Category Archives: Blog

PLNU Writer Symposium

Meet Jane Smiley at PLNU’s Writer’s Symposium

  Point Loma Nazarene University’s 2018 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea kicks off on Monday, February 19 with an incredible roster of authors including Deepak Chopra, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Jane Smiley. The Writer’s Symposium is an annual event founded by Dr. Dean Nelson and brings lively, evocative conversations to PLNU from some […]

Wanjiru Warama at La Playa Books

Last weekend La Playa Books was thrilled to host local author Wanjiru Warama as she discussed her memoirs, “Unexpected America” and “Entangled in America”. With a calm voice and gentle smile, Wanjiru shared the outline of her life with her captivated audience, explaining how she came to be in America far from her Kenyan roots. […]

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5 Famous Authors From California

The sunshine and promise the name California brings to mind has captivated people since the gold rush, prompting millions to abandon all and head West to make their fortune. California has not only given many their dreams, but has also sprung some of the world’s most talented writers from her soil. These 5 famous authors […]

5 Lengthy Classics to Tackle in 2018

Many great classics of literature are so intimidatingly long that the thought of plowing through them is simply overwhelming. However, the riches these verbose classics contain are well worth the effort and discipline it takes to read them from cover to cover. What better time to begin reading some of the great works of literature […]

Write Out Loud at La Playa Books!

La Playa Books was thrilled to welcome Write Out Loud this past Saturday and their live readings of holiday poems and short stories! Founded in 2007 by San Diego actors Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter, Write Out Loud is a local non-profit dedicated to promoting literacy with live readings by professional actors.   Tim West […]

Author Event: Jason Freeman

Embark on an awkwardly awesome and imperfect journey on November 26th, 2-4 p.m., with your guide, Jason Freeman, as he endeavors to uncover life’s most elusive qualities: success and satisfaction. Jason was eager to enter the world, and in his haste, his umbilical cord kinked like a garden hose; the lack of oxygen resulted in […]

Author Signing: Elizabeth St. John

Award-winning author Elizabeth St.John tells this dramatic story of love, betrayal, family bonds and loyalty through the eyes of her ancestor Lucy and her family’s surviving diaries, letters and court papers. Come hear about her latest book, ‘By Love Divided’ on Guy Fawkes Day! Meet the author at La Playa Books 1026 Rosecrans St. San […]