Above: Graphic logo for the 7th Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair, October 1 - October 6, 2012.
2012 Seventh Annual San Diego City College International Book Fair - October 1st - 6th, 2012
Free admission to all events. Open to the public.
The San Diego City College International Book Fair is the outgrowth of over ten years of work by the Creative Writing faculty, their students, and friends in the community at large who put out the journal City Works and recently formed San Diego City Works Press.
We are committed to promoting local writers and booksellers as well as reaching out to prominent national and international authors and artists, particularly our friends and neighbors in Mexico. This year's fair and future fairs will also showcase the arts and music as well as literature of all sorts.
Monday, October 1st: Room 121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Reading and book signing with Reyna Grande, author of "The Distance Between Us"
Tuesday, October 2nd: Room 121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
9:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Reading and book signing with Susan Straight, author of "Between Heaven and Here" - Buy one, get one free: For each purchase of "Between Heaven and Here" ($12), the author will give a free copy of "Take One Candle Light a Room," part of her Rio Seco trilogy.
Wednesday, October 3rd: Room 121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Panel discussion with Justin Hudnall, Corinne Goria, Mindy Solis, and Erica Blunt, contributors to "The Far East: Everything Just As It Is," an anthology which combines non-fiction and poetry to create a portrait of life in East San Diego County.
Thursday, October 4th: Room 121A/B (Faculty Lounge)
11: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Reading and book signing with Zohreh Ghahremani, "Sky of Red Poppies"
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Reading and book signing with Gustavo Arellano, "Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America"
Friday, October 5th: Saville Theatre
7 p.m. – 9 p.m. City Works Press reading and book signing with Chris Baron, Heather Eudy, Cali Linfor, and Sabrina Youmans, contributors to "Lantern Tree: Four Books of Poems"
Saturday, October 6th: Saville Theatre
“Banned Book Saturday”
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Screening of "Precious Knowledge," a documentary about the prohibition of ethnic studies and book ban in Arizona.
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Banned Books Now: What’s Next?” Comments by Catherine Greene, branch manager and head librarian, La Jolla Branch Library
Readings of excerpts from banned books by City College faculty and staff members including: Roberta Alexander, June Cressy, Farrell Foreman, Kevin Gossett, Jan Jarrell, Nadia Mandilawi, Elizabeth Meehan, Oscar Preciado, Anna Rogers, Elva Salinas. Discussion to follow.
Readings and book signings by authors banned in Arizona, including:
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Rudy Acuña, author of "Occupied America," "Anything But Mexican," and "Corridors of Migration"
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Herbert Sigüenza, author of "Culture Clash: Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy"
PARKING: Parking is scarce because of so much construction on our campus. But, an easy solution is to park in the V building, the parking structure on C and 17th Streets. Permits are available on the second and fifth levels of the parking structure. The fee is $1 an hour or $5 for the whole day.
To get to the parking structure: Proceed east on C Street. Pass 16th Street. Turn right on 17th Street, and then make an immediate right into the parking structure. If you go under the overpass or arrive at Broadway, you have gone too far.
To get to the Saville Theatre: Go west on C Street. The Saville Theatre is on the right (north side) past the construction fencing. Look up and you will see the name of the theatre. There will also be a sign