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The 2014 One Book, One San Diego Selection

Tease photo: One Book, One San Diego 2014 Selection: Lysley Tenorio's 'Monstress'

One Book, One San Diego 2014 Selection: Lysley Tenorio's 'Monstress'

Author of the 'One Book One San Diego' pick, San Diego native Lysley Tenorio talks about his collection of short stories called "Monstress."

5/27/14Read more

Online Discussion Guide

Dive a little deeper into the book, take a look at our discussion guide created by the author himself, Lysley Tenorio.


One Book Author Events with Lysley Tenorio

Author Talk With 2014 One Book Author Lysley Tenorio At Mira Mesa Library

Sunday, November 16 2014 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Mira Mesa Branch Library: 8405 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126

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Join KPBS and the Mira Mesa Library for a special event featuring Lysley Tenorio, author of "Monstress," the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection. Lysley Tenorio grew up in San Diego and is excited to speak at his home library branch.

Author Talk With 2014 One Book Author Lysley Tenorio At Escondido Public Library

Monday, November 17 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Escondido Public Library, Turrentine Room 239 S Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025

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Join KPBS and the Escondido Public Library for a special event featuring Lysley Tenorio, the author of "Monstress," the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection. Doors will open at 5:30 PM.

Additional One Book Events

Las Filipinas In The World: Filipino Book Discussion Series

Monday, October 6 2014 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Central Public Library

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Come join the discussion on October 6th from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. This event is part of the One Book, One San Diego program featuring “Monstress,” by Lysley Tenorio this year.

Film Screening: 'Imelda' At Scripps Miramar Branch Library

Tuesday, October 21 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center

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This is documentary about the former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. This event is part of the One Book, One San Diego program featuring “Monstress,” by Lysley Tenorio this year.

Film Forum: 'The Bit Player'

Wednesday, October 22 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mission Valley Branch Library

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This satirical swipe at the dark side of the entertainment industry revolves around a usual day in the life of Loida (Santos), a hard-working single mom, as she smiles through the indignities of being a soap opera bit player.

Film Screening: 'Documented' At Otay Mesa-Nestor Library

Wednesday, October 22 2014 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Otay Mesa-Nestor Library: 3003 Coronado Ave., San Diego CA 92154

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"Documented" chronicles the journey of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas who outed himself as an undocumented immigrant from the Philippines in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine.

One Book, One San Diego Book Club Discussion At North Community Library

Wednesday, October 22 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

North University Community Library: 8820 Judicial Dr., San Diego CA 92122

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North University Community Library Page Turners Adult Book Group will discuss the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection, ”Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio.

One Book, One San Diego Book Club Discussion At Scripps Miramar Ranch Library

Wednesday, October 22 2014 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center

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Scripps Miramar Ranch Book Discussion Group will discuss the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection, ”Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio.

One Book, One San Diego Discussion Of 'Monstress' At Fallbrook Library

Thursday, October 23 2014 6:30 p.m.

Fallbrook Branch Library, 124 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028

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This darkly funny collection of short stories set in the Filipino American culture. Please see staff for a copy of the book. Refreshments will be provided.

About One Book, One San Diego

The 18th Annual Writing for Literacy Essay Contest

Students in grades 4, 8 and 10 are invited to submit an essay on suggested topics for a chance to win great prizes. Deadline for submissions is 3:00 PM on Friday, December 19, 2014. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2015.

9/17/14Read more

Past One Book Selections

Last year we highlighted Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks. Find out more about this book and other previous One Book selections, in our archives..

Tease photo: One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego: FAQs & Selection Criteria

One Book, One San Diego promises to be an exciting program in 2014. This article answers common questions about the program. Contact Clare Pister at cpister@kpbs.org with further questions.

3/6/13Read more

Author Talk With 2014 One Book Author Lysley Tenorio At The City College International Book Fair

Thursday, October 16 2014 12:45 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.

San Diego City College, Room V-101, 1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

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Join KPBS and City College at their annual International Book Fair for this special presentation by author Lysley Tenorio about his book, "Monstress," the 2014 One Book, One San Diego selection. Books will be for sale and the author will sign copies.