SAN DIEGO WRITEWAY CALENDAR: NOV. 3-8, 2012

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November 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- For complete Calendar, go to www.SDWriteWay.org

For Readers

NOVEMBER


 

November 5 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Fellow of National Security at the Pacific Council on International Policy, Michael Keane, who will discuss and sign his book Patton: Blood, Guts, and Prayer. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed the author's most current book must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: In Patton: Blood, Guts and Prayer, author Michael Keane takes readers on a journey through Patton's career in three parts: his military prowess, his inspirational bravery, and his faith. Known more for his profanity than his prayers, Patton is one of few books to shed light on a little-known facet of Patton's personality: his deep faith and religious beliefs.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com.

November 7 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host award-winning writer and filmmaker Phil Cousineau, who will discuss and sign his book The Painted Word. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, the author's most current book must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: Cousineau, linguistic detective and dictionary delver, is back with a priceless treasury of word stories and literary obscura that will enchant any lover of language. The words themselves range from the commonplace, such as "biscuit," a twice-baked cake for Roman soldiers, to loanwords like "chaparral," courtesy of Basque shepherds who came to the American West; from word-reversals such as "silly," which evolved from "holy" to "goofy" in a mere thousand years, and to words well worthy of revival, such as "carrytale," a wandering storyteller. Cousineau's journey through the history and mystery of words will enlighten as it delights.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com.

Thursday, November 8 (6:30 pm) — Warwick's will host representatives from Random House, Penguin, PGW, and Macmillan as they discuss new trends in reading and the best upcoming titles from their respective publishing houses. This event is free and open to the public.


 

Background: Have you ever wondered how bookstores pick the books they carry? Or what upcoming books are must reads? Well, on Thursday, November 8th at 6:30pm you will get your chance, as representatives from Publishers PGW, Penguin, Macmillan, and Random House come to Warwick's to give YOU the skinny on their favorite books of the season, what you MUST read, and the best upcoming titles. So stop on by for Warwick's annual Publisher's Rep Night, and get reading recommendations from our favorite book people in the world...our reps!

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

For Writers

NEWS

San Diego Public Library's Local Authors Exhibit

The Library is calling our resident authors for submissions. If your book was originally published in 2012, we would like to display it in the exhibit, which will run the entire month of February 2013 in the lobby of the Central Library.

For information and to register for this event, please visit the San Diego Local Authors webpage (also accessible from the San Diego Public Library’s web site, www.sandiegolibrary.org under the PROGRAMS & EVENTS tab) then mail your book(s) to: SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY, ATTN: Rachel Esguerra, 820 E Street, San Diego, CA 92101-6478.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT BOOKS IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2012. All submissions to the Local Authors Exhibit become gifts to the San Diego Public Library for possible inclusion in the collection. After submitting your book, you will receive an acknowledgement and information regarding an exclusive exhibit preview and reception, a great networking opportunity.

Please share this message with friends, family and fellow writers that may be interested in this event and in joining the San Diego Public Library’s Local Authors mailing list. Also, like the SDPL Central Library Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/SDPL-Central-Library/134245953252231).

Be sure to add resguerra@sandiego.gov to your Contacts so that further San Diego Local Authors correspondence does not end up in your junk mail. If you have any additional questions or comments feel free to contact me at 619.236.5817 or resguerra@sandiego.gov/.

Book Festivals


 

The 2013 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring. Entry forms are available online at http://sanfranciscobookfestival.com.

The 2013 Great Southwest Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring season. For more information, visit www.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com or email bruce@greatsouthwestbookfestival.com.

THE DREAM QUEST ONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone that loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone!

Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write short story five pages maximum, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction. Multiple entries are accepted. (http://www.dreamquestone.com) Postmark deadline: January 13, 2013.

For additional information, visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

NOVEMBER

November 8 (Thursday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm) — SDWI Writer’s Bootcamp Series is a new series of workshops with Marni Freedman packed with only the most potent, valuable information guaranteed to kick your writing practice up a notch.

The Secrets of Pitching Your Novel or Screenplay – Part of the Writer’s Boot Camp Series. Come learn the essential secrets of pitching your novel or screenplay with Marni. http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=4738 or www.creativetips4writers.wordpress.com.

Sam Warren is the publisher and editor of www.SDWriteWay.org. Visit the site for additional news and calendar events for both Readers and Writers.

 

 


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