READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR SEPT. 16-30, 2018

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By Sam Warren, past president of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (copyright 2018)

 

"Publication – is the auction of the mind of man.—Emily Dickinson

 

September 14, 2018 (San Diego) – Upcoming activities include the Southern California Writers Conference, author appearances,  plus classes for authors and reporters.

CLICK TO SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF BOOK EVENTS.

READERS

September 16 (Sunday)Linton Robinson will be one of a dozen local authors including John Akers, Christopher Andrews, Tommy Anderson, Patricia Bossano, J. Dianne Dotson, Mya Duong, Jennifer Greenhall, Jeffrey Hancock, Garfield Kwan & Dana Song, Ana Levley, M. A. Marrissette, Thomas K. Matthews, Nicole Strickland, Jordaniel Tiberius, Adam Van Susteren, and Joanna Volavka who will read from their latest books and generally mingling readers on the latest of Mysterious Galaxy bookstore’s quarterly showcase of hometown talent. Fans can meet neighboring writers and visit a dynamic bookstore, writers get an opportunity for exposure that is rare in San Diego. Refreshments and good vibes served. Noon on Sunday at Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave Suite 100, conveniently located behind See’s Candies.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 16 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — Coffee with the Catapult. – an informal discussion about what's new in the world of lit, lead by our book buyer & co-owner, Seth and our bookseller Vanessa. We discuss new titles we think will surprise you, books our staff has loved, reads that you won't find in most places. Plus complimentary coffee from our neighbors at Communal Coffee and a 20% discount off all books discussed for those in attendance!

Read more at https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/coffee-catapult-6

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

September 17 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.)Caz Frear’s debut mystery novel, Sweet Little Lies, is about a young London policewoman, who must uncover dark secrets buried deep in her own family’s past to solve a murder of a young housewife and a disappearance of a girl who vanished eighteen years prior. Bookseller Kim describes Frear as “an accomplished, clever and engaging storyteller, and fans of domestic noir, strong female leads, police whodunits, and unusually talented new authors will savor this book.”

Read more at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Frear092018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 18 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Nathan Turner to discuss and sign his new book, I Love California, in conversation with Emmy Award-winning producer, Wandy Walker. Nathan Turner is the author of Nathan Turner’s American Style. Turner is a regular entertaining expert on The Today Show, and his designs, parties, and products have been featured in major publications.

Read more at https://www.warwicks.com/event/nathan-turner-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com

 

September 19 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — The Book Catapult will be hosting a special evening of the arts with photographer Jennifer Spencer, author of The Artist Portrait Project: A Photographic Memoir of Portraits Sessions with San Diego Artists, 2006-2016. Jennifer will be in-conversation with Robert Pincus, former arts critic & books editor for the San Diego Union Tribune, along with acclaimed local photographers Philipp Rittermann and Suda House.

Read more: https://www.thebookcatapult.com/event/jennifer-spencer

The Book Catapult – 3010-B Juniper Street – San Diego, CA – (619) 795-3780 – https://www.thebookcatapult.com

 

September 19 (Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.) — Warwick's and the La Jolla Riford Library present LA JOLLA READS! Every four months we choose a different title for everyone to enjoy. For our first selection we have chosen The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Event address: La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., La Jolla, CA 92037

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/https%3A//www.warwicks.com/event/la-jolla-reads-september-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 20 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP discusses Murder by the Book (Nero Wolfe #19). It wasn’t Leonard Dykes’s writing style that offended. But something in his unpublished tome seemed to lead everyone who read it to a very unhappy ending. Now four people are dead, including the unfortunate author himself, and the police think Nero Wolfe is the only man who can close the book on this novel killer. So the genius sleuth directs his sidekick to set a trap . . . and discovers that the truth is far stranger—and far bloodier—than fiction.

Read more at https://www.mystgalaxy.com/BDG-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 20 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Courtenay Hameister to discuss and sign her new book, Okay Fine Whatever. Courtenay Hameister is a professional nervous person. During her 12 years as host and head writer for Live Wire, a nationally syndicated public radio show, she interviewed over 500 intimidating people and wrote 200 personal essays in bursts of anxiety-fueled inspiration at midnight the night before each show.

Read more: https://www.warwicks.com/event/courtenay-hameister-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 21 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)J.C. Cervantes, award-winning author of Tortilla Sun, authored the latest installment in the Rick Riordan Presents middle grade adventure series, based on Mayan mythology. In The Storm Runner, Zane is an adventurous middle schooler with a physical disability who would rather hike the volcano near his home than go to school. He finds himself at the center of a powerful prophecy and is thrust into an incredible journey in a war between the gods.

Read More: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Cervantes-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 21 (Friday, 6:30 p.m.) — San Diego Poetry & Art presents Broken Anchor Poetry Meetup, $1,000 Poetry & Art Prizes.

Read more at https://poetryandartsd.com/2018/09/11/sdpa-at-cafe-cabaret-broken-anchor-poetry-pa-on-sept-21-1000-poetry-prize-on-oct-26/

 

September 22 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Sara Gran signs The Infinite Blacktop. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Souther California resident Sara Gran has had what can only be described as a deep love affair with books, having been a collector, seller, and writer of them. When it comes to her writings, Sara has also written for television, film, and more. Her novel works include Dope Come Closer, Saturn’s Return to New York, and the Claire Dewitt series. The Infinite Blacktop, the third book in the Claire DeWitt titles, follows character Claire after she has been driven off the road and left for dead in the desert. While avoiding the cops who arrive at the scene, she goes on the search for her would-be killer, as well as for the reason for the attempt on her life. However, Claire might also discover a deeper mystery that is lurking just out of sight on that long highway, that “infinite blacktop”, called life.

Read More: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Gran-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 22 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m.)Grady Hendrix presents We Sold Our Souls LIVE! Heavy metal — the subject of Congressional hearings, its albums burned by church groups, taken to court again and again and accused of playing a role in teen suicides...that’s a whole lot of fear over music sung by men in heavy makeup. But heavy metal has always been about horror, and in this one-hour show, author Grady Hendrix will talk about the scandalous side of heavy metal, its role in the Satanic Panic of the Eighties, the history of heavy metal in horror, and how all this mayhem led to the creation of his latest novel We Sold Our Souls.

Read More: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Hendrix-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 23 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — WEEKENDS WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Claire Marti, author of Sunset in Laguna.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 23 (Sunday, 11:00 a.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to announce our Stories of the Past Brunch Adventure with New York Times bestselling author, Juliet Blackwell, and critically acclaimed author Sofia Grant at Eclipse Chocolate Bar, 2145 Fern St, San Diego CA 92104. The event is ticketed ($35 per person) and is open to the public.

About The Authors: Juliet Blackwell is the New York Times bestselling author of Letters from Paris and The Paris Key. A former anthropologist, social worker, and professional artist, Juliet is a California native who has spent time in Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Italy, the Philippines, and France. Sofia Grant has written dozens of novels for adults and teens, having been called a “writing machine” by the New York Times and a “master storyteller” by the Midwest Review. She has won Anthony and RT Book Awards and has been shortlisted for Edgar, Barry, Crimespree, Macavity, and Goodreads Choice Awards.

Information/Registration: http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/stories-of-the-past­ brunch-adventure-with-critically-acclaimed-authors-juliet-blackwell-and-sofia-grant/

 

September 24 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's host Michael Webb to discuss and sign his new book, Two Journeys. Michael Webb is an artist and a professor of architecture. Born in England, he immigrated to the US in 1965 and is now based in Wakefield, RI. His work has been exhibited at institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Union, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Architectural League of New York.

Two Journeys is the first comprehensive monograph on Webb's oeuvre and assembles sixty years of the artist's work into a continuously evolving narrative about the multifaceted relationships among the built environment, landscape, and moving vehicles.

Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/michael-webb-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 25 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is excited to announce the appearance of Ryan Serhant, star of Bravo’s hit show Million Dollar Listing New York, at an evening atop Symphony Towers in downtown San Diego at the University Club, 750 B Street, San Diego. The event is ticketed ($159 per person early bird pricing, $199 per person regular pricing) and is open to the public.

About The Author And Book: Ryan Serhant is a costar on Bravo’s Emmy-nominated hit show Million Dollar Listing New York and the star of his own spin-off show Sell It Like Serhant. Ryan fell into real estate by accident after giving up his acting career and hand modeling in NYC. He his a career wall after his debit card was declined at a grocery store buying tofu in 2008 and decided to get a real-estate license. Ryan has learned that success is born from a balance of fear and motivation. The Serhant Team, the top New York real-estate team by sales volume, closed deals worth more than $838.2 million in 2017.

For more information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com or at http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/27512/

 

September 25 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Lisa McCubbin to discuss and sign her new book Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer. Lisa McCubbin is the coauthor of four New York Times bestsellers: Five Presidents; Mrs. Kennedy and Me; Five Days in November; and The Kennedy Detail.

Betty Ford: First Lady, Women's Advocate, Survivor, Trailblazer is the inspiring story of an ordinary Midwestern girl thrust onto the world stage and into the White House under extraordinary circumstances.

Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/lisa-mccubbin-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 26 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Kevin Kwan, in conversation with Lacy Crawford, to discuss and sign the new movie tie-in edition of his book, Crazy Rich Asians. Kwan is the author of the internationally bestselling Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy; Crazy Rich Asians is now a major motion picture.

Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/kevin-kwan-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 26 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.)Laurie Forest signs The Iron Flower. Young Adult fantasy author, Laurie Forest “lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons and wands,” according to her author bio. Publishers Weekly praises the first book in the Black Witch Chronicles, noting The Black Witch has “exquisite character work, an elaborate mythology, and a spectacularly rendered universe make this a noteworthy debut.” Elloran's story continues in The Iron Flower, the second in Forest's series, as well as in enovella prequel, Wandfasted.

Read More at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Forest-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 27 (Thursday, 11:45 a.m.) — Lunch with author Kevin Kwan the author of the internationally bestselling Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy; Crazy Rich Asians. For reservations contact Mary Lee at marylee@warwicks.com or stop by the book department! Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/booked-kevin-kwan

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 27 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Barry Edelstein to discuss and sign his new revised edition of Thinking Shakespeare. Barry Edelstein is a stage director, producer, author, and educator noted for his work on the plays of Shakespeare. A newly revised edition of the much-loved guidebook to better knowing the Bard. Thinking Shakespeare gives theater artists practical advice about how to make Shakespeare’s words feel spontaneous, passionate, and real.

Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/barry-edelstein-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 28 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.) — YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB discusses Anger is a Gift. Moss Jeffries is many things—considerate student, devoted son, loyal friend and affectionate boyfriend, enthusiastic nerd. But sometimes Moss still wishes he could be someone else – someone without panic attacks, someone whose father was still alive, someone who hadn’t become a rallying point for a community because of one horrible night.

Read More at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/YABC-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 29 (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) — VERMIN ON THE MOUNT is back with another exciting event to celebrate 14 years of irreverent readings in Southern California. This event will take place at La Bodega Gallery in San Diego's Barrio Logan. You're invited to join Devon Glenn, Adam Gnade, Lilliam Rivera and L.A.'s Puro Pinche Poets, including Julie Macias, Eugenia Nicole and Ever Velasquez aka the girl about town.

For additional introductions go to https://verminonthemount.com/

 

September 29 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)Weston Ochse signs Burning Sky, with host Scott Sigler. Weston Ochse joined the U.S. Army before beginning his writing career, and to this day is still active military, just having completed his latest tour of Afghanistan. His travels and many tours of duty have had a large influence on his work, evident by the more than two-dozen books he has written so far.

Everything is dangerous in Afghanistan, nothing more so than the mission of a Tactical Support Team or T.S.T. All veterans, these men and women spend seasons in hell, to not only try and fix what’s broken in each of them, but also to make enough bank to change their fortunes.

Read More at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Ochse-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/

 

September 29 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Warwick’s & University of San Diego's College of Arts and Sciences present Neil Patrick Harris author of The Magic Misfits: The Second Story at the University of San Diego's Shiley Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego. From award-winning actor, Neil Patrick Harris, comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling series with even more tricks up its sleeve.

Read More at: https://www.warwicks.com/event/neil-patrick-harris-2018

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

 

September 30 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Writers Resist: The Anthology 2018 celebrating the online journal's first year, includes the works of 73 contributors, some not-yet-known, some well-known, and a few notorious writers and artists of the resistance.

Read More at: https://www.mystgalaxy.com/Writers-Resist-09-2018

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego, CA: (858) 268-4747. http://www.mystgalaxy.com/.

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for San Diego Writers Ink and the Ink Spot.

 

September 20 (Thursday)Isabella Furth, PhD, owner of Bluefish Editorial Services and an SD/PEN board member, will discuss how emotional labor functions in the editorial relationship at the next San Diego Professional Editors Network program meeting.

It is easy to overlook the amount of emotional labor involved in editing the unrecognized, sometimes uncompensated, and often gendered work of managing others' emotions, maintaining relationships, and monitoring one’s responses in the name of professionalism. Further, we will take an in-depth look at the myriad issues surrounding the editorial relationship.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SDPEN.

 

September 21-23 (Friday thru Sunday) — 16th Annual Southern California Writers Conference – L.A (in Irvine). Limited to 150 participants, discounted pre-registration is now open. Details at: http://writersconference.com/summit/

 

September 24 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — SAN DIEGO WRITERS AND EDITORS GUILD presents 100.5 Drama with Scott Ripley. Scott Ripley, Chair of the Department of Theatre at the University of San Diego, will speak at the September meeting about the basic elements of drama (protagonist, antagonist, tension, conflict…) that we can use in any of our writing.

More details at: https://sdwritersguild.org/

 

September 25 (Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.) — Society of Professional Journalist San Diego presents a panel on Investigative reporting – Tips and tricks for reporting groundbreaking investigations at the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd. San Diego 92101. Go to Shiley Suite on the 9th floor. Free parking in library garage with validation stamp in lobby.

How does an investigative reporter find good stories? How do you get reluctant sources to talk on the record? When you're drowning in documents, data and interviews, how do you stay organized? These are just a few of the questions SPJ's Better Journalism Workshop will answer with investigative reporters Amy Julia Harris (Reveal) and Amy Brittain (The Washington Post). The talk will be moderated by KPBS reporter Andrew Bowen.

Bring your questions or send them in advance to spjsandiego@gmail.com. And let us know on Facebook if you’re coming!

 

September 29 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the PUBLISHERS AND WRITERS OF SAN DIEGO. In this informative talk, Krista Clive-Smith will show you why it’s not just important, but critical to develop a powerful Personal Brand as an author. From establishing yourself as an expert to leveraging your brand for new book deals and speaking engagements, your personal brand allows you to share your authentic self, create connection and garner followers and a greater engagement with your readers.

Carlsbad Dove Library, 1775 Dove Ln., Carlsbad,CA 92011

Read more at: http://publisherswriters.org/

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LINKS

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SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS
In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.

http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP
https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Writers/

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:
https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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The READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR of literary events is published weekly in East County Magazine at the following URL: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events. It can also be read at http://SDWriteWay.org.

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with Month, Date, (Weekday, Event Time) first. Deadline is the Thursday before Sunday. Send us your address if you wish to receive a copy of this weekly eZine. — Sam Warren, column editor