is a ticketed event. Admission is $28.00 and includes one copy of the book, OR admission is $43.00 and includes one copy of the book and a box lunch. Check-in at 11:45AM. Doors open at 12:20PM. Seating is first-come first-served. Signing immediately following program. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.

About the book: Fourteen years before Kirsten Gillibrand succeeded Hillary Rodham Clinton as senator from New York, she heard her future mentor say these life-changing words: "Decisions are being made every day in Washington, and if you are not part of those decisions, you might not like what they decide, and you'll have no one to blame but yourself." A young corporate lawyer at the time, Gillibrand felt as if she'd been struck by lightning. She instantly knew that her voice – "all" women's voices – were essential to shaping the future of this country, and that she had a greater purpose in life: to speak up and effect change. Now, in this extraordinary memoir, the senator, wife, and mother of two recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to reach beyond their busy lives and make a meaningful difference in the world around them. Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World is a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA. If women were fully represented in politics, Gillibrand says, national priorities would shift to issues that directly impact them: affordable daycare, paid family medical leave, and equal pay.

Pulling back the curtain on Beltway politics, she speaks candidly about her legislative successes (securing federally funded medical care for 9/11 first responders, repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) and her crushing disappointments (failing by five votes to pass a bill protecting survivors of sexual assault in the military). Gillibrand also shares stories of growing up the daughter and granddaughter of two trailblazing feminists in a politically active family in Albany, New York, and retraces her nonlinear path to public office. She lays bare the highs and lows of being a young (pregnant!) woman in Congress, the joys and sacrifices every working mother shares, and the support system she turns to in her darkest moments: her husband, their two little boys, and lots of girlfriends. In Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World Gillibrand is the tough-love older sister and cheerleader every woman needs. She explains why "ambition" is not a dirty word, failure is a gift, listening is the most effective tool, and the debate over women "having it all" is absurd at best and demeaning at worst. In her sharp, honest, and refreshingly relatable voice, she dares us all to tap into our inner strength, find personal fulfillment, and speak up for what we believe. For more information regarding the event, please contact Warwick's Books | 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | |

October 15 (Wednesday, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm) — An Inner Journey; Are you an outsider? Someone who just doesn't fit in? Meet Raymond M. Wong at San Diego City College and hear him convey his experience going from outcast to grateful husband and father. He is the author of his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. San Diego City College Book Fair, 1313 12th Ave, Room V-101, San Diego; (619) 388-3230;

October 15 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — Open Mic Poetry (3rd Wednesday of the Month) features Perie Longo & Chryss Yost (Santa Barbara Poet Laureates).       Participate in the discussion and share your own poetry with the group. Each meeting features an open mic segment. Come and be a part of San Diego’s lively poetry scene! Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse 835 West Harbor Drive, Ste. C. San Diego;; (619)232-4855.

October 16 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse will be hosting local author, Rebecca Leo. She will be presenting her novel, The Flaws That Bind, which is the story of a woman and her child who endure domestic violence and it presents the psychological trauma that battered women endure in some relationships. We are having this event because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Rebecca Leo’s memoir-based novel The Flaws That Bind is a page-turner about a woman’s struggles through an abusive relationship while living in Jamaica and Australia. It deals realistically with the issues of abuse and enablement. Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse 835 West Harbor Drive, Ste. C. San Diego;; (619)232-4855.

October 17 (Friday, 7:00 to 9:00 pm) — T. Jefferson Parker Author Panel: This special signature event at the Central Library features bestselling author T. Jefferson Parker, who will talk about his new novel Full Measure. His writing has been called "potent and irresistible" by Los Angeles Times and "resonant, literate and powerful" by Kirkus. This panel discussion will be on returning home from war to civilian life and will be moderated by KPBS host Maureen Cavanaugh. Join us for this thought-provoking and timely discussion.

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October 18 (Saturday, 1:00 pm) — Meet Four-Legged Internet Sensations Harlow and Sage the Instagram celebrities who hit half a million followers. Their owners will also be present to sign copies of their book, Harlow & Sage (and Indiana): a true story about best friends at the La Jolla/Riford Library. To read more about Harlow and Sage:

October 19 (Wednesday, 7:00 to 8:45 pm) — Featured Poets and Open Mic) at the monthly New Alchemy Poetry Series. Featured poet Perie Longo & Chryss Yost (rescheduled from July) (Santa Barbara Poet Laureates: former and present!). Free parking behind Harbor House Restaurant after 6 pm. Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse 835 West Harbor Drive, Ste. C. San Diego;; (619)232-4855.

October 20 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — At the Upstart Crow Book Club the featured book is Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon. As the summer of 2004 draws to a close, Archy Stallings and Nat Jaffe are still hanging in there–longtime friends, bandmates, and co-regents of Brokeland Records, a kingdom of used vinyl located in the borderlands of Berkeley and Oakland. Their wives, Gwen Shanks and Aviva Roth-Jaffe, are the Berkeley Birth Partners, a pair of semi-legendary midwives who have welcomed more than a thousand newly minted citizens into the dented utopia at whose heart–half tavern, half temple–stands Brokeland.

When ex-NFL quarterback Gibson Goode, the fifth-richest black man in America, announces plans to build his latest Dogpile megastore on a nearby stretch of Telegraph Avenue, Nat and Archy fear it means certain doom for their vulnerable little enterprise. Meanwhile, Aviva and Gwen also find themselves caught up in a battle for their professional existence, one that tests the limits of their friendship. Adding another layer of complications to the couples’ already tangled lives is the surprise appearance of Titus Joyner, the teenage son Archy has never acknowledged and the love of fifteen-year-old Julius Jaffe’s life. Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse 835 West Harbor Drive, Ste. C. San Diego;; (619)232-4855.

October 23 (Thursday, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) — The Immigrant Experience; Raymond M. Wong will speak at the Alpine Branch library on the “immigrant experience. He is the author of his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. Alpine Branch Library, 2130 Arnold Way, Alpine; (619) 445-4221;

October 24 (Friday, 7:00 pm) - Barnes & Noble, Valencia announces their annual Local Author Night.

October 30 Thursday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm) — An Immigrant’s Perspective; Being an immigrant means being an outsider. How does a person learn to "fit in?" At what cost? Meet Raymond M. Wong and find out how he discovered his truth. He is the author of his memoir, I'm Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence. Encinitas Branch Library, 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas; (760) 753-7376;

October 30 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse will be having a Halloween Reading of Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Upstart Crow Bookstore & Coffeehouse 835 West Harbor Drive, Ste. C. San Diego;; (619)232-4855


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

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October 15 (Wednesday, 6:30–8:30 pm) —At the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild Larry Edwards shares How He Did It . . .“It” referring to how he sold 7000 copies of his book Dare I Call It Murder? – A Memoir of Violent Loss in eleven months and how he received 150 reviews (96 being 5 star ratings) on The fact he began with a book good enough to win the 2014 San Diego Book Award for Best Memoir started him on the route to success. Larry will share the when, how and what of his marketing and publicity campaign. He will explain his strategies with use of websites, press releases, book clubs, reviews, book signings, radio interviews, and more. Larry will also reflect on his use of social media and listing in catalogs and perhaps what he will do if he wins the Pulitzer prize.

Evolving from his career in journalism and business writing, Larry is an editor (Polishing Your Prose) and publisher (Wigeon Publishing) as well as an author. His previous titles include Food and Provisions of the Mountain Man and the Official Netscape Internet Business Starter Kit. For a preview or a follow-up of the meeting, start with one of his websites: For additional information, go to:

Please note a change in scheduling of the October meeting.

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