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The Write Stuff 6/14/13

Fabulous, 60 and Loving it  Laguna Beach resident Sam Dawson makes an appearance at 1 p.m. at the local library, Friday, June 21, to talk about her book “Broad Appeal,” 363 Glenneyre St. The book is a compilation of quotes that smashes stereotypes about older women and provides...

The Write Stuff 6/7/13

Losing Paradise On the Lam  Laguna Beach Books welcomes Andrew Lam, author of “Birds of Paradise Lost,” on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy Suite 105. This event is co-sponsored with the Vietnamese American Arts and Letters Association, and will take place at the...

The Write Stuff 5/31/13

Poetry Winners To Be Announced The winners of the 15th Annual Poetry Contest will be announced at an event Saturday, June 1 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Library, 362 Glenneyre St. More than 300 entries were taken for seven categories in this year’s contest.

The Write Stuff: Capturing Natural History in Open Spaces

By Peter A. Bowler Allan Schoenherr, author of “A Natural History of California”, has done it again!  In an elegant, magnificently illustrated treatment of Orange County open spaces, Schoenherr has brought forward basic ecological principles, applied them to local communities and...

The Write Stuff 5/17/13

Jefferson Makes Appearance  Laguna Beach Books welcomes former resident and mystery writer T. Jefferson Parker, author of “The Famous and the Dead” on Sunday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Highway. There is no charge for the event.

Write Stuff 4/26/13

An Epiphany Read   Long-time resident and trained physician, Jacques V. Souadjian M.D., will release a new book both physically and electronically, “Health Smart Epiphany!” The self-help book discusses the mechanisms of chronic illnesses and how to prevent and treat them....

Write Stuff 4/19/13

Cheering on Sisters to Defy Conventions By Robin Pierson   Sam Dawson did not enter her 60s gracefully. The love of her life, her second husband, the man who called her his dream girl and “kid,” died leaving her to face the “over-the-hill” decade alone, not a kid and ...

Write Stuff 4/12/13

Halliburton Bio Digs Into Laguna History Holding a PhD in English, John H. Alt has written a biography titled “Don’t Die in Bed: The Brief, Intense Life of Richard Halliburton,” about the travel-adventure writer who was famous in the 1920s and 1930s. Alt’s book on Halliburton...

All Ages Invited to Rhyme

Laguna Beach Library is taking submissions for its 15th annual poetry contest. The contest is open to the general public in the following categories: adult; high school; sixth through eighth grade; sixth and fifth grade; second and third grade; first grade; and Pre-K and...

The Write Stuff 3/15/13

Book Club Takes on a Sobering Topic Laguna Beach Book’s March book club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, discusses “A Death in the Family” by James Agee. The shop is at 1200 S. Coast Highway.               Cottage Gallery Hosts Event The...

The Write Stuff 3/1/13

 Buddhism Reboots Laguna Beach Books is hosting author Timber Hawkeye, author of “Buddhist Boot Camp” on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. He will talk about his book and take questions. This is a free event. For more information contact Danielle Bauter at...

The Write Stuff 2/22/13

Noted Memoirist Signs Her Latest Work Laguna Beach Books welcomes Los Angeles author Alison Singh Gee, who has written the memoir “Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at 1200 S. Coast Highway. A modern-day fairy tal...

The Write Stuff 2/15/13

Dreaming Like Einstein  Laguna Beach Books hosts a cook club discussing “Einstein’s Dreams” by Alan Lightman on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway. For full schedule of events, contact Danielle Bauter at 949-494-4779 or email her at...

The Write Stuff 2/1/13

Author Visits, Stirs It Up Author David Dusty Cupple will read selections and sign copies of his novel “Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government” at Sound Spectrum Records, 1264 S. Coast Highway, on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m.  ...

Author Ginder Comes to Laguna

Laguna Beach Books will welcome and host author Grant Ginder on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Highway Suite 105. Ginder will plug his second and latest novel “Driver’s Education.” There is no charge for the event. On Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m., the January...