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.
Category: The Write Stuff
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 habitats, and produced a superb guide to the “natural history of open spaces of […]
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.
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. Souadjian will answer call-in questions as a guest on The Friendship Show on KX […]
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 no one’s girl. And while she […]
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 partly deals with the building of Hangover House in […]
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 kindergarten. Winning poems will be published in the 15th Annual Poetry […]
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 Cottage Gallery presents a book event featuring […]
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 949-494-4779 or via email at [email protected] […]
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 tale, “Where the Peacocks Sing” is a […]
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 [email protected] Hooking the ‘Perfect Bait’ Laguna Beach resident Michael Fowlkes says his “Perfect […]
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 Tells of […]
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 Book Club meets to discuss […]
Retired UC Irvine faculty members and Laguna Beach residents Margot Norris and her husband, Rowland Davis, teamed up five years ago to write mysteries together. “We’re obviously not in this for the money,” Norris said, referring to the $2.50 in royalties earned by their first novel, “Murder at Astron Bay,” released in 2009. Their second […]
Local writer and activist Arnold Hano officially launches the reissue of three of his early novels in an omnibus titled “3 Steps To Hell” with a book signing Sunday, Nov. 11 at Laguna Beach Books 1200 S. Coast Highway #105 at 1 p.m. The collection is published by Stark House Press in Eureka, California. Hano, […]