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The Write Stuff 8/30/13

  Library Hosts Local Author   Thomas Osborne, local author and columnist for Laguna Beach Independent, will be at Laguna Beach Library on Monday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He will answer questions and sign copies of his most recent work, “Pacific Eldorado,” which...
Posted On 29 Aug 2013

The Write Stuff 8/22/13

Transformative Author Visits  Laguna Beach Books welcomes Sean Meshorer, author of “The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation” on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway. He book is based on the author’s seminar and includes dozens of stories, research...

The Write Stuff: Local Author Pens Book Based in Italy

 Laguna Beach Books welcomes local author Anita Hughes, author of the novel “Lake Como,” on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 5 p.m. There will be no charge for the event. Hughes was born in Australia and has taught creative writing at The Branson School in Ross, Calif. She has lived in Dana...

The Write Stuff 8/9/13

Laguna Provides the Thrill Ride for Novel Local author Gary Paul Corcoran’s has written a new crime novel “South on Pacific Coast Highway,” which is set in Laguna Beach. “South on Pacific Coast Highway” published by Stargazer Press, is available as an e-book on Apple.  ...

The Write Stuff 7/26/13

Laguna Books Welcomes UCI Writing Program Director Laguna Beach Books welcomes Ron Carlson, author of “Return to Oakpine” to the store on Sunday, July 28 at 4 p.m. at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. Carlson will be answering questions and reading from his new work, a look at friendship,...

The Write Stuff 7/12/13

John Wayne’s Son Joins Book Signing In support of Michael Goldman’s new book, “John Wayne: The Genuine Article,” the legendary actor’s son Ethan Wayne joins the author at a book signing event hosted by Laguna Beach Books at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. The...

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...