Book Fair Agenda

Ben Whitlatch

The fifth annual San Diego City College International Book Fair will occur from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2.

Events will be held the Saville Theatre and in various classrooms.

Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. the “Women of the Odyssey” program will be held at the Saville Theatre. This will be a program of dance and drama hosted by award winning author Laurel Corona and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Dr. Constance Carroll.

Sept. 29 from 11:10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in classroom D-121A/B. The event will be a panel and book signing with Giovanna Pang Garcia, Dr. Virginia Loh, Wayne Chan, and Ray Wong who will be discussing journalism, publishing, books and culture from an Asian perspective.

Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in classroom B-103 documentary called “Hybrid Identities: Artistic Voices from the Border” with be displayed. Directed by Laura Castañeda, the documentary is about six artists who excel in art, music and literature who challenge the stereotypes of their city Tijuana, Mexico.

Sept. 30 there will be two events in D-121A/B. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. will be a reading and signing with Paul Vanderwood, author of “Satan’s Playground: Mobster and Movie Stars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort”. From 12:45 to 2:10 p.m. a panel and book signing for the compilation “Fences, Borders and Boundaries: Essays on Social Exclusion, Inclusion and Integration” will be held with a discussion about the impact of borders around the globe, not just here in America consisting of professors Justin Akers-Chacón, Sharon Allen and Aníbal Yáñez.

Oct. 1, from 7 to 9 p.m., will be a reading, book signing and concert in the Saville Theatre with Luis Rodriguez, author of “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A”. This event will be in collaboration with Grammy nominee Perla Batallla and her band.

Oct. 2 in the Saville Theatre will be a variety of readings and books. Rae Armantrout, recipient of 2010 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for “Versed” will be featured from 1 to 2 p.m. Danzy Senna, author of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night? A Personal History” from 2 to 3 p.m. Forrest Hylton, author of “Vanishing Acts” from 3 to 4 p.m. Kelly Mayhew, editor of City Works Press anthology “Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting” from 4 to 5 p.m. Jim Miller, author of “Flash” in collaboration with musician Gregory Page from 5 to 6:30 p.m..

For more information visit www.sdcitybookfair.com.