READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR OF EVENTS MARCH 25-APRIL 8

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Copyright 2018 by Sam Warren

Writing is a way of talking without being overheard. — Jules Renard

March 23, 2018 (San Diego) – From events at local libraries to appearances at bookstores by best-selling libraries, here are the literary happenings coming up across our region.

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READERS

March 26 (Monday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Robin Oliveira to discuss and sign her new novel Winter Sisters. Robin Oliveira is the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter and I Always Loved You.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/robin-oliveira-2018

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

March 27 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Acclaimed New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry has been a friend of Mysterious Galaxy for many years, including leading monthly meetings of the Writers Coffeehouse in-store, appearing with the Mysterious Galaxy booksellers at conventions, and encouraging readers to acquire signed copies of his works through MG's Upstream program. We’re excited for him to be signing his new book, Glimpse, on its release day! Glimpse is a chilling thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge, and how far one will go to protect the innocent when their own brain is a threat.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/jonathan-maberry-signs-san-diego-2

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

March 27 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Luis Alberto Urrea to discuss and sign his new book The House of Broken Angels. A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonfiction The Devil’s Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird’s Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/luis-alberto-urrea-2018

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

March 30 (Friday, 5:30 p.m.)Gayle Forman is an award-winning, #1 USA Today bestselling author and journalist. Gayle’s first YA work in more than three years, I Have Lost My Way, is a novel about three teens grappling with extraordinary personal losses, whose fates become intertwined after an accident in Central Park.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/GayleForman033018

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

March 31 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) — Mysterious Galaxy is happy to be hosting Joe R. Lansdale for the latest title in his Hap and Leonard series (as seen on the Sundance channel)! In Jackrabbit Smile, Hap’s wedding barbecue gets crashed by Pentecostal white supremacists looking for help. The titular Jackrabbit, revivalist cult leader Judith Mulhaney’s daughter, has gone missing -- and Hap and Leonard are on the case.

Additional information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/JoeRLansdale03312018

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

April 2 (Monday, 7:00 p.m.)Jenn Polish signs Lunav (eBook). They don’t have dragons where half-faerie Sadie was born—not living ones, anyway—but in the Grove, everyone knows dragon eggs grow on trees like leaves and need Dreams to hatch. Without faerie Dreams, the dragons won’t survive. And neither will anyone else.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/JennPolish040218

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

April 3 (Tuesday, 6:00 p.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is excited to offer a hands-on Latin tamale making workshop with Isabel Cruz at Isabel’s Cantina, 966 Felspar St., San Diego, CA 92109. The event is ticketed ($70 per person to include a cookbook) and is open to the public.

Popular San Diego chef and author Isabel Cruz brings her culinary Latin heritage front and center, adding to it the Asian influence she absorbed while growing up in Los Angeles. For more than two decades, customers have lined up outside the doors of West Coast chef Isabel Cruz’s three popular restaurants. Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her restaurant patrons love.

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

April 3 (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.)Scott Sigler signs Earthcore. Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world's record, three-mile-deep mine shaft.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/ScottSigler040318

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

April 4 (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) — Warwick's will host Jen Sincero to discuss and sign her new book You are a Badass at Making Money. Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author, success coach, and motivational speaker who spent more than a decade traveling the world helping people transform their lives and their bank accounts via her public appearances, private sessions, coaching seminars, and books, including the #1 New York Times Bestseller You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life.

Additional Information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/jen-sincero-2018

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

April 4 (Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.)Libby Klein signs Class Reunions are Murder. Newly widowed and stuck in a middle-aged funk, Poppy has been running on cookies, infomercials, and one-sided chats with her cat for months. There's no way on earth she's attending her twenty-five-year class reunion – especially after receiving a very bizarre letter from Barbie, the popular cheerleader who taunted her all through high school. At least, not until Poppy's best friend practically drags her to the event . . .

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/LibbyKlein040418

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

April 5 (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) — Oceanside Big Read with Emily St. John Mandel with her new book, Station Eleven. One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production. Jeevan Chaudhary, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur's chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread.

Event address: Star Theater, 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/BigReadDayOceanside

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

April 5 (Thursday, 7:00 p.m.) — Young Adult Book Club Meeting. We will be holding an interest meeting for everyone to get to know one another a bit better and to talk about the club. You'll also be able to purchase the book we'll be discussing on April 26th, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.

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

April 6 (Friday, 7:00 p.m.)Sarah Andersen signs Herding Cats. Sarah Andersen is the illustrator of the popular online comic Sarah’s Scribbles, which has been posted with great success on Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram. The Independent describes her relatable comics as “capturing the dilemmas of a bug-eyed millennial who feels ill-equipped for grown-up life.” Herding Cats is the third collection of her comics, preceded by Adulthood is a Myth and Big Mushy Happy Lump.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/SarahAndersen040618

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

April 7 (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.)R.D. Trimble signs Middle School Madness. Hugo Finley has just moved from Mesa, Arizona to San Diego, California just days before the start of the new school year. He is very excited, but nervous about making new friends and also for his first year at Tom Harkin Middle School. Little does he know what his first week has in store for him...

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/RDTrimble040718

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

April 7 (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.)Tessa McFionn signs To Discover a Divine. When Kahlym cal Jhuen, freedom-fighting leader of the Chandar Stria, breaks into a prison ship controlled by the Rimmarian Thrall, he only expected to rescue two of his crew. But when he discovers a terrified female during his escape, he is immediately captivated by her unique beauty and makes a snap decision to take her with him. However, his good deed backfires when he learns he has stolen the Thrall Emperor’s prize.

Additional Information: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/TessaMcFionn040718

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

April 8 (Sunday, 4:15 p.m.) — Warwick’s & University of San Diego present Sean Penn to discuss in conversation, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, at the University of San Diego's Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice Theatre, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA. One general admission of $26.00 Includes one pre-signed copy of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. From legendary actor and activist Sean Penn comes a scorching, darkly funny novel about Bob Honey--a modern American man, entrepreneur, and part-time assassin.

Additional Information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sean-penn-2018

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

April 8 (Sunday, 11:30 a.m.) — Adventures by the Book® is excited to celebrate The Italian Party with New York Times bestselling author Christina Lynch at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, 10749 Westview Parkway, San Diego, CA 92126. The event is ticketed ($36 per person) and is open to the public.

Christina Lynch is a novelist, television writer, journalist, book coach, and writing instructor. As a former Milan correspondent for W and Women’s Wear Daily, she lived in Italy for 7 years where she ate a lot of wonderful Italian food and won the Tuscan Endurance Championship on her horse. Her new novel, The Italian Party, takes us back to 1956 Italy, where a young American couple are seduced by the beauty of Siena, yet the secrets they are keeping from each other force them to confront a world more complicated than they’d ever imagined.

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

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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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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 25 (Sunday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 p.m.) — As part of their ongoing WEEKEND WITH LOCALS program they will be hosting Michael Gaulden, author of My Way Home, at 2:00 pm. They will be hosting Julie Sugarman and Mary Ruppert, authors of Rexy and the Four Steps to Friendship.

Additional information: http://www.warwicks.com/event/goulden-sugarman-ruppert-2018

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

March 26 (Monday, 6:30 p.m.) — Join the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild to learn about the San Diego Book Awards (SBDA) program from Jean Forsythe, SDBA president since 2015. Jean and members of her SDBA team, Tiffany Vakilian and Aida Dennehey, will update us on the work of the SDBA and its efforts to promote and reward local authors.

Jean Forsythe has won four writing awards including Best Unpublished Novel for Children from the San Diego Book Awards (2007). Since then, she has completed four novels, published several short pieces, and is currently working on a cozy mystery series.

For directions and additional information, go to http://SDWritersGuild.org.

March 31 (Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) — Monthly meeting of the Writers and Publishers of San Diego. For additional information, go to http://publisherswriters.org/.

April 8 (Sunday, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.) — The Writers Coffeehouse with Jonathan Maberry. The Writers Coffeehouse is open to everyone.  The Coffeehouse is a bunch of writers sitting around talking about writing...with coffee.  No agenda, just chatting about the latest trends in the industry, the craft of writing, markets, pitching and selling, conquering frustration, defeating writers block, and 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.

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

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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.

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