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October 29 (Wednesday, 4:30 pm) — UC San Diego's New Writing Series is pleased to announce a double reading from ROBIN COSTE LEWIS & TISA BRYANT. The reading will take place in the Literature Department's DeCerteau Room (155). This event is FREE and open to the public!

For more information and directions: Or contact Kim Schreiber:

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

November 1 (Saturday) — DEADLINE: San Diego City Works Press is currently accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our 10-year anniversary anthology of San Diego writing, Sunshine/Noir II, due out in 2015.

If you have a poem, story, creative non-fiction, or piece of art that captures the realities of San Diego that lurk beneath the booster and Baywatch stereotypes of “America’s Finest City,” please submit. We want work that maps the endangered natural landscape, sniffs out grit, ecstasy, and irony in the midst of the theme-park city. We seek writing that deals with the border, work, race, class, gender, urban and natural environments, decadence, tragedy, sex, death, beauty, ugly beauty, and, yes, alienation under the sun. Everything from traditional realism to formal innovation is welcome in fiction and our tastes in poetry and non-fiction are equally eclectic.

Submit your best poem, fiction or non-fiction of ten pages or less and an SASE for a reply to: City Works Press, San Diego City College, 1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101. If you have questions, please email us at

November 2 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book, in partnership with the Carlsbad Dove Library, is pleased to present a fun Lisette’s ListLibrary Adventure with New York Times bestselling author Susan Vreeland, as she discusses her new book, Lisette’s List at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad 92011. This event is free and open to the public, and includes a brief presentation by Susan McBeth and Mark Anderson regarding a September 2015 Adventure by the Book travel excursion with Susan Vreeland to Paris and Provence.

About the Event: Join Susan Vreeland as she discusses her new book, Lisette’s List, inspired by a brief visit she made to the Provencal village of Roussillon on a trip across the south of France. Inspired by the ochre hues of the village, Susan fell in love and vowed to return, which did, thru her book. Now you can follow in the footsteps of Susan Vreeland on this journey, whether you do so figuratively thru her book, or literally on the travel Adventure by the Book.

About the Author: Susan Vreeland is the internationally-renowned author of art-related historical fiction. She returns this summer with “three artists, three generations, three wars, eight paintings, one of the most beautiful villages in France, a woman, and the men who surround her, a heartache, a vow, a mystery, a search, and a list.”

Lisette’s List takes place in Roussillon, in Provence, the south of France. Pascal, a former miner of ochres, finds his life purpose in providing ochre pigments to painters in Paris, and makes frames in exchange for paintings. His grandson André hides Pascal’s collection just before he leaves to fight in World War II, while André’s wife, Lisette, whose deepest yearning is to participate in the art world of Paris, must remain in Roussillon to retrieve the paintings.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at

November 7 (Friday, 12:00 noon) — Adventures by the Book is pleased to present a Fig Orchard Mediterranean Lunch Adventure featuring 2014 San Diego Book Award winning author Layla Fiske, who will discuss and sign her book, The Fig Orchard at Aladdin Restaurant Hillcrest, 3900 Vermont St., San Diego 92103. This is a ticketed event open to the public ($35 per person, add $15 for signed book).

About the Event: Event includes authentic Mediterranean lunch, beverage, tax, gratuity, book discussion, Q&A, signing, and the opportunity to meet the author up close and personal in an intimate and authentic setting.

About the Book and Author: In an isolated tradition-bound village high above the Jordan River, debut author Layla Fiske introduces fifteen year old Nisrina Huniah as she is about to be married to a man she has never met. Although she quickly falls in love with him, her joy is short-lived when the encroaching World War fiercely shatters her reality, propelling her on an unexpected journey. Inspired by her own grandmother’s story, Layla brings to life a story of hope and redemption set against the backdrop of life in early twentieth century Middle East. Her first novel recently won the coveted San Diego Geisel (Best of the Beset) Book Award, as well as a Silver Award in the Benjamin Franklin Awards for Historical Fiction.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at

November 8 (Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm) — The Veteran's Benefit Book Fair. Meet Hank Steinberg – Creator and Producer of the TV shows The Last Ship and Without a Trace. Also meet top authors Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter, James Rollins, Dale Brown, Ted Bell, Grant Blackwood, T. Jefferson Parker, and Andrew Kaplan at the Military Book Fair at the USS Midway Museum, downtown San Diego.

For additional information, go to

November 8-16) — The 20th Annual San Diego Jewish Book Fair. For additional information, go to:

November 15 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) — Poet Malachi Black will read from his new book Storm Toward Morning at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800,

Malachi Black is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of San Diego; and former Creative Writing Fellow at Emory University. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Boston Review, AGNI, Narrative, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review, Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry and The Poet’s Quest for God. The recipient of a 2009 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, Black has since been granted fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the MacDowell Colony, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the University of Texas at Austin’s Michener Center for Writers, the University of Utah, and Yaddo. He was also the featured subject of an Emerging Poet profile by Mark Jarman in the Academy of American Poets’ American Poet magazine, and his work has several times been set to music and otherwise featured in exhibitions both in the U.S. and abroad.


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

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October 28 (Tuesday) — The Press Club is hosting its annual journalism awards at the Jacobs Center in Lincoln Park. You can purchase tickets and learn more at

November 8 (Saturday, 3:00 to 5:30 pm) — Asian American Journalists Association will host an event for aspiring broadcast journalists at 10 News, 4600 Air Way, San Diego. Reporters and anchors from four local news outlets will participate.

Email to RSVP. The event costs $10 for those who sign up in advance and $15 at the door.

November 13 (Thursday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm) — Free Marketing Talk by Linda Meckler, author, public speaker, publisher, at Rancho San Diego Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

If you are a writer, author this is the talk you do not want to miss. Lots of information and its free. Come and bring friends. This is the time of the writer. You can publish you own books three different ways and not pay a penny. Somebody asked me why I teach E-Book Formatting and Self-Publishing Formatting, I said. I want all writers to become Published Authors not just the rich.

For additional information, go to www.facebookauthorlindameckler or

e-mail; 619-303-8864

November 17 (Wednesday, 6:30 pm) – Richard Lederer will introduce his new book: Monsters Unchained.

For additional information, go to:

Please note a change in scheduling of the October meeting.

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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:


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