WRITER'S CALENDAR, NEWS AND LITERARY EVENTS

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September 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- News and Calendar Items for San Diego County Book Lovers August 22 October 28, 2012
SEPTEMBER
September 4 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will host writer and entrepreneur Chris Guillebeau, who will discuss and sign his book The $100 Startup. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed the book must be purchased from Warwick's.



Background: In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose - and earn a good living.

Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth - he's already visited more than 175 nations - and yet he's never held a "real job" or earned a regular paycheck. Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.



There are many others like Chris - those who've found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful. Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn't depend on shelving what you currently do. You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful.



In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he's chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.



Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who've learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment. It's all about finding the intersection between your "expertise" - even if you don't consider it such  –  and what other people will pay for. You don't need an MBA, a business plan or even employees. All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid. Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick. Among Chris's key principles: if you're good at one thing, you're probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish - sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins. In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold. Today, we know that it's up to us to change our lives. And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs. This remarkable book will start you on your way.



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

September 6 (Thursday, 4:00 pm) —  Warwick's will host founder of In Touch Ministries Dr. Charles Stanley, who will sign his book The Ultimate Conversation. This is a ticketed signing. A complimentary ticket, admitting 2 adults will be given with the purchase of The Ultimate Conversation from Warwick's. 



Background: According to author Charles Stanley, the power of faith-filled prayer influences not only the lives of those prayed for, but also the life of the one who prays. But many feel inadequate to pray or don't know exactly how to go about it. The Ultimate Conversation speaks both to those who are comfortable with prayer and have been praying for years, as well as to those who are new to the practice. With biblical teaching on the kinds of prayer, the how-to of prayer, and the blessings of prayer, this book offers promises of peace and hope through a closer relationship with God. Readers will learn the importance of prayer, the many ways to approach God, the different kinds of prayer, why some prayers are not answered, how to deal with doubt, and more.



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

September 12 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will host professor and Chair of History at San Diego State University, Joanne Ferraro, who will discuss and sign her book Venice: History of the Floating City. 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: Venice: History of the Floating City is a sweeping yet intimate portrait of La Serenissima from its foundation to the present day. Having conducted research in Venice for over 30 years, historian Joanne M. Ferraro identifies the social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental forces that made it one of the most renowned cities in the world. Focusing primarily on the era of The Republic, Ferraro vividly illustrates the Asian, European, and North African exchange networks that made Venice a vibrant and ethnically diverse cultural center of the Mediterranean.

     Built in an amphibious environment, Venice served as a crucial nexus connecting the Far East and northern Africa with northern Europe, and its history is filled with worldly connections. Through the trade and transport business, as well as colonization, Venice emerged as an undisputed center of power. Against such a singular backdrop of global influences, Ferraro traces four underlying aspects of the city's development: the construction of identity, both in terms of its insularity and new encounters created by trade and immigration; the influence of multiculturalism; the preservation of social hierarchy; and last but not least, the shifting definitions of gender roles. Furthermore, Venice's modern history is also briefly included-in particular, the weight of tourism and the impact of environmental pollution and flooding on its sinking foundations.

     Filled with maps and lush photographs (many of which were taken by Ferraro herself), Venice is an incomparable guide to this peerless city.

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

 

September 13 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will host the New York Times bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, Tatjana Soli, who will discuss and sign her latest novel The Forgetting Tree. 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: When Claire Nagy marries Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, she knows she's consenting to a life of hard work, long days, and worry-fraught nights. But her love for Forster is so strong, she turns away from her literary education and embraces the life of the ranch, succumbing to its intoxicating rhythms and bounty until her love of the land becomes a part of her. Not even the tragic, senseless death of her son Joshua at kidnappers' hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her once-devoted marriage can pull her from the ranch she's devoted her life to preserving.

     But despite having survived the most terrible of tragedies, Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens not only to rip her from her land but take her very life. And she's chosen a caregiver, the inscrutable, Caribbean-born Minna, who may just be the darkest force of all.

     Haunting, tough, triumphant, and profound, The Forgetting Tree explores the intimate ties we have to one another, the deepest fears we keep to ourselves, and the calling of the land that ties every one of us together.

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

September 18 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will host former Oklahoma Governor David Hall, who will discuss and sign his memoir Twisted Justice. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed, Twisted Justice must be purchased from Warwick's.

     Background: A unique life story filled with more twists and turns than any novel! Former Oklahoma Governor David Hall, after 30 years of silence, reveals the true story of a governor targeted for personal and political destruction during the halcyon days of the Watergate scandal. And its eerie parallel to current events.

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

 

September 19 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) —  Warwick's will present a special evening of book discussion and signings featuring Jane Porter, author of The Good Woman and Anita Hughes, author of Monarch Beach. This event is free and open to the public. In order to be signed the authors' books must be purchased from Warwick's.

     Background on The Good Woman: The firstborn of a large Irish-American family, Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being "the good woman" have taken a toll and though her winery career thrives, Meg feels burned out and empty, and more disconnected than ever from her increasingly distant husband. Lonely and disheartened, she attends the London Wine Fair with her boss, ruggedly handsome vintner, Chad Hallahan. It's here, alone together in an exotic city, far from "real" life, that Chad confesses his long-standing desire for Meg.

     Overwhelmed, flattered, and desperately confused, Meg returns home, only to suddenly question every choice she's ever made, especially that of her marriage. For Meg, something's got to give, and for once in her life she flees her responsibilities – but with consequences as reckless and irreversible as they are liberating. Now she must decide whether being the person everyone needs is worth losing the woman she was meant to be.

     Background on Monarch Beach: When Amanda Blick, a young mother and kindhearted San Francisco heiress, finds her gorgeous French chef husband wrapped around his sous-chef, she knows she must flee her life in order to rebuild it. The opportunity falls into her lap when her (very lovable) mother suggests Amanda and her young son, Max, spend the summer with her at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach. With the waves right outside her windows and nothing more to worry about than finding the next relaxing thing to do, Amanda should be having the time of her life – and escaping the drama. But instead, she finds herself faced with a kind, older divorcee who showers her with attention... and she discovers that the road to healing is never simple. This is the sometimes funny, sometimes bitter, but always moving story about the mistakes and discoveries a woman makes when her perfect world is turned upside down.

     Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Avenue | La Jolla, Ca | 92037 | Ph. (858) 454-0347 | www.warwicks.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, 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, 7:30 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 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
NEWS

Call for Papers

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They invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to support@scholarly-journals.com for publication. Their objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on online.

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September 6 — (Thursdays, 10:00 to 12:00 pm) — The meeting of the North County Read And Critique at a private Home in Encinitas. Address will be given to group members. Open to all level and all genres! Must be dedicated and supportive. There is a $60 flat fee per month.

Why: Because you are ready for a fun, supportive writing group that nurtures your talent and helps you to kick your craft up to the next level. Please write to: Marnifreedman18@gmail.com to inquire about the group!
September 8 (Saturdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm) — The meeting of the Screenwriter's Read and Critique at Hillcrest (Central San Diego). Open to all levels! Must be dedicated and supportive. There is a $50 flat fee per month.

Why: Because you are ready to either learn about the craft of screenwriting or to take your knowledge to the next level. Please write to: Marnifreedman18@gmail.com to inquire about the group.
September 10 thru October 15 (Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm) — A course in Playwriting 101. In the course of 6 weeks, writers will learn the vital elements of plotting and structure and how to create stage-worthy dialogue. This course will provide you with skills to craft a dynamic individual scene and compelling characters for the stage. You will also learn how to uncover the central dramatic question along with the soul of your story.

Venue: Mo`olelo @ The 10th Avenue Theatre, 930 10th Ave, San Diego CA, 92101 3rd floor Dining Room. Course Fee: $250 ($200 for members of AASD, AEA, AFTRA, SAG, LMDA, or TCG). Registration: A 20% nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot in the class. The balance is due by the first session. To register, please call 858-761-1719 or email samantha@moolelo.net.

September 12 (Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 pm) — Fallbrook’s Writers Read presents the Writers Guild-mentored VETERANS WRITING GROUP, preceded by open mic for poetry and prose at Café des Artistes, 103 S. Main, Fallbrook (enter from the rear parking lot). For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064, or visit www.excusemeimwriting.com/writers-read/.

September 13 (Thursday, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm) — A forum Responsible Reporting on Suicide takes place at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego CA 92111. This free event is sponsored by the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Prop 63.



Purpose: High profile suicidal events or individuals who die by suicide, such as Junior Seau, often result in increased news coverage. Research from around the world shows that “suicide contagion” can occur when exposure to a suicide or suicidal behavior influences others to attempt suicide. Some characteristics of news coverage may contribute to contagion, while other characteristics can encourage help seeking and educate the public about what to do. This event is designed to teach our local media how they can positively influence our community through their reporting on suicide.



Who Should Attend: The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists joins with the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council to invite you to attend this important educational event. We invite members of print, broadcast, internet, and radio media, including reporters, editors, managers, and producers. We also invite those who may be interviewed by the media on suicide, such as public information officers, first responders, and mental health professionals. Schools of journalism, journal and press clubs are also encouraged to attend.



RSVP & Other Info: Space is limited! Please contact Holly Salazar at hsalazar@sdchip.org or 858-609-7966with questions or to register for this event. Dinner will be served. 
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


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