READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FEB. 26 - MARCH 12

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By Sam Warren © 2017

February 26, 2017 (San Diego) – From author appearances to tips for writers and a writing competition, Sam Warren’s calendar has plenty of events in San Diego and East County for both readers and writers.

READERS

THEATER REVIEWS

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SAN DIEGO PUBLIC LIBRARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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KPBS ONE-BOOK CALENDAR

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February 28 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's is hosting author T. Greenwood to discuss and sign her novel, The Golden Hour. T. Greenwood is the author of eleven critically acclaimed novels.  She has received numerous grants for her writing, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship and a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. She lives with her family in San Diego, California, where she teaches creative writing, studies photography, and continues to write.

"Richly told and hauntingly beautiful, The Golden Hour was impossible to put down."  - Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them

Read more: http://www.warwicks.com/event/t-greenwood-2017

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

March 2 (Thursday, 6:30 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to partner with the Tierrasanta Village of San Diego to present a 1000 Places Tierrasanta Talks Adventure with #1 New York Times bestselling author, Patricia Schultz, at the SDA Church Community Room, 11260 Clairemont Blvd. San Diego, CA 92124. The event is by donation ($10) and open to the public.

About the Event: Have you ever wanted to see more of your own homeland, but don't know where to start? With the new revised edition of 1000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die you can have a complete guide to the North American adventure of your dreams.

Join us for a Tierrasanta Talks 1000 Places Adventure where Patricia Schultz, the mastermind behind the revolutionary New York Times bestseller 1000 Places to See Before You Die, will speak to us on how she has been inspired to see the world and share it with her readers. Patricia will give us the tips and tricks she has learned or finding the best experience wherever she travels. With a special emphasis on the USA & Canada,

About the Author: Patricia Schultz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die. A veteran travel journalist with 25 years of experience, she has written for guides such as Frommer’s and Berlitz and periodicals including The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly. She also executive-produced a Travel Channel television show based on 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

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

March 2 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Sarah Jio to discuss and sign her new novel Always. Sarah Jio is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eight novels. She is also a longtime journalist who has contributed to Glamour, The New York Times, Redbook, Real Simple, O: The Oprah Magazine, Cooking Light, Woman’s Day, Marie Claire, Self, and many other outlets, including NPR’s Morning Edition, appearing as a commentator. Jio lives in Seattle with her three young boys.

Kailey Crane thought she had it all; the perfect job, the perfect fiancé, the perfect life. But everything Kailey thought she knew is turned upside down one night when, on her way home from a romantic dinner, she stumbles across a homeless man on the sidewalk. A man named Cade McAllister. A man who was once the love of Kailey’s life.

Read more: http://www.warwicks.com/event/sarah-jio-2017

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

March 3 (Friday, 11:30 am) — Booked for Lunch with Sarah Jio, author of Always. At the WhisknLadle, 1044 Wall Street, La Jolla.

Read more: http://www.warwicks.com/event/booked-sarah-jio

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

March 4 (Saturday, 2:00 pm)T. Greenwood signs The Golden Hour.  On a spring afternoon long ago, thirteen-year-old Wyn Davies took a shortcut through the woods in her New Hampshire hometown and became a cautionary tale. Now, twenty years later, she lives in New York, on the opposite side of a duplex from her ex, with their four-year-old daughter shuttling between them. Wyn makes her living painting commissioned canvases of birch trees to match her clients furnishings. But the nagging sense that she has sold her artistic soul is soon eclipsed by a greater fear. Robby Rousseau, who has spent the past two decades in prison for a terrible crime against her, may be released based on new DNA evidence unless Wyn breaks her silence about that afternoon.

Read more: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/t-greenwood-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 4 (Saturday, 3:00 to 5:00 pm)  — Ramona Author Jeffrey Crimmel will introduce his latest novel, The Hemp Papers, at Unicorn Books and Gifts, 845 Main Street, Ramona : http://www.unicornbooksandgifts.com.

Crimmel will be available to sign copies and discuss the new book which investigate the cannabis activities in Tennessee and this multi-million-dollar industry. Brain Bleed is the first in the series followed by the sequel, Ian's Revenge, Nab Yoga and The Hemp Papers.

March 5 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Jeanne Bellezzo, author of Rantings of a Bitter Childless Woman.

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

March 6 (Monday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Caroline Woods to discuss and sign her novel Fräulein M. Caroline Woods teaches fiction writing and composition at Boston and has an MFA in creative writing from BU. Her fiction has been published in Slice Magazine (which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize); LEMON; and 236 (University and the Boston Conservatory, tive Writing's literary journal. You can learn more about Caroline at www.carolinewoodswriter.com.

BERLIN, 1931: Sisters raised in a Catholic orphanage, Berni and Grete Metzger are each other's whole world. That is, until life propels them to opposite sides of seedy, splendid, and violent Weimar Berlin. Berni becomes a cigarette girl, a denizen of the cabaret scene alongside her transgender best friend, who is considering a risky gender reassignment surgery. Meanwhile Grete is hired as a maid to a Nazi family, and begins to form a complicated bond with their son. As Germany barrels toward the Third Reich and ruin, one of the sisters must make a devastating choice.

Read More: http://www.warwicks.com/event/caroline-woods-2017

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

March 7 (Tuesday, 7:30 pm) — In the first book of Scott Sigler’s Generations Trilogy, M. “Em” Savage awoke Alive in a coffin. In the second, she was Alight with determination to lead her fellow survivors on the planet Omeyocan. In Alone, Em and the other Birthday Children must come to grips once and for all with the perilous mysteries of their own genetically engineered existence to determine whether Omeyocan is their destiny or their doom. Jonathan Maberry joins Scott, discussing doom in the Marvel universe kingdom of Wakanda in the new collection Black Panther: Doomwar. As T’Challa makes his return to his former kingdom, will Shuri retain her title and throne long enough to once again face Klaw, master of sound?

Read more: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/scott-sigler-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 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — The three authors focus is on fantasy at our Spring Story Sensations event. Erika Lewis’s writing credentials include a graphic novel, The 49th Key, currently being featured in Heavy Metal Magazine, and on-line comic Firebrand, with partner Jessica Chobot. Erika’s debut novel introduces Venice, CA teenager Ethan Makkai, who chafes against his overly protective mother until he discovers they are fugitives from the hidden magical world of Tara, and he must embark on a quest to rescue her when she is taken hostage in a Game of Shadows.

R.A. Salvatore’s Hero brings Drizzt, his Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms drow, to the final quest that began in Archmage and continued in Maestro. Hero contains all of the storytelling magic that has made the adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden one of the bestselling fantasy series of all time, with action, adventure, camaraderie and family. Bob will also have a limited quantity of copies of his DemonWars: Reformation Core Rule Book, created with sons Bryan and Geno, available.

Sheryl Scarborough’s bio notes, “My work has appeared in just about every medium you can imagine, from TV scripts (including “Dirtysomething” for Disney’s Darkwing Duck!) to series concepts, comic books, children’s books, business plans and magazine articles. I have written theater and restaurant reviews in exchange for great seats and free food. I have even been a ghost-writer for a celebrity, which is more work and less haunting than it sounds. Now, I’m writing what I truly love, which are YA thrillers and mysteries with a forensic twist.” See Christine’s review of To Catch a Killer on our website.

Read more: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/spring-story-sensations-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 (Wednesday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Christine Lennon to discuss and sign her novel The Drifter. Christine Lennon is a Los Angeles-based writer. Before she moved to the West Coast and started her freelance career, she was an editor at W, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Since then, she has written for publications including The New York Times Style Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and Town & Country.

The Drifter begins in present day. For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past…tried to erase the painful memories…tried to keep out the terrifying nightmares. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget.

Read more: http://www.warwicks.com/event/christine-lennon-2017

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

March 9 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Brian McClellan signs Sins of Empire. Epic fantasy author Brian McClellan’s novels include the Powder Mage Trilogy, an acclaimed Flintlock Fantasy series depicting a world of muskets, intrigue, sorcery and revolution set against the backdrop of an industrializing fantasy world. The first book in the original trilogy, Promise of Blood, was the winner of the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut Fantasy. Sins of Empire introduces a new generation of Powder Mage heroes and anti-heroes.

Read more: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/brian-mcclellan-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 9 (Thursday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Nicolás Obregón to discuss and sign his novel Blue Light Yokohama. Nicolás Obregón is a British-Spanish dual national and grew up between London and Madrid. He has worked as a steward at sports stadiums, an editor in legal publishing and a travel writer, falling in love with Japan while on assignment for a magazine. Blue Light Yokohama is his first novel.

In this beautifully written, hauntingly original first novel, a police inspector in Tokyo with a painful past is assigned to investigate a disturbing multiple murder. Blue Light Yokohama opens with Inspector Iwata reinstated to the Homicide Division and transferred to a precinct in Tokyo. Iwata is facing superiors who don’t want him there and is assigned a recalcitrant partner, Noriko Sakai, who’d rather work with anyone else. After the previous detective working the case killed himself, Iwata and Sakai are assigned to investigate the slaughter of an entire family, a brutal murder with no clear motive or killer.

Read more: http://www.warwicks.com/event/nicolas-obregon-2017

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

March 10 (Friday, 7:00 pm) — Patricia Briggs and Anne Bishop sign Silence Fallen and Etched in BoneSilence Fallen, the tenth Mercy novel, goes international in a big way, as the Native American were-coyote mechanic is abducted from her home in Washington state and taken to Italy, dealing with fallout from the events of multiple earlier books in the series.

Etched in Bone is the fifth novel set in the world inhabited by the Others, unearthly entities — vampires and shape-shifters among them — who rule the Earth and whose prey are humans. Anne and Patricia will chat about the writing process, upcoming projects, and the differences and commonalities of their urban fantasy settings.

Read More: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/patricia-briggs-and-anne-bishop-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 10 (Friday, 7:30 pm) — Warwick's will host Noah Isenberg to discuss and sign his book We'll Always Have Casablanca. Noah Isenberg is director of screen studies and professor of culture and media at The New School, the author of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins and editor of Weimar Cinema, and the recipient of an NEH Public Scholar Award. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Casablanca was first released in 1942, just two weeks after the city of Casablanca itself surrendered to American troops led by General Patton. Featuring a pitch-perfect screenplay, a classic soundtrack, and unforgettable performances by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and a deep supporting cast, Casablanca was hailed in the New York Times as "a picture that makes the spine tingle and the heart take a leap."

Read More: http://www.warwicks.com/event/noah-isenberg-2017

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

March 11 (Saturday, 2:00 pm) — The teen protagonists of the works by Elizabeth BriggsKali Wallace and Emily Skrutskie face challenges in vastly different settings: an alternate present and near future world; a horrific version of our world; and a science fantasy world of high seas adventure. In Emily’s debut, The Abyss Surrounds Us, set on the Neo-Pacific high seas, Cassandra Leung is raised to train Reckoners, genetically altered beasts that defend the Southern Republic of California’s fleet against pirate vessels. Cassandra is eventually coerced into training one for a pirate queen. Shallow Graves, Kali’s debut, sets murder victim Breezy on an exploration of literal monsters and her own monstrous nature. Elena Martinez and the group of teens sent into the future via Project Chronos by the mysterious Aether Corporation in Elizabeth’s Future Shock are dispatched on a rescue mission for another team in Future Threat.

Read more: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/spring-ya

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

March 12 (Sunday, 2:00 pm) — Suspense Magazine praised Under the Knife, “Tops the charts in both suspense and horror…Kelly Parsons has hit yet another home run.” Local author Kelly is a surgeon and professor at the University of California San Diego, and shares traits with his protagonist, Dr. Rita Wu. When Dr. Wu loses a patient during surgery, the patient’s husband, biotechnology tycoon Morgan Finney, is emotionally unequipped to deal with her death, and dedicates his many resources to destroying Dr. Wu.

Read More: http://www.mystgalaxy.com/event/kelly-parsons-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 12 (Sunday, 12:00 pm) — As part of our ongoing Weekend with Locals Program we will be hosting Megan Westfield, author of Lessons in Gravity.

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

March 12 (Sunday, 4:00 pm) — Adventures by the Book™ is pleased to present A Maple Canyon Adventure with award-winning watershed activist & author, Tershia d’Elgin, at Maple Canyon, San Diego, CA 92103 (guests should meet at the trailhead: from State St, north of Laurel Street, turn east on Maple Street. The trailhead is about 500 ft. up Maple Street off State Street). This event is free and open to the public.

About the Event: Join us in Maple Canyon, a tranquil retreat in the midst of urban San Diego, for a modest stroll with watershed activist and author Tershia d’Elgin. Discovering the canyon, we will see a deep ravine, a “sediment trap”, and several historic San Diego elements that those not knowing what to look for might easily miss. Tershia will describe water’s effect on these features, which led her to write The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food.

This Adventure include your tour of Maple Canyon, a lively discussion with the author on the controversy of water rights, book signing, Q&A, and the opportunity to meet the author up close & personal in a unique San Diego setting.

About the Author: Tershia d’Elgin is a writer, water resources consultant, and wetland advocate. Her canyon leadership has received numerous awards, including two astounding U.S. Congressional recognitions; her watershed work has also has been featured in two documentaries. Tershia’s literary and hydrology passions have culminated in her book, The Man Who Thought He Owned Water, the story of her city- bred family’s rare experience after they decamped to a farm on the South Platte River in Colorado.

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

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

http://SDWriteWay.org

(The website is temporarily off line while being reconstructed)

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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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February 27 (Monday, 6:30 pm)Monthly meeting if the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild. Diane Hinds on the entire process of getting a book launched. PR and top tips for social media.

We usually meet 6:30 pm on the fourth Monday of the month at the San Diego County Health Services Center, 3851 Rosecrans, San Diego, CA 92110. For additional information go to: www.SDWritersGuild.org.

March 1 (Wednesday) — SD-Society of Professional Journalist awards contest opens for submissions: https://spjsandiego.org

March 4 (Sunday, 2:30 pm) — San Diego Memoir Writers Association next meeting is at San Diego Writers Ink.

For more information, email Marni at: Marnifreedman18@gmail.com

March 5 (Sunday, 12:00 pm to 3:00pm) — 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.

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