Writers Read moves to Fallbrook Library

Effective July 9, 2013, Writers Read will move to the Fallbrook Library.

  The readings will be renamed Writers Read at Fallbrook Library

 We will meet the second Tuesday of each month at, as always, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

 We will meet in the library's Community Room.

 The format of our free monthly readings will remain the same: featured guest authors, book signings, and open mic for original poetry and prose.

Read on for our schedule through December.

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July 9, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Marivi Soliven

Reading from her debut novel, The Mango Bride

TheMangoBridePreceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, July 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Marivi Soliven, of San Diego, is the debut author of The Mango Bride, a novel described by publisher Penguin as, “Two women, two cultures, and the fight to find a new life in America, despite the secrets of the past.”

The author will be discussing her novel, which will be available for sale and signing.

Read more about Marivi Soliven and The Mango Bride on the author's blog.

Our thanks to Mysterious Galaxy Books for their support.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

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August 13, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Duff Brenna

Presenting his award-winning memoir, Murdering the Mom

Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, August 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

9781877655746_ARC_cvr2.inddDuff Brenna is the author of nine books, including The Book of Mamie, which won the AWP Award for Best Novel; The Holy Book of the Beard, named “an underground classic” by The New York Times; Too Cool, a New York Times Noteworthy Book; The Altar of the Body was given the Editors Prize Favorite Book of the Year Award, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and also received a San Diego Writers Association Award for Best Novel 2002. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts award, Milwaukee Magazine’s Best Short Story of the Year Award, and a Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention. His collection of short stories, Minnesota Memoirs, wasduff_bend_booktour awarded first prize at the 2013 Next Generation Indie Awards in New York City.

His memoir, Murdering the Mom, was a Finalist for Best Non-Fiction at the same 2013 Independent Publishers Awards. He also received a second place award under the "Grand Prize" category. His work has been translated into six languages.

The author will be discussing his writing life and his books, several of which will be available for sale and signing.

Duff Brenna is also the found editor and fiction editor of Serving House: a Journal of Literary Arts.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

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September 10, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Janice Steinberg

Author of The Tin Horse

978-0-679-64374-6Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, September 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Janice Steinberg is an award-winning mystery novelist, who departs the mystery genre with her new novel, The Tin Horse, a rich multigenerational story about the intense, often fraught bond sisters share and the dreams and sorrows that lay at the heart of the immigrant experience.Janice Steinberg

Margaret Dilloway, author of How to Be an American Housewife, wrote of Steinberg's novel, “In the wry and witty voice of retiree Elaine Greenstein, Janice Steinberg brings the bygone Jewish immigrant L.A. neighborhood of Boyle Heights to vibrant life. Part mystery, part sister story, part family history, The Tin Horse is a completely immersive reading experience. I closed the pages feeling as though I’d lived another life.”

Steinberg will be discussing her novel, which will be available for sale and signing.

Our thanks to Mysterious Galaxy Books for their support.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

Photo credit: Gaia Steinberg

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October 8, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Steve McDonald

Reading from his new poetry collection, House of Mirrors

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Date: Tuesday, October 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Steve McDonald is Professor Emeritus of English at Palomar College, where he also served as Dean of Languages and Literature. His new poetry collection, House of Mirrors, published by Tebot Bach Press, was described by poet Judith Pacht as “elegant poems—moving and redemptive.” His poems have appeared in RATTLE, The Crab Creek Review, Spillway, Blue Unicorn, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Passager, Pinyon, The Cresset, and other journals. He was a finalist in the 2008 Sow’s Ear Poetry Awards, received Honorable Mention in the 2006 Passager SMcDonaldMugpoetry competition, and was a semi-finalist in the 2004 Dana Awards and in the 2007 Finishing Line Press chapbook competition. In 2010 his work appeared in Best New Poets 2010. His chapbook Where There Was No Pattern was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007.

House of Mirrors will be available for sale and signing.

Read more about Steve McDonald and House of Mirrors.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

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November 12, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Diana Gould

Discussing her Hollywood Thriller, Coldwater

Coldwater Front Cover Feb 8 2013Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, November 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Diana Gould  is an award-winning scriptwriter, producer and author of the new murder-mystery thriller Coldwater, lauded by television producer Steve Bochco as "not only a gripping murder mystery that exposes the lurid sex lives of Hollywood’s elite, but also a harrowing tale of addiction and redemption." Gould has written pilots, movies, episodes and mini-series for network and cable. She was writer-producer of 05cc41cf73860a7e9d9ac0.L._V386892899_SX200_Dynasty, executive story consultant on Knot's Landing, her script I Love You—Good-bye won the Population Institute Award, and she served on the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America. She received an MFA in fiction from Bennington, has taught fiction, screen and playwriting in the MFA program at Goddard, and coaches writers privately.

The author will be discussing Coldwater, which will be available for sale and signing.

Read more about Gould and Coldwater.

Our thanks to Mysterious Galaxy Books for their support.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

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December 10, 2013, Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents

Raymond E. Feist

Discussing Magician's End, the Riftwar Cycle conclusion

MagiciansEndCoverPreceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, December 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook, 760-731-4650

Raymond E. Feist is the internationally bestselling author of the fantasy series, the Riftwar Cycle. Begun in 1982, Feist's thirtieth book in the cycle, Magician's End, brings the series to an end. Feist is is a Southern Californian by birth and a San Diegan by choice. He was educated at the University of California, San RaymondEFeistDiego, where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts with Honors in 1977. His books have been on both the New York Times and the Times of London bestseller lists.

The author will be discussing his series, and Magician's End, which will be available for sale and signing.

Read more about Raymond Feist and the Riftwar Cycle series.

Our thanks to Mysterious Galaxy Books for their support.

For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.

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