SAN DIEGO WRITEWAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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September 19, 2012 (San Diego) --NOTE TO READERS: The SDWriteWay webzine is temporarily down for maintenance. Below are events for late September and October. — Sam Warren, editor

September 20 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — Join Dr. Jon Rebman, author of Baja California Plant Field Guide at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Time to be announced.

September 21 ( Friday, 7:30 pm) — At the Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido, Gillan, the founder and editor of The Paterson Literary Review will be joined by Penny Perry, Rae Rose, Steve McDonald and San Diego Poetry Annual Regional Editors Robt O'Sullivan Schleith, Olga Garcia, Terry Spohn and Jon Wesick. An all-star lineup of poets from the San Diego Poetry Annual 2011-12 will surround Gillan on each night. Time permitting, the mic will be open for poets who have contributed to the San Diego Poetry Annual. For additional information: info@sosayweallonline.com.
 
September 23 (Sunday, 2012, 7:00 pm) — The San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry presents a Lecture by Robert Shaeffer entitled The Men In Black and Other UFO Conspiracies.
 
Robert Shaeffer has been a columnist for the Skeptical Inquirer for more than thirty years. He is one of skepticism's top investigators and is a leading expert on UFOs, psychic research, cryptozoology, etc. Highlights from his " Psychic Vibrations" column have been published recently as a book of the same name. Robert blogs at www.BadUFOs.com; his website is www.debunker.com.
 
Location: Joyce Beers Uptown Community Center, with entrance at 4065 Vermont Street, 2 blocks north of University Avenue in the Hillcrest area, near Ralphs and Trader Joe’s markets. If a GPS device is used to find the Center, you will end up at 1220 Cleveland Ave, which has no entrance to the Center! No cost parking is available in the underground parking structure.
 
The lecture is free, but a voluntary donation of $5 is suggested. Join them at 6 pm for a social hour. Bring your own dinner or snack if you like.

All poets (first-time & seasoned), listeners, & kinds of poetry welcome, including rhyme, free verse, limericks, haiku, and more. Read your work and/or the work of others. Or, simply enjoy the variety of poets and styles.

September 23 (Sunday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm) — Free Open Air Poetry Reading by Poetry Grove Poets Read/Hear Poems Under Towering Trees, in San Diego's Balboa Park. Enjoy the peaceful setting: no espresso machines! No fees, no sign-up, nothing to buy, no microphone. Lean your bike against a tree; free parking close by for motorized vehicles; near public transportation.

Each poet may have two to five turns, reading 1 or 2 poems per turn. Bring up to 10 poems. Sit on the hardened clay Poetry Bench or bring a blanket or chair. Find us 5 blocks north of Laurel Street , ¾ of a block east of Sixth Avenue , ¼ block west of Balboa Drive , 150 feet north of Quince. Search for 2 back-to-back garden sheds and the clay Poetry Bench beneath a grove of tall magnolia trees. For more detailed directions, location, a photo of the Bench where many of us sit, and more: http://www.PoetryGrove.weebly.com.

Questions? Want to receive semi-monthly e-mailed reminders? Send first name & last name or initial to: Terra Lepore, PoetryGrove@att.net

September 24 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author and actress Danica McKellar, who will discuss and sign her latest book Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, the author's most current title must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: New York Times bestselling author and mathematician Danica McKellar tackles all the angles-and curves-of geometry.

In her three previous bestselling books Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, and Hot X: Algebra Exposed!, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype by showing girls how to ace their math classes and feel cool while doing it. Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, her fourth book, Girls Get Curves, shows her readers how to feel confident, get in the driver's seat, and master the core concepts of high school geometry, including congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, proofs, theorems, and more!

Combining reader favorites like personality quizzes, fun doodles, real-life testimonials from successful women, and stories about her own experiences with illuminating step-by-step math lessons, Girls Get Curves will make girls feel like Danica is their own personal tutor.

As hundreds of thousands of girls already know, Danica's irreverent, lighthearted approach opens the door to math success and higher scores, while also boosting their self-esteem in all areas of life. Girls Get Curves makes geometry understandable, relevant, and maybe even a little (gasp!) fun for girls.

Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

September 27 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — East County Prose & Poetry Open Mic: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Space Bar . Sign-ups start at 7:00 pm with show at 7:30 pm. John Wolf: johnwolf.lobo@gmail.com

September 27 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles, who will discuss and sign Rules of Civility. This event is free and open to the public, although Reserved Seating is available. Please call Warwick's (858) 454-0347 for more information.

Background: This sophisticated and entertaining first novel presents the story of a young woman whose life is on the brink of transformation. On the last night of 1937, twenty-five-year-old Katey Kontent is in a second-rate Greenwich Village jazz bar when Tinker Grey, a handsome banker, happens to sit down at the neighboring table. This chance encounter and its startling consequences propel Katey on a year-long journey into the upper echelons of New York society-where she will have little to rely upon other than a bracing wit and her own brand of cool nerve. With its sparkling depiction of New York's social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.

OCTOBER

October 5 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — The First Fridays will meet at Lestats On Park for DimeStories which are 3-minutes stories read by the author. Equal parts seductive and tiny, DimeStories are funny. They’re heartwrenching. They’re fictional or factual but, either way, they’re all true. Never been to DimeStories? Here’s how it works. You arrive a little early (to put your name in, get a coffee and claim a good seat on the couch). Sign up to read and/or sit back to listen. Names are chosen randomly from the bucket. A good time is had by all. Questions? Visit the DimeStories website or email. Hosted by David Raines. Cost: $5.00 and no registration required.

October 6 (Saturday, 10:30 to 5:30 pm) — The Seventh Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair will be held on the patio outside the Saville Theater, where a terrific program of authors will be reading and presenting throughout the day. The fair will be advertised on KSDS Jazz 88 and other stations, and posters and postcards will be put up to advertise the event. For more information, go to San Diego City College International Book Fair. Local authors will sell their books to attendees of the book fair. If you have any questions. Contact: Karla@readlocal.org.

October 9 (Tuesday , 9:00-9:30 amBette Pegas Slide Show. Join Dr. Jon Rebman, author of Baja California Plant Field Guide for a reception and lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum in the Charmaine and Maurice Kaplan Theater (1788 El Prado, San Diego, 92101). RSVP's are required, this event will sell out quickly. Please visit The Natural History Museum for more information.

October 11 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — East County Prose & Poetry Open Mic: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Space Bar . Sign-ups start at 7pm with show at 7:30 pm.John Wolf: johnwolf.lobo@gmail.com

October 13 (Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm) —A Word With You Press is hosting its 2nd Annual Arts Clash at 802 S. Tremont St. The day will offer eight artists displaying their work and eight writers presenting their work and answering questions. Food and beverages will be available and there will be a raffle for various prizes. A DJ will be providing the music and there will be spoken word performances from Glassless Minds. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Kid Expression. For more information contact Thorn at 760-967-9673 or visit www.AWordWithYouPress.com.

October 16 (Tuesday, 7:00 – 9:00 pm) — A Poetry Open Mic with the flavor of San Diego’s original Poetic Brew, set in the warm and friendly venue of Rebecca’s Coffeehouse in South Park. Read up to 3 poems or for 3 minutes and 33 seconds. There’s sure to be some of your favorite locals reading, plus a different feature poet each month. So bring your good stuff and take the Open Mic stage. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by the warm and friendly Eber Lambert.

October 17 (Wednesday, 1:00 pm) — Bette Pegas Slide Show. Join author Bette Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos at the Marine Corps Air Station children's library in Miramar. Bette will show slides and talk about the islands to pre-schoolers. Exclusively for MCAS children.

October 19 thru 21 (10am to noon) —  Borrego Fest Anza Borrego Desert State Park. October is finally here and it's time for our biggest annual desert event. Join us in the Anza Borrego Desert for 3 days of camping, 4x4 trail runs, and hiking. We will also be offering Amateur Radio License testing on Sunday for all levels from. The "not to be missed" pot luck dinner and campfire will be on Saturday evening. On Friday evening Diana and Lowell Lindsay will be joining us for a presentation on one of Anza Borrego's most famous past residents – Marshal South.

This is a family friendly event and an opportunity for us to meet the family members we never get to see on the trail. This year we will be located at the Butterfield Ranch Resort, located just outside the Park boundary. The Ranch is equipped with full hookups for RV's, pleanty of tent camping, showers, and a well stocked store. For more information visit Outdoor Adventure USA. There is a fee for camping but not for the runs.

October 21 (Sunday, 5:00 pm) — Jack Innis Presentation. Join Jack Innis, author of the Torrey Pines Hermit, Religious Cave Artist and of San Diego Legends at the Alpine Historial Society (2116 Tavern Rd, Alpine, 91901). Dinner at 5:00-6:00 pm, $8.50 (Please RSVP), program at 6:00, free.

October 25 (Thursday, 7:00 pm) — East County Prose & Poetry Open Mic: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at Space Bar . Sign-ups start at 7pm with show at 7:30 pm.John Wolf: johnwolf.lobo@gmail.com

October 28 (Sunday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm) — Free Open Air Poetry Reading by the Poetry Grove Poets, Read/Hear Poems Under Towering Trees, in San Diego's Balboa Park. Enjoy the peaceful setting: no espresso machines! No fees, no sign-up, nothing to buy, no microphone. Lean your bike against a tree; free parking close by for motorized vehicles; near public transportation.

All poets (first-time & seasoned), listeners, & kinds of poetry welcome, including rhyme, free verse, limericks, haiku, and more. Read your work and/or the work of others. Or, simply enjoy the variety of poets and styles.

Each poet may have two to five turns, reading 1 or 2 poems per turn. Bring up to 10 poems. Sit on the hardened clay Poetry Bench or bring a blanket or chair. Find us 5 blocks north of Laurel Street , ¾ of a block east of Sixth Avenue , ¼ block west of Balboa Drive , 150 feet north of Quince. Search for 2 back-to-back garden sheds and the clay Poetry Bench beneath a grove of tall magnolia trees. For more detailed directions, location, a photo of the Bench where many of us sit, and more: http://www.PoetryGrove.weebly.com.

Questions? Want to receive semi-monthly e-mailed reminders? Send first name & last name or initial to: Terra Lepore, PoetryGrove@att.net.

Writers

SEPTEMBER

September 22 (Saturday, 3:00 to 6:00 pm) — In the Winn Room of the Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Trish Dugger, Mai Lon Gittelsohn and San Diego Poetry Annual Regional Editors Brandon Cesmat and Seretta Martin will join Gillan. Celebrated poet Steve Kowit will open the reading with a brief "how to write poetry" presentation, based on his acclaimed book, In the Palm of Your Hand. Time permitting, the mic will be open for poets who have contributed to the San Diego Poetry Annual. For additional information: info@sosayweallonline.com.

September 23 (Sunday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm) — Free Open Air Poetry Reading by Poetry Grove Poets Read/Hear Poems Under Towering Trees, in San Diego's Balboa Park. Enjoy the peaceful setting: no espresso machines! No fees, no sign-up, nothing to buy, no microphone. Lean your bike against a tree; free parking close by for motorized vehicles; near public transportation.

All poets (first-time & seasoned), listeners, & kinds of poetry welcome, including rhyme, free verse, limericks, haiku, and more. Read your work and/or the work of others. Or, simply enjoy the variety of poets and styles.

Each poet may have two to five turns, reading 1 or 2 poems per turn. Bring up to 10 poems. Sit on the hardened clay Poetry Bench or bring a blanket or chair. Find us 5 blocks north of Laurel Street , ¾ of a block east of Sixth Avenue , ¼ block west of Balboa Drive , 150 feet north of Quince. Search for 2 back-to-back garden sheds and the clay Poetry Bench beneath a grove of tall magnolia trees. For more detailed directions, location, a photo of the Bench where many of us sit, and more: http://www.PoetryGrove.weebly.com.

Questions? Want to receive semi-monthly e-mailed reminders? Send first name & last name or initial to: Terra Lepore, PoetryGrove@att.net

September 24 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — What can you expect from an editor? What, exactly, does an editor do? Get the answer to these questions and many more on from Shirley Clukey, president of San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN), and Larry Edwards, a professional book editor, judge for the San Diego Book Awards, and winner of the 2012 San Diego Book Awards. Come prepared to be educated and entertained.

Literary agents and book publishers receive tens of thousands of submissions a year. Only a fraction of them are picked up. How do those few rise to the top? Good story telling, for sure. But as one literary agent famously said, if I see one typo in a manuscript, I stop reading and go on to the next one. Manuscripts are also rejected for improper formatting, bad grammar, awkward syntax, "plot holes," and a through-line that wanders off course, leaving the reader baffled. And in this era of the self-publishing juggernaut, authors who have no fear of rejection by an agent or publisher often get scathing reviews from readers who point out these same shortfalls.

September 29 (Saturday, 10:00 am to noon — Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD) will hold its monthly meeting on at the Carlsbad Library, 1775 Dove Lane. The topic for the meeting is How to Communicate with More Success and Less Stress: The Publishers & Writers Edition. The presenter is Sarita Maybin, author, international speaker, and communication expert.

In this interactive presentation she will explain how to communicate in a way that gets ideas heard and encourages the cooperation of others. She will also discuss how to keep the contagious effect of naysayers’ negativity from rubbing off and how to set limits with people who make unreasonable demands. Sarita will share her Top 10 Positive Communication Phrases and three ways to say “NO” nicely! Anyone interested or involved in writing, editing, publishing, designing, or anything related to books is welcome to attend. Members cost $10, non-members $15. Visit www.PublishersWriters.org for more information and to register for the meeting.

OCTOBER

October 15 (Monday) — Submission deadline for the 2012-13 San Diego Poetry Annual. You can submit any new, previously unpublished work directly to one of our Regional Editors (or to gardenoakpress@earthlink.net and your submission will be forwarded to a Regional Editor for consideration).

Diane Wakoski will be the Featured Poet with 6 new poems. Poets who have also already submitted new work include Ellen Bass and last year's Featured Poet Marge Piercy.For complete submission information, visit our website www.sandiegopoetryannual.com.

October 28 (Sunday, 3:00 to 4:00 pm) — Free Open Air Poetry Reading by the Poetry Grove Poets, Read/Hear Poems Under Towering Trees, in San Diego's Balboa Park. Enjoy the peaceful setting: no espresso machines! No fees, no sign-up, nothing to buy, no microphone. Lean your bike against a tree; free parking close by for motorized vehicles; near public transportation.

All poets (first-time & seasoned), listeners, & kinds of poetry welcome, including rhyme, free verse, limericks, haiku, and more. Read your work and/or the work of others. Or, simply enjoy the variety of poets and styles.

Each poet may have two to five turns, reading 1 or 2 poems per turn. Bring up to 10 poems. Sit on the hardened clay Poetry Bench or bring a blanket or chair. Find us 5 blocks north of Laurel Street , ¾ of a block east of Sixth Avenue , ¼ block west of Balboa Drive , 150 feet north of Quince. Search for 2 back-to-back garden sheds and the clay Poetry Bench beneath a grove of tall magnolia trees. For more detailed directions, location, a photo of the Bench where many of us sit, and more: http://www.PoetryGrove.weebly.com.

Questions? Want to receive semi-monthly e-mailed reminders? Send first name & last name or initial to: Terra Lepore, PoetryGrove@att.net.