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Dean Glass will speak on June 3 from 11:30-1PM about his book, The History & Mystery of the Whaley House, as part of the Friends of the Central Library’s Writers to Watch program.

Dean Glass will speak on June 3 from 11:30-1PM about his book, The History & Mystery of the Whaley House, as part of the Friends of the Central Library’s Writers to Watch program.

Dean Glass will speak on June 3 from 11:30-1PM about his book, The History & Mystery of the Whaley House, as part of the Friends of the Central Library’s Writers to Watch program. The History & Mystery of the Whaley House illuminates the history of the pioneer Whaley family and their magnificent 1850s brick mansion,… Continue Reading

Hannah Cohen and Gloria Harris will discuss their book, Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators, June 3 from 11:30-1PM in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room on the first floor next to the library store.

Hannah Cohen and Gloria Harris will discuss their book, Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators, June 3 from 11:30-1PM in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room on the first floor next to the library store.

Hannah Cohen and Gloria Harris will discuss their book, Remarkable Women of San Diego: Pioneers, Visionaries and Innovators, June 3 from 11:30-1PM in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Room on the first floor next to the library store.   San Diego enjoys a diverse legacy of formidable female leaders. Ellen Browning Scripps financed and established… Continue Reading

Diana Wallis Taylor, an award-winning author, will present her new book Mary, Chosen of God, on Saturday, May 6, at 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. as part of the Writers to Watch series.

Diana Wallis Taylor, an award-winning author, will present her new book Mary, Chosen of God, on Saturday, May 6, at 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. as part of the Writers to Watch series.

Diana Wallis Taylor, an award-winning author, will present her new book Mary, Chosen of God, on Saturday, May 6, at 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. as part of the Writers to Watch series. In her novel Mary, Chosen of God, local author Diana Taylor shines an unusual light on what many have called  “the greatest story… Continue Reading

G.J.Berger, will present his new book Four Nails, on Saturday, April 1, at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series.

G.J.Berger, will present his new book Four Nails, on Saturday, April 1, at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series.

      G.J. Berger’s debut novel, “South of Burnt Rocks West of theMoon” – 2012 SDBA Best published historical novel – and the newly released “Four Nails” bring to modern readers the lives and times of Hannibal, his elephants, and much more. Berger lives in San Diego with his favorite tango dancing partner and grammarian. They… Continue Reading

Seth Meyerowitz  will discuss his book ,The Lost Airman , Saturday, March 4, 2017  at 1:00 pm in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series.

Seth Meyerowitz will discuss his book ,The Lost Airman , Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series.

The Lost Airman is the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom. Bronx-born top turret-gunner Arthur Meyerowitz was one of only two crewmen who escaped death or… Continue Reading

John Van Roekel will discuss his book Lorenzo’s Assassin, February 18, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series

John Van Roekel will discuss his book Lorenzo’s Assassin, February 18, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Mary Hollis Clark Room, as part of the W2W series

  John completed his third historical novel in 2016. Lorenzo’s Assassin is set against the backdrop of the Pazzi Conspiracy when Pope Sixtus IV plotted to murder Lorenzo the Magnificent. In addition, John has edited the World War II letters of his father, Paul Van Roekel. They are available on his web site. After a forty year career… Continue Reading

Susan Collins (Suzka) Is the  W2W Speaker on January 14, 2017

Susan Collins (Suzka) Is the W2W Speaker on January 14, 2017

Susan Collins (Suzka) is a an artist-painter, muralist, set designer for the Monterey Jazz Festival, and now an obsessive San Diego writer with a story that needed to be written. Wonders in Dementialand breaks through the stigma of dementia. The Central Library invites you to a presentation you won’t forget! Writers to Watch (W2W) Saturday,… Continue Reading

Shadab Zeest Hashmi is the W2W speaker for September 18, 2016

Shadab Zeest Hashmi is the W2W speaker for September 18, 2016

  Shadab Zeest Hashmi, author of Kohl and Chalk and Baker of Tarifa. is the recipient of the San Diego Book Award, the Nazim Hikmet Prize, and multiple Pushcart nominations. She has been published in Prairie Schooner, The Cortland Review, Poetry International, The Adirondack Review, Vallum, Atlanta Review, POEM and other journals worldwide, and has presented her work in the UK, Spain,… Continue Reading