SAN DIEGO WRITEWAY'S LITERARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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October 27, 2012 (San Diego) – News and calendar items for San Diego County Book Lovers starting next month and continuing through December.

For Readers

November 1 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Music Director and Conductor of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, Steven Schick, who will lead a discussion on Wallace Stegner's masterpiece Angle of Repose in conjunction of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus's 2012-13 season. Attendees will also have a chance to enter a special drawing to win Symphony tickets. This event is free and open to the public. A portion of the sales from this event will go to the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus.

Background: Just as "The Great American Novel" explores not just the space of art, but also of society, of ourselves, a musical reflection upon it seeks a similar illumination. We at the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus have chosen Wallace Stegner's masterful Angle of Repose as the center of gravity for our 2012-13 season. Indeed as the novel engages a dialogue between generations I would like to explore the tumultuous rites of passage as one historical era in classical music yields to another. For example, Angle of Repose highlights the question of how the heroic independence of an earlier age is mapped onto the cultural landscape of a subsequent one. As a response we have paired a Beethoven symphony ("The Eroica") and an experimental work by John Cage on the same program. What would these works say to each other? Could they find a way to occupy the same space at the same time? In these questions, among others, we will explore Angle of Repose as a constant mirror to the music we play and the lives we lead.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037 

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com.

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 book stores 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

November 9 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker, Adriana Trigiani, who will discuss and sign her book The Shoemaker's Wife. This event is free and open to the public, however Reserved Seating is available, please call the Warwick's Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 for details. In order to be signed, the author's most current book must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: The fateful first meeting of Enza and Ciro takes place amid the haunting majesty of the Italian Alps at the turn of the last century. Still teenagers, they are separated when Ciro is banished from his village and sent to hide in New York's Little Italy, apprenticed to a shoemaker, leaving a bereft Enza behind. But when her own family faces disaster, she too, is forced to emigrate to America. Though destiny will reunite the star-crossed lovers, it will just as abruptly, separate them once again – sending Ciro off to serve in World War I, while Enza is drawn into the glamorous world of the opera . . . and into the life of the international singing sensation Enrico Caruso. Still, Enza and Ciro have been touched by fate--and, ultimately, the power of their love will change their lives forever.

A riveting historical epic of love and family, war and loss, risk and destiny, inspired by the author's own family history, The Shoemaker's Wife is the novel Adriana Trigiani was born to write.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

November 10 (Saturday, 11:00 am) — Warwick's will host Newbery Medal-winning children's author Kate DiCamillo who will be discussing and signing her children's novels at the La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave.. This event is free and open to the public, however in order to be signed, a Kate DiCamillo book must be purchased from Warwick's. Signing line passes will be distributed upon purchase of any DiCamillo title from Warwick's. Please note that due to time constraints only 2 books brought from home can be signed.

Background: Kate DiCamillo is the acclaimed author of many books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux, winner of the Newbery Medal; Because of Winn-Dixie, a Newbery Honor Book; and The Tiger Rising, a National Book Award finalist. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Location

La Jolla Library

7555 Draper Avenue

La Jolla, CA 92037

November 13 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Associate Professor, Department of Cognitive Science at UCSD, Benjamin Bergen, who will discuss and sign his book Louder Then Words. 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: Whether it's brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion, or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning – a uniquely human magic trick in which you vibrate your vocal cords to make your innermost thoughts pop up in someone else's mind. You can use it to talk about all sorts of things – from your new labradoodle puppy to the expansive gardens at Versailles, from Roger Federer's backhand to things that don't exist at all, like flying pigs. And when you talk, your listener fills in lots of details you didn't mention – the curliness of the dog's fur or the vast statuary on the grounds of the French palace. What's the trick behind this magic? How does meaning work? In Louder than Words, cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen draws together a decade's worth of research in psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience to offer a new theory of how our minds make meaning.

When we hear words and sentences, Bergen contends, we engage the parts of our brain that we use for perception and action, repurposing these evolutionarily older networks to create simulations in our minds. These embodied simulations, as they're called, are what makes it possible for us to become better baseball players by merely visualizing a well-executed swing; what allows us to remember which cupboard the diapers are in without looking, and what makes it so hard to talk on a cell phone while we're driving on the highway. Meaning is more than just knowing definitions of words, as others have previously argued. In understanding language, our brains engage in a creative process of constructing rich mental worlds in which we see, hear, feel, and act. Through whimsical examples and ingenious experiments, Bergen leads us on a virtual tour of the new science of embodied cognition. A brilliant account of our human capacity to understand language, Louder than Words will profoundly change how you read, speak, and listen.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

November 14 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host acclaimed debut novelist Teresa Link, who will discuss and sign Denting the Bosch. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, the book must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: A gorgeously written, sharp debut novel about three middle-aged couples who find themselves unmoored in the prime of their lives. Three couples in San Diego, best friends, empty nesters living the California dream, have reached a tipping point. With the blurry years of child rearing and corporate ladder-climbing over, each pair is finally free to enjoy the golden years together. Until two of the husbands suddenly announce they want a divorce. As marriages and friendships unravel and the prosperity of the last few decades spins toward financial meltdown, Adele, Maggie and Sylvia find their carefully established footholds and expectations crumbling.

Denting the Bosch marks the debut of a talented new voice, and offers an alternatively hilarious and devastating assessment of modern life, marriage, middle age, friendship, money, sex and the American Dream.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

November 15 (Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm) — You are invited to Authors Under the Stars! sponsored by the Old Town Gift Co! Please RSVP by replying to: oldtowngiftco@gmail.com.

This special event is for literature buffs to meet and greet some of San Diego’s most popular local authors. Authors Under the Stars is a free event in Old Town’s Fiesta de Reyes and will showcase five local authors in the open-air courtyard with complimentary appetizers.

Authors Under the Stars will feature the following local authors: Tom Kirkbride, author of the AR approved GAMADIN series, Diana Lindsay, author of Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, Garner Palenske, author of Wyatt Earp in San Diego: Life after Tombstone, R.D. Riccoboni, artist and author of The Big Picture: The Seven Step Guide For Creative Success In Business, and Cindy Truelove, budding author of Walking Naked. Guests will get to hear these authors discuss their works in the intimate, outdoor setting of the Fiesta de Reyes courtyard under the autumn night sky.

The event will also feature a question-and-answer portion and opportunities for one-on-one conversations and book signings with each author. A signed book from a local author would be a great gift, and a great addition to your collection at home.

November 15 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host debut author Edward Cozza, who will discuss and sign his novel Nowhere Yet. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, the book must be purchased from Warwick's.

Background: When Rex calls after years of being incommunicado, his best friend Grant is hesitant to accept his invitation. Just like the old days, Rex knows the buttons to push. He has invited Annie, the woman Grant thought he was going to marry. Former friends and lost loves reconnect on a long, playful and soul searching weekend in Palm Springs. Each discovering they hold hopes long forgotten, each hold fears that the best times of their lives may have already passed by. The mending of emotional fences take them further than they thought possible. Rekindled feelings and new awakenings show them some paths not previously considered. After all these years, all these lives, all this time, is it possible that the best of their lives is yet to come?

All agree to meet, and sparks of longing, anger, uncertainty and love combine to commence considerable flames burning in all of them. The introduction of a couple of new personalities to the mix, give them additional viewpoints to their lives to consider. Annie's friend Kat, gives her wisdom to help stabilize the situation. An intuitive, Isobelle, meets and gives the wayward friends a great deal to think about in how they are to address the future. Grant's aching for Annie, Rex's hunger for crazy adventures, Annie's longing for a normal life, and Isobelle's sudden attraction to Grant, make for an exciting mingling of everyone's emotions, and the hopes of a future void of the uncertainty they have all been holding.

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

November 30 (Friday, 6:30 pm) — Warwick's will host an evening of book signing, beer and food tastings from Chef's Press' latest book Brew Food. This event is free and open to the public, ages 21 & up.

Background: Brew Food celebrates the incredible range and versatility of beer and its adaptability to the home kitchen. The book highlights the culinary creativity of chefs, dessertiers, pro brewers, brewery staffers, restaurateurs, and craft-beer-bar owners. It provides recipes that will inspire cooks of all skill levels and interests - everything from Hefeweizen-Coriander Baked Sea Bass to Quad-Braised Osso Buco to Spicy IPA Burgers and IPA Mac-n-Cheese.

Includes more than 90 recipes from pro brewers (AleSmith, Aztec, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Hess, Iron Fist, Karl Strauss, Lightning, Manzanita, Mission, Monkey Paw, Mother Earth, New English, Port/The Lost Abbey, Rock Bottom, San Diego Brewing, Stone), restaurants (Bo-Beau, Bunz, Gingham, Handlery Hotel San Diego, The Marine Room, MIHO Gastrotruck, Local Habit, The Grill at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, PubCakes, Ritual Tavern, Riviera Supper Club, Searsucker, SOL Markets, Urban Solace, Urge Gastropub, Vine Cottage Restaurant) and great craft beer bars (Churchill's, Company Pub, Hamilton's, High Dive, O'Brien's, Small Bar, Tiger! Tiger!, Toronado).

Location

Warwick’s

7812 Girard Avenue

La Jolla, Ca 92037

Ph. (858) 454-0347

www.warwicks.com

COMING ATTRACTIONS

December 6 (Thursday, 4:30 – 8:30 pm) — Sunbelt Publications Holiday Open House Party!

Featured Speakers: Nicholas Clapp author of Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of the Last Frontier, Jon Rebman author of Baja California Plant Field Guide, and Todd Wirths author of Picacho and the Cargo Muchachos: Guns, Gold and Geology of Eastern Imperial County.

Come nosh and mingle with us in the Sunbelt warehouse. Enjoy our festive atmosphere and hear our newest authors as they share their latest books and wisdom. For additional information, contact Maria T. Groschup-Black at 619-258-4905 X 114 or email maria@sunbeltpub.com. Location: 1256 Fayette Street in El Cajon.

For Writers

NEWS

The San Diego Public Library's 47th Annual 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/.

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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. (www.dreamquestone.com) Postmark deadline: January 13, 2013.

Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. All contest winners works will be published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on February 23, 2013.

Entry fees: $10 per short story, $5 per poem. To send entries by mail: Include title of poem(s) or story(ies), name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself) on the coversheet; add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: "DREAMQUESTONE.COM"- Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654. Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

COMING ATTRACTIONS

November 2-4 — The 2012 La Jolla Writers Conference is partnering with Mysterious Galaxy at the 12th annual conference at Paradise Point Resort & Spa. Welcoming writers of all levels of experience and various goals, the conference offers community, intimate classes, personalized attention, ambiance, and a dedicated and outstanding faculty. The annual LJWC continues to provide an intensive experience where writing becomes habit, habit breeds success, and writers become authors.

Mysterious Galaxy customers are welcome to take advantage of an exclusive $50 discount by clicking on the LJWC Registration Special.  

November 3 (Saturday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm) — LIT - WEST COAST STUDIO FOR WRITERS Presents: Jumpstart Your Creative Brilliance: Reclaiming the Writer Within.

This exercise-based workshop will invite you to reclaim, recharge and re-ignite your inner brilliance.  The right kind of exercises can unlock and expose the obsessions necessary to create great writing.  Alice LaPlante proposes that “Contrary to what you might think, absolute freedom isn't always the most beneficial to creativity.  Instead, what psychologists and scientists are finding is that constraints, or limits in choices, are often more conducive to creativity than the blank page (or empty computer screen).” You have so much to say and the words are just waiting to be invited to the surface.  Unleash the passionate, productive writer within!

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 the essential secrets of pitching your novel or screenplay with Marni. http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=4738 or www.creativetips4writers.wordpress.com.

November 22 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — Monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDW/EG). See their website at http://sdwritersguild.org for location and directions. Our speaker will be the well-known verbavoir known for A Way with Words, Richard Lederer.

March 25, 2013 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — Monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDW/EG). See their website at http://sdwritersguild.org for location and directions.

We are delighted that Guild member and former San Diego U-T copy editor Dave Feldman has agreed to be their speaker — Dave will speak about his experiences in the journalistic/communications world outside U.S — touching on other subjects.

April 22, 2013 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — Monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild (SDW/EG). See their website at http://sdwritersguild.org for location and directions.

David Brin is a scientist, speaker, and world-known author. His novels have been New York Times Bestsellers, winning multiple Hugo, Nebula and other awards. At least a dozen have been translated into more than twenty languages.

His 1989 ecological thriller, Earth, foreshadowed global warming, cyber-warfare and near-future trends such as the World Wide Web. A 1998 movie, directed by Kevin Costner, was loosely based on The Postman. Startide Rising won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel. The Uplift War also won the Hugo Award. His non-fiction book, The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Freedom and Privacy? deals with secrecy in the modern world.

An acknowledged free thinker and futurologist, David is a long-time resident of north San Diego County. He frequently appears on public television programs.

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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