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Book signings with an author whose writings concern cross-cultural and international topics.

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10/28/2019 - Book Signing: Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah
11/02/2019 - Raising Bilingual-Multilingual Children
Rachele will share what makes children polyglots and what steps parents should take to ensure their children can successfully grow up speaking several languages perfectly. While speaking to your children in the language may seem to be an obvious step, there are many other factors contributing to them speaking several languages. From personal and professional experience to intensive research, Rachele will share the keys so you can successfully raise your children bilingual / multilingual / multicultural (whether you speak the language(s) or not). Free workshop in English. Donations accepted.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Boulevard, suite 104
San Diego, CA 92121
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Saturday, November 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.afsandiego.org
11/02/2019 - Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
November 9 marks the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world commemorates this historic event, J. Elke Ertle, will discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989. Elke, born and raised in West Berlin, was fifteen years of age on that summer day in August when construction of the Wall first began. She vividly recalls how West Berliners, whose city was no more than a tiny capitalist island within a large communist sea, were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain. Elke will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir,
10/25/2019 - Book Signing: J. Elke Ertle
November 9 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. As the world prepares to commemorate this historic event,J. Elke Ertle, will discuss the factors that led to the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961 and the dynamics that brought it down in 1989.

Elke, born and raised in West Berlin, was fifteen years of age on that summer day in August when construction of the Wall first began. She vividly recalls how West Berliners, whose city was no more than a tiny capitalist island within a large communist sea, were terrified of winding up behind the Iron Curtain.

Elke will end the discussion by reading a brief excerpt from her memoir, "Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl's Journey to Freedom" that describes the panic, the doom, the confusion, the lack of reliable information and the rumors of collusion, under-the-table deals and nuclear war that swept thought the city.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
San Carlos Public Library
7265 Jackson Dr.
San Diego, CA
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Friday, October 25 - 2:00 PM
10/29/2019 - In Celebration of Toni Morrison: Reflecting on a Legend
The passing of Nobel laureate, Toni Morrison, in August 2019, has been felt as an irreplaceable loss by many who were inspired by the power and beauty of her writing, her advocacy for Black writers, and the incisive and uncompromising commentary on race in the United States in her novels, essays and interviews. Morrison
10/22/2019 - Book Signing: Kate Quinn
Warwick's will host Kate Quinn as she discusses and signs her new book, "Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution's Women." Quinn is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress."

This event is free and open to the public. Reserved seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Warwick's
7812 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
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Tuesday, October 22 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please call: (858) 454-0347
10/14/2019 - Book Signing: Simon Tam
Simon Tam, founder of Asian American dance rock band The Slants, will be presenting his new memoir, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court. He'll be joined by Slants' guitarist, Joe x. Jiang, and will be performing some songs from the band's latest release. Gripping, funny, enlightening, and ultimately uplifting, Slanted proves that no obstacle is too difficult to conquer
10/07/2019 - Book Talk: Native American Historian Walter Echo-Hawk
The Barona Cultural Center & Museum invites you to an evening with renowned Native American legal scholar, author and historian, Walter Echo-Hawk as he discusses his newest book, The Sea of Grass: A Family Tale from the American Heartland. The Sea of Grass chronicles 10 generations of Echo-Hawk
10/05/2019 - Book Signing: Kevin Mclean
Kevin Mclean's book Crossing the River Kabul is Bar Popal's personal story of fleeing Afghanistan after the Russian invasion and his amazing stories of his life in Afghanistan. Kevin McLean lives in San Diego, California where he practiced law for many years. As an attorney, he met Bar Popal whose amazing stories of his life in Afghanistan rekindled Kevin's love of writing. The result was Crossing the River Kabul.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, October 5 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.friendsofsandiegocentrallibrary.org
09/30/2019 - Book Signing: David Schein
David Schein reads from The Adoption, an international coming of age story that tracks the lives of children growing up in Ethiopia and the USA. Gleaned from Schein
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