News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers July 1 thru July 8, 2012
July 5 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) – Warwick's will host writer and photographer Mark Johnson who will discuss and sign his book Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life. 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: From winter training camp on the cobbled lanes of medieval Girona, Spain, to hard-earned stage victories in July's Tour de France, to flesh-shredding crashes at the Tour of Spain in September, Argyle Armada: Behind the Scenes of the Pro Cycling Life delivers an unprecedented look at America's most celebrated cycling team. Embedded with Garmin-Cervelo for its entire 2011 season, writer-photographer Mark Johnson brilliantly chronicles the team's most intimate personal dramas and its public celebrations.
More than a book about racing, Argyle Armada is a portrait of life as a member of a pro cycling team during a time of painful transition for the sport. Johnson unveils the dramatic forces that Garmin-Cervelo must navigate as team founder Jonathan Vaughters tries to push forward his vision of a reformed sport. Along the way, countless difficult decisions must be made to keep the team competitive in the chase for ProTour points, money, respect, and fame. With all-access insight and spectacular color images, Argyle Armada offers an unprecedented look inside a team battling for the future of professional cycling.
Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.com.
July 7 (Saturday, 7:00 pm) – Washington, D.C. poet Joseph Ross will read from his new book Meeting Bone Man at D.G.Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.
Joseph Ross’ poems appear in many anthologies including Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion and Spirituality, Come Together: Imagine Peace, Full Moon on K Street, and Poetic Voices 1 and 2. His work also appears in a variety of journals including Poet Lore, TidalBasin Review, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Drumvoices Revue, and Sojourners. He has read at the Library of Congress and been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. An early member of D.C. Poets Against the War, he co-edited Cut Loose The Body: An Anthology of Poems on Torture and Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib. He founded and directs the Writing Center at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. and has taught writing at American University. “These poems by Joseph Ross in Meeting Bone Man read like translations – not from another language, but from a separate way of being, of understanding. Ross writes his way into the depths of the world in which we live, respecting and properly naming each similarity and difference for what it is – sometimes, for what it should be. This is a lovely book of poems.”
July 7 (Saturday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) – Reading and Discussion (Free Event). Join us as we host debut writer Dominic Carrillo reading from his debut novel To Be Frank Diego. http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=3958.
July 7 (Saturday, 4:00 pm) – Warwick's will host author Michael Maloney and Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Lee Phillip Bell, along with actors Heather Tom (The Bold and The Beautiful) and Christian LeBlanc (The Young and The Restless) who will be signing copies of The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell. This is a ticketed signing. In order to be signed the book must be purchased from Warwick's. A Complimentary ticket admitting two, will be given with the purchase of The Young and Restless Life of William J. Bell.
Background: For the first time fans will be able to discover the true stories behind the creation and growth of the most popular and iconic soap operas of all time, and they'll learn about the man behind their favorite storylines. Filled with dramatic turns, dangerous risks, and an overall devotion to bringing life to the show, this biography will offer fans a backstage pass to the fascinating world of soaps! Bill Bell worked from a love of his characters and his family, and was never afraid to fight for what he knew to be important to both. For any fans of Bill's shows or anyone working on creating dramas, this is an unprecedented look into the life of one of the men who did it best.
Warwick's, 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347| www.warwicks.com.
July 8 (Sun. 1:00 to 2:00 pm) – Free Open Air Poetry Reading, Poetry Grove Poets, in San Diego's Balboa Park. Read/Hear Poems under Towering Trees. Enjoy the peaceful setting: no espresso machines! No fees, no sign-up, nothing to buy, no microphone. Lean your bike against a tree trunk; free parking close by for motorcycles& cars; 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 – and a jacket (it's cooler under the trees).
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 initial to: Terra Lepore, PoetryGrove@att.net.
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July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Mondays 7:00pm - 900: pm) — Fiction Workshop: Structure with Robin Tung. In this 5-week workshop we will focus primarily on shaping fiction to set up characters, build tension, and answer the questions we raise in our stories. http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=3826
July 7 and 14 (Saturdays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm) — Turning Points: Writing Personal Narrative Essays with Judy Reeves. In the first session of this two-part workshop, we’ll embark on expeditions to discover, uncover, recover those moments of change in our lives–both large and small and through workshop writing exercises generate the beginnings (or middles or ends/epiphanies) — of personal narrative pieces. http://www.sandiegowriters.org/?p=3791
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