READERS AND WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 4 – 18, 2018

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren


March 1, 2018 (San Diego) - If you have a learning disability, you become a very good delegator. Because you know what your weaknesses are and you know what your strengths are, and you make sure that you find great people to step in and deal with your weaknesses.— Richard Branson

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READERS

SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS:

In addition to books, your local library has many events for children to include crafts, games and storytimes.


http://sandiego.librarymarket.com/events/month

FIND MORE BOOK LOVERS AT MEETUP:

https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Writers/

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLERS:

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/

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March 4 (Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.) — THE WRITERS COFFEEHOUSE is open to everyone. The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing … with coffee. No agenda … just chat about the latest trends in the industry, about the craft of writing, about markets, about pitching and selling, about conquering frustration and defeating writers block, and about all of the good things that come from the community of writers. No previous publishing experience necessary … the Writers Coffeehouse attracts everyone from absolute beginner to award-winners and bestsellers. We're all writers. The Coffeehouse will be a regular event that meets on the first Sunday of every month from noon to 3:00 pm. And join the free Message Board online: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/WritersCoffeehouseOnline/info

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

March 4 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Kimberly D. Holmes, author of It's My Life and I'll Cry if I Want To.

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

March 5 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.)Children of Blood and Bone, is one of the most anticipated releases of 2018. San Diego’s Tomi Adeyemi is a Nigerian-American writer and creative writing coach. After graduating Harvard University with an honors degree in English literature, she received a fellowship that allowed her to study West African mythology and culture in Salvador, Brazil. When she’s not working on her novels or watching “Scandal,” she can be found blogging and teaching creative writing to her 4,500 subscribers at her website.

This is a ticketed event. The event itself is free and open to the public.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tomi-adeymi-signs-san-diego

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

March 8 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to be hosting Thisbe Nissen and Jay Baron Nicorvo as they tour for the release of Thisbe’s newest book, Our Lady of the Prairie. Midwestern theater professor and mother Phillipa Maakestad’s life is thrown into disarray after a semester teaching in Ohio. Coming home after having a torrid affair, she has to deal with her daughter’s wedding, mother-in-law, and docile husband as her life falls apart. The Chicago Review of Books describes it as “wonderfully witty...a satirical take on the serene Midwestern life and an insightful, comical look at a woman whose life starts to unravel at breakneck speed.”

We will also be featuring Jay’s book, The Standard Grand – a violent plot set over the course of a year about a scheming multinational company trying to take over a halfway house for homeless veterans for an unknown purpose.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/thisbe-nissen-and-jay-baron-nicorvo-sign-san-diego

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

March 8 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Michelle Breyer to discuss and sign her new book The Curl Revolution. Michelle is a curly industry legend, trusted brand partner, and author of The Curl Revolution: Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the Naturally Curly Community.

The Curl Revolution includes everything that a curlie needs to unlock the potential of their gorgeous natural hair and face the world frizz-free.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/michelle-breyer-2018

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

March 9 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)Ashley Poston is a girl after our own heart. She loves the Dread Pirate Roberts, all things fantasy, cats, anime, and the next adventure waiting around the corner to be discovered. She is the author of Geekerella, The Sound of Us, We Own the Night, and Heart of Iron, her newest novel, which she will be signing. Heart of Iron has been described as “An action-packed tale full of romance, royalty, and adventure, inspired by the story of Anastasia.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/AshleyPoston030918

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

March 10 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is happy to be hosting Alma Katsu for her latest title, The Hunger. Based on the famous Donner Party wagon train, Alma has blended the historical with the supernatural. On a journey to the West through uncharted territory, tensions run high after mysterious deaths and disappearances. Alma’s previous works include The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/AlmaKatsu031018

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

March 10 (Saturday, 5:00 p.m.)Gregg Hurwitz signs in San Diego. Evan Smoak – government assassin gone rogue – returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/GreggHurwitz031018

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

March 11 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is happy (and sad) to be hosting Naomi Hirahara to celebrate the final (hence sad) book in the Mas Arai series, Hiroshima Boy. While on a trip to return his friend’s ashes to a relative on the Japanese island of Ino, Mas Arai becomes wrapped up in the death of a teenage boy.

Naomi has also written several books in the Ellie Rush mystery series, in addition to several non-fiction titles about Japanese-American culture and gardening.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/naomi-hirahara-signs-san-diego

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

March 11 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS Program, at 12:00 pm they will be hosting Jamie M. Sorenson, author of Why You Tried to Kill Yourself. At 2:00 pm they will be hosting Les Arbuckle, author of Saigon Kids.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sorenson-arbuckle-2018

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

March 12 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Shobha Rao to discuss and sign her new novel Girls Burn Brighter. Shobha Rao burst onto the literary scene in 2016 with her “rich and intelligent” (San Francisco Chronicle) short story collection An Unrestored Woman.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/shobha-rao-2018

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

March 13 (Tuesday) — Noted historian Marci Shore will read from and discuss her timely new book The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800, www.dgwillsbooks.com.

A vivid and intimate account of the Ukrainian Revolution, the rare moment when the political became the existential. What is worth dying for? While the world watched the uprising on the Maidan as an episode in geopolitics, those in Ukraine during the extraordinary winter of 2013–14 lived the revolution as an existential transformation: the blurring of night and day, the loss of a sense of time, the sudden disappearance of fear, the imperative to make choices.

March 13 (Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.)Tahereh Mafi in conversation with Marie Lu. Tahereh Mafi is the author of the wildly popular young adult Shatter Me series, which focuses on Juliette, a girl whose touch is deadly. We won’t give away any spoilers of the first three books, but Mafi will be here for Restore Me which is the first in a new three book story arc that continues Juliette’s story. She has also written a middle grade book, Furthermore, which is one of our staff favorites, along with its companion novel, Whichwood.

Joining us will be guest host and store friend Marie Lu, who is the New York Times Bestselling author of Batman: Nightwalker, Warcross, and the Young Elites trilogy.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/tahereh-mafi-conversation-marie-lu

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

March 14 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Kristin Hannah to discuss and sign her new novel The Great Alone. Kristin Hannah is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than 20 novels including the international blockbuster, The Nightingale, Winter Garden, Night Road, and Firefly Lane.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/kristin-hannah-2018

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

March 14-18 (Wednesday thru Sunday, 9:30 a.m.) — Annual USED BOOK SALE at the Lawrence Family JCC, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037. Free entrance at 9:30 am.

PRE-SALE SHOPPING: March 14 from 7:30-9:30 am for $20 admission. Get the first pick from their huge selection of books starting at .50 featuring: first-edition, signed, antiquarian, children’s & young adult, cookbooks, Judaic & non-Judaic topics, as well as fine art and Judaic gifts.

For more information, contact Melanie Rubin at the JCC, melanier@lfjcc.org or (858) 362-1141.

March 14 (Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.)Brendan Reichs in conversation with Kiersten White. When Brendan Reichs made the career jump from litigation attorney to young adult author, he never looked back and had no regrets. He is the co-writer of the Virals, a series about teenagers infected with a strain of canine parvovirus who solve mysteries ranging from cold cases to hidden pirate treasure. Brendan’s new series begins with Nemesis which has been described as “Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies” and focuses on a protagonist who is killed on her birthday every two years to only wake up the next day. Genesis, the second in series, hits shelves this March, and Brendan will be here for a book signing! Author of The Maze Runner James Dashner has some simple advice about this series that we love. “Prepare yourselves for greatness.”

Joining us as guest host will be store friend and New York Times Best Selling author Kiersten White. Kiersten has written a great range of books, her most recent being The Conqueror’s Saga. 

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/BrendanReichs031418

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

March 15 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Denise Lee Yohn to discuss and sign her new book Fusion. Denise Lee Yohn is the go-to expert on brand-building for national media outlets, an in-demand speaker and consultant, and an influential writer.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/denise-lee-yohn-2018

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

March 15 (Thursday, 7:30 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to be hosting best-selling author Alison Gaylin for the release of her newest book, If I Die Tonight. This intricate tale begins with a carjacking gone wrong, with local jock Liam Miller coming off as a hero and social outcast Wade Reed taking the blame. The varying viewpoints bring together the thrilling story of family and secrets, described by the LA Review of Books as a “moody, densely layered mystery whose emotional notes are as affecting as the plot points are enthralling...a model of superb narrative craft.”

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/alison-gaylin-signs-san-diego

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

March 16 (Friday, 7:30 p.m.)Josh Finney signs Casefile: Arkham. The acclaimed occult noir series CASEFILE: Arkham returns with the release of “Her Blood Runs Cold.” Described as a pitch-perfect blend of the gritty detective fiction of Raymond Chandler and the eldritch horror H.P. Lovecraft, readers once again will follow P.I. Hank Flynn as he comes face-to-face with hungry gods, unholy pacts, and mobsters who may not be entirely human. Along for the ride is the lovely Glynda, a curvaceous bookworm of a dame with a talent for the esoteric arts. This volume of CASEFILE: Arkham draws inspiration form one of Lovecraft’s stories, ‘The Thing on the Doorstep’ and reimagines it as classic noir.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/JoshFinney031618

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

March 17 (Saturday 7:00 p.m.) — Thirty-Ninth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose: Members of the public are invited to read from their favorite selections of James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, Edmund Burke, Sean O’Casey and others at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, 858-456-1800. Messrs. Guinness and Harp will officiate the proceedings.

March 17 (Saturday, 2:30 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is pleased to partner with The Westgate Hotel for our Spring 2018 Literary Tea Adventure with acclaimed novelist, Mark Sarvas at The Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. The event is ticketed ($45 per person) and is open to the public.

Mark Sarvas earned rave reviews, including a Denver Post “good read,” and acclaim from Le Monde to The Australian, for his first novel, Harry, Revised. His second novel, Memento Park, follows Matt Santos after he receives a call from the Australian Consulate that a painting believed to have been stolen from his family in Hungary during WWII has been recovered. But in order to recover it, he must repair his strained relationship with his father, simultaneously exposing deep family secrets.

Additional Information: http://adventuresbythebook.com/autherevent/literarymemento/

March 17 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to be celebrating Audrey Coulthurst’s latest title, Inkmistress! Asra has the power to rewrite the future with her blood, but to keep this power a secret she lives on a remote mountain. When her beloved Ina asks for help with protecting her people, Asra’s blood magic goes awry -- resulting in the death of Ina’s family.

Audrey will be in conversation with local author, teacher, and frequent convention attendee (usually in gorgeous costumes) Leah Thomas, whose latest strange young persons novel is When Light Left Us, a Maryelizabeth Staff Pick.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/AudreyCoulthurst031718

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

March 18 (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)Marcie Colleen will be here for the newest book in her Super Happy Party Bears series, Cruising for a Snoozing, which features synchronized swimming sloths called the AquaSloths! 

Local children’s book writer and writing teacher Marcie Colleen is a Brooklynite at heart, and at different times in her life has also been an actress, and a nanny, and has crafted teacher's guides for children's books, as well as writing story text.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/MarcieColleen031818

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

March 18 (Sunday, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.) — At noon as part of our ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program we will be hosting Earl Javorsky, author of Down to No Good.

In addition, we will be hosting Patrick John Donahoe, author of The Honorable Knight at 4:00 pm.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/javorsky-donahoe-2018

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

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WRITERS

SAN DIEGO WRITERS INC. CLASSES

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

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March 14 (Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.) — Join the San Diego chapter of the SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS for their annual Sunshine, Wall and Window awards at 57 Degrees and come prepared to help them honor (and shame) those who did the most (and least) to push for transparency last year.

For additional information: https://www.facebook.com/events/136558880345952/.

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The READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR of literary events is published weekly in East County Magazine at the following URL: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/features/best-east-county/san-diego-bookshelf/literary-events. It can also be read at http://SDWriteWay.org.

Please send all notices to: SDWriteWay@gmail.com with Month, Date, (Weekday, Event Time) first. Deadline is Friday midnight. Send us your address if you wish to receive a copy of this weekly eZine. — Sam Warren, column editor