READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: AUG. 14-28, 2016

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Edited by Sam Warren.  Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com

August 13, 2016 (San Diego) – Literary events for readers and writers in the next two weeks include author book signings and discussions, writer’s meetings, writing contests, classes, story times and more.

Readers

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SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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August 14 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Jeri Westerson and Susan Spann sign their new books A Maiden Weeping and The Ninja's Daughter.

A Maiden Weeping: Crispin awakens in a strange bed after a night of passion when he finds a woman murdered. Drunk, Crispin scarcely remembers the night before. Did he kill her? With Crispin imprisoned by the sheriffs who would just as soon see him hang than get to the real truth, Jack procures the help of a fresh young lawyer to help them solve the crime.

The Ninja's Daughter: Autumn, 1565: When an actor's daughter is murdered on the banks of Kyoto's Kamo River, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father Mateo are the victim's only hope for justice.

As political tensions rise in the wake of the shogun's recent death, and rival warlords threaten war, the Kyoto police forbid an investigation of the killing, to keep the peace – but Hiro has a personal connection to the girl, and must avenge her. The secret investigation leads Hiro and Father Mateo deep into the exclusive world of Kyoto's theater guilds, where they quickly learn that nothing, and no one, is as it seems. With only a mysterious golden coin to guide them, the investigators uncover a forbidden love affair, a missing mask, and a dangerous link to corruption within the Kyoto police department that leaves Hiro and Father Mateo running for their lives.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 15 (Monday, 7:00 pm) — Discussion of Moloka'i by Alan Brennert. Each month, the Upstart Crow Book Club meets to discuss a title that we've read (or some of us have yet to read). The Upstart Crow Book Club is open to anyone.  The Book Club meets on the third Monday of the month.  The selections are chosen by the group. The selections are usually either a non-fiction or fiction best-seller that is out in a paperback edition. Book Club members receive a 25% discount on the selected book of the month.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.\

August 16 (Tuesday, 11:00 am) — Join Warwick's for Story Time featuring Pete the Cat's Got Class.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

Tuesday, August 16 (7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author Doreen Mattingly to discuss and sign her new book, A Feminist in the White House. Doreen Mattingly is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at San Diego State University.

A feminist, an outspoken activist, a woman without a college education, Midge Costanza was one of the unlikeliest of White House insiders. Yet in 1977 she became the first female Assistant to the President for Public Liaison under Jimmy Carter, emerging as a prominent focal point of the American culture wars. Tasked with bringing the views of special interest groups to the president, Costanza championed progressive causes even as Americans grew increasingly divided on the very issues for which she fought.

In A Feminist in the White House, Doreen Mattingly draws on Costanza's personal papers to shed light on the life of this fascinating and controversial woman. Mattingly chronicles Costanza's dramatic rise and fall as a public figure, from her initial popularity to her ultimate clashes with Carter and his aides. While Costanza challenged Carter to support abortion rights, gay and lesbian rights, and feminist policies, Carter faced increased pressure to appease the interests of emerging Religious Right, which directly opposed Costanza's ideals. Ultimately, marginalized both within the White House and by her fellow feminists, Costanza was pressured to resign in 1978.

Through the lens of Constanza's story, readers catch a unique perspective of the rise of debates which have defined the feminist movement and sexual politics to this very day. Mattingly also reveals a wider, but heretofore neglected, narrative of the complex era of gender politics in the late 1970's Washington - a history which continues to resonate in politics today. A Feminist in the White House is a must-read for anyone with an interest in sexual politics, female politicians, and presidential history.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 17 (Wednesday, 7:00 pm) — New Alchemy Poetry Series & Open Mic (3rd Wednesday of the Month) is organized by local poets, Seretta Martin and Fred Longworth.  Participate in the discussion and share your own poetry with the group. Each meeting features and open mic segment. Come and be part of San Diego's lively poetry scene.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

August 17 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting novelist Elizabeth Cobbs to discuss and sign The Hamilton Affair.  Elizabeth Cobbs is Professor and Dwight E. Stanford Chair in American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University, and has won literary prizes for both history and fiction: the Allan Nevins Prize, Stuart Bernath Book Prize, San Diego Book Award, and Director's Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.

Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution's most dashing and improbable heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.

With brilliantly drawn characters and an epic scope, The Hamilton Affair tells a story of love forged in revolution and tested by the bitter strife of young America.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 18 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting Marisa Huff to discuss and sign Aperitivo. Marisa Huff is a James Beard nominated writer whose work has appeared in La Cucina Italiana, Wine & Spirits, and The Art of Eating. She lives in Padua with her husband.

Kick off the evening as the Italians do, with these recipes for drinks and small dishes from the best bars and restaurants of Venice, Milan, Turin, and beyond. Aperitivo takes the reader on a spirited ride through this cocktail culture, covering variations on all the classics including the Negroni, the Bellini, and the spritz and stopping at the chicest bars that have elevated this ritual to an art form.

Many of the drinks are structured around vermouths and other botanical-infused liqueurs, which offer a new world of complex flavors. They yield enticingly simple cocktails that refresh without stunning the palate (thanks to a lighter alcohol content). But Aperitivo is just as much about the food because in Italy, drinking and eating go hand in hand.

Recipes feature fried sage leaves, oven-roasted eggplant, and carbonara tramezzini, as well as many delicious riffs on crostini, frittata, and focaccia. Whether planning a party or just having a friend over for a quick drink, Aperitivo brings a whole new spirit of conviviality and true Italian style to the occasion.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 20 (Saturday) — Music at the Crow: Stacey Murray - Soul Songstress, Soul, Rock, Blues. Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

August 20 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — Story Time with Andrea Zuill reading the book, Wolf Camp.

Join us for a special summer storytime with debut author / illustrator Andrea Zuill! Bring your little ones to hear the charming story of a dog named Homer who has one wish: to go to Wolf Camp! Attendees will enjoy snacks, refreshments, and coloring time!

Homer is a dog . . . but he also secretly fancies himself part wolf. So when an invitation to attend WOLF CAMP (“Where every dog can live as a wolf for a week”) falls out of his kibble bag one morning, he’s determined to go. After his people finally agree, Homer boards the bus bound for Wolf Camp, along with fellow campers Trixie and Rex. They’re greeted on the other end by wolf counselors Fang and Grrr (“they seem nice”), and what follows is an array of wolf activities, including learning to howl, mark, and hunt. Of course, Homer’s a little homesick at times, and the food isn’t very good, but that just makes heading home all the sweeter.

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

August 21 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Shari Tharp, author of Gertrude and Toby's Friday Adventure.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 21 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Mystery & Crime Free Library Adventure with award-winning mystery author, T. Jefferson Parker at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln., Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join us for this Free Library Adventure to learn about the real-life inspiration Parker has used to create his thrilling novels. Parker’s ingenuity is derived from a past career in journalism and his life lived in Southern California, which provides the setting for most of his stunning stories, including Crazy Blood, set in Mammoth Lakes, a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada

Mountains. This new book not only emulates Parker’s mastery of the psychological thriller, but also introduces Parker as a literary novelist, as the story of two of two brothers on a ruthless quest for supremacy unfolds through breathtaking scenes of high stakes skiing.

About the Author: Crime, death, intrigue, and suspense are topics bestselling author, T. Jefferson Parker, is no stranger too. Since he began his writing career in 1978, Parker has become the master of mystery and crime stories, making him one of only three writers to earn the Edgar Award for best novel more than once. His writing has been called “potent and irresistible” (Los Angeles Times), and “resonant, literate and powerful” (Kirkus). The New York Times wrote that “T. Jefferson Parker is a powerhouse writer.”

For additional information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

August 21 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Carlsbad City Library for a Mystery & Crime Free Library Adventure with award-winning mystery author, T. Jefferson Parker at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Ln., Carlsbad, CA 92011. The event is free and is open to the public.

About the Event: Join us for this Free Library Adventure to learn about the real-life inspiration Parker has used to create his thrilling novels. Parker’s ingenuity is derived from a past career in journalism and his life lived in Southern California, which provides the setting for most of his stunning stories, including Crazy Blood, set in Mammoth Lakes, a small town in California’s Sierra Nevada

Mountains. This new book not only emulates Parker’s mastery of the psychological thriller, but also introduces Parker as a literary novelist, as the story of two of two brothers on a ruthless quest for supremacy unfolds through breathtaking scenes of high stakes skiing.

About the Author: Crime, death, intrigue, and suspense are topics bestselling author, T. Jefferson Parker, is no stranger too. Since he began his writing career in 1978, Parker has become the master of mystery and crime stories, making him one of only three writers to earn the Edgar Award for best novel more than once. His writing has been called “potent and irresistible” (Los Angeles Times), and “resonant, literate and powerful” (Kirkus). The New York Times wrote that “T. Jefferson Parker is a powerhouse writer.”

For additional information regarding the event, please contact Susan McBeth at (619) 300-2532 or at susan@adventuresbythebook.com.

August 24 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting bestselling author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho to speak about and sign his book of short stories Barefoot Dogs. Antonio Ruiz-Camacho was born and raised in Toluca, Mexico. A former Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, a Dobie Paisano fellow in fiction by the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Institute of Letters, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellow in fiction at Sewanee Writers’ Conference, he earned his MFA from The New Writers Project at UT Austin.

On an unremarkable night, Jose Victoriano Arteaga the head of a thriving Mexico City family vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico's vast underworld. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues.

Fear, guilt, and the prospect of financial ruin fracture the once-proud family and scatter them across the globe, yet delicate threads still hold them together: in a swimming pool in Palo Alto, Arteaga's grandson struggles to make sense of the grief that has hobbled his family; in Mexico City, Arteaga's mistress alternates between rage and heartbreak as she waits, in growing panic, for her lover's return; in Austin, the Arteagas housekeeper tries to piece together a second life in an alienating new land; in Madrid, Arteaga s son takes his dog through the hot and unforgiving streets, in search of his father's ghost.

A stunningly original exploration of the wages of a hidden war, Barefoot Dogs is a heartfelt elegy to the stolen innocence of every family struck by tragedy. Urgent and vital fiction, these powerful stories are worthy of rereading in order to fully digest the far-reaching implications of one man's disappearance this singular book affords the reader the chance to step inside a world of privilege and loss, and understand how the two are inextricably intertwined.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 25 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting thought leader, speaker, author, management consultant, trainer, executive coach, and entrepreneurial business owner Gregg Ward to discuss and sign his book The Respectful Leader. A former specialist trainer for the New York City Police Department, Gregg's focus for over 25 years has been on respect and leadership. He has developed and delivered over 2,500 separate keynote speeches, programs and seminars using his unique "experiential learning" techniques.

Boost morale and productivity by leading with respect. The Respectful Leader presents an engaging, thought-provoking lesson for companies seeking off-the-charts performance. Author Gregg Ward draws on 25 years of leadership consulting, coaching and training experience to reveal the secret to great results: respect. In this true-to-life business fable, he shares the story of Des Hogan, a CEO who discovers that disrespectful behavior on the part of his leadership team is eating away at his company's morale, productivity, and profits. At a loss for a solution, he meets Grace—a straight-shooting, self-described "little old lady" in the maintenance department. With her no-nonsense advice, he sets out to revamp the culture and turn his company around; but first, he has to turn inward and realize that his own behavior sets the tone for the company at every level. This enlightening, engaging and honest story will help you recognize and analyze your own behaviors and interactions, and show you how to create a winning culture based on leading with respect.

Intimidation, micro-management and insecurity do not drive top-level performance. True success is built on free-flowing, trusted, and open collaboration between departments, levels, and specialties. This book shows you how to build respect among the ranks—from the top down. Learn the key respectful leadership behaviors that significantly impact morale Learn how to adjust your own, and others', attitudes to boost productivity, teamwork, and profits benefit personally and professionally by leading from a place of mutual respect and consideration.

Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 26 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Book Signing and Reading with Diane Lynn. The Secondary Target, Lynn’s debut novel features Beth Scott a smart, strong, and high-profile New York divorce attorney whose cases often involve protecting her female clients from domestic abuse. But then Beth becomes the victim. She returns home from work one day and is brutally assaulted, left with no memory of the assailant’s identity or the attack itself.

As detectives work the case, Beth must confront not only her physical condition but also her emotional one as well. Conflicting feelings for her former love interest (a coworker) and the doctor who saved her life create a complicated, impassioned love triangle. Meanwhile, detectives focus on obvious suspects, but new possibilities soon emerge and the case proves more complicated than imagined.

Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

August 27 (Saturday) — Music at the Crow: Sounds of Basil – Samba, Bossa Nova, Pagode Upstart Crow Bookstore and Coffeehouse, 835 W. Harbor Drive, Suite C, San Diego; (619) 232-4855; http://www.upstartcrowtrading.com.

August 28 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Doron Rosethal, author of 36 Years in Stone and San Diego. Warwick's Books, 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla (858) 454-0347, http://www.warwicks.com.

August 28 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Patrick Duffy signs Man From Atlantis. When TV unveiled the series Man from Atlantis no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris.  Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people.  Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look "behind the scenes" of this amazing fantasy story.

Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities, the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development. Only a select few know his true identity:

Then their California ocean side laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface. Includes photos from the author's personal collection.

This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Man from Atlantis from Mysterious Galaxy. Books and tickets are available now!     

Mysterious Galaxy, 5943 Balboa Ave, Suite 100, San Diego. For additional information, go to http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ or call (858) 268-4747.

BOOKS BY OLIN THOMPSON

Local author Olin Thompson has written over 20 exciting adventure books in hardback and eBooks including police procedural, crime, mystery, western and military. They can be ordered through Amazon or at: http://olin-thompson.com/books.html.

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Writers

Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,

Contests, Workshops, Classes, Seminars, Book Festivals,

Contests and Authors Exhibits

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SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC CLASSES

Go to: http://www.sandiegowriters.org for a complete list of all the classes & Events for Writers Ink.

OASIS CLASSES

For additional information go to https://www.oasisnet.org/San-Diego-CA/Classes.

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EAST COUNTY WRITERS GROUP

A drop-in group for writers is held at the El Cajon Branch of the San Diego County Library (201 E. Douglas) at 10:00 am on the first and third Fridays of the month. The group is hosted by Kristin Fogle, Executive Director of Writers, Ink. No registration is necessary – just show up. For more information, call 619-588-3718 or go to http://sdcl.org

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August 15 (Monday) — Deadline for the New Book Bay Science Fiction Contest. Authors are invited to submit original science fiction pieces of at least 1,000 words. Authors may submit up to two pieces. A prize pool of $5,000 will be awarded to five winners:

August 22 (Monday, 6:30 pm) — SD Writers/Editors Guild presents Antoinette Kuritz, owner of “Strategies,” which specializes in literary development.

For additional information, go to https://sdwritersguild.org.

August 28 (Saturday, 2:30 - 5:30 pm) — Last Saturday of the month workshops. Let's Keep it Simple and Profound, a workshop with Seretta Martin - San Diego Writer's Ink, The Ink Spot in the Arts District of Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92106.

Visit link for detail and to register: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/0828-lets-keep-it-simple-and-profound-wit...

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