Join Writers for Readings of Spooky Tales

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Laguna Beach Third Street Writers invite all to an open reading event from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Healy House, on the Sawdust Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Celebrate Halloween with hair-raising, seasonal stories and poems written by local writers.


Witte Lectures Start

A Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who has built her career focusing on humanitarian and human rights issues opens the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation lecture series at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Lynsey Addario will speak about her memoir, “It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War.”

The 20th season of Witte Lectures featured renowned speakers on a variety of topics and also include Jon Meacham, Joe Nocera, Dr. Wade Davis and Isabel Wilkerson.

Reserve your seat at 949 548-2411.


Local Author Finds Experts Nearby

6-write-stuff-amazoncoverDr. Jenny Grant Rankin, a lifelong Laguna Beach resident who teaches at University of Cambridge in England, has written another book.

First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace and Success” is published by education publisher Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

The book features expertise from two current Laguna Beach school district employees, Top of the World Elementary School teacher Marie Bammer and Chief Technology Officer Michael Morrison, Rankin says in a statement.

The book is dedicated to the author’s former teachers: Hal Akins, Todd Huck, Joan Morrison and Charles Schiller.

If readers know how to contact these individuals or their relatives, Rankin would appreciate hearing from them: [email protected]



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