Category: San Diego Happenings (page 1 of 2)

On Saturday, June 15, 2019
at the home of internationally acclaimed author
Victor Villaseñor

Announcing the
Sixth Annual Writers and Creatives Festival

Celebrating the author and artist within us all
THIS IS NOT AN SDBA EVENT

The artistic and literary community within a hundred-mile radius of Oceanside repeats this inspirational event, hosted by CEO of A Word With You Press, Thornton Sully. Bring family and friends to this FREE EVENT at the hacienda of world-acclaimed author Victor Villaseñor, 1302 Stewart Street in Oceanside, on Saturday, June 15th, from 4:00 till 9:00 pm.

All attendees to this pot-luck may choose to have stage time for sharing their accomplishments since the last gathering and inform the audience of upcoming performances, book signings, readings, and gallery openings. Please, come PROMOTE YOUR CREATIVE projects! Networking is not only permitted, it’s part of the attendee job description!

There will be live entertainment and an open mic, beginning at 4:00 at this free, family-friendly event.

If you have ever thought of writing a novel or discovering artistic talents within you, you will leave this event inspired and motivated.
Full details and sign-up are available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/642049646233223/

Or email Thornton Sully at thorn@awordwithyoupress.com

On Saturday, April 13, 2019


San Diego Book Awards will be sponsoring two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival. Also, don’t forget to check out KidsWrite! San Diego, sponsored in part by the San Diego Book Awards. We are proud to support San Diego writers at ANY age! Not only that, we’ll be walking around meeting the writers, and our president, Tiffany Vakilian, will be in a panel! Her panel takes place right after Piper Kerman’s interview. Kerman is this year’s keynote speaker, and author of Orange is the New Black.


SDBA sponsoring KidsWrite at San Diego Writers Festival

San Diego Book Awards will be sponsoring the KidsWrite Contest, in addition to two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival in April. We are proud to support San Diego writers at ANY age!

San Diego Book Awards had such success at the UT Book Festival in 2018, we decided to sponsor two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival on April 13th at the San Diego Central Library. We’ll be on the patio outside the auditorium. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

SDBA on KPBS

San Diego novelist Chet Cunningham had written more than 300 published books. He started the San Diego Book Awards 24 years ago… READ MORE HERE.

Here is a link to the transcript, for better accessibility.

Matchbook Story Contest!

The San Diego Public Library is now accepting entries for their 2nd annual Matchbook Short Story Contest.

Contest closes at midnight on November 1st— the winner will be announced on December 15th.

For further info, please click here.

 

Submission Window 2018

Calling all Published and Unpublished Entries for the 2019 San Diego Book Awards!

The San Diego Book Awards competition is open to current residents of San Diego County. Books submitted for the 2018 competition (awards presented in June 2019) must have been first published or copyrighted in 2018.

BE ADVISED — For published entrants, 2017 and 2018 release dates are included.

PUBLISHED FORMS AND GUIDELINES

UNPUBLISHED FORMS AND GUIDELINES

2016 SDBAA Logo w text

SDBA at the San Diego Book Festival!

The second annual San Diego Book Festival was a huge success, drawing over 20,000 to the Liberty Station event held on August 25.

The San Diego Book Awards was at the second annual San Diego Book Festival this past August 25th.

The festival, sponsored by the San Diego Union Tribune and held at Liberty Station, drew thousands of book lovers.

At the San Diego Book Awards table were several past award winners, and 2017 award winners Virginia Hull and Muriel Sandy were presented their trophies for Best Unpublished Memoir and Best Unpublished Short Story, respectively.

Author G J Berger at the San Diego Book Awards table. G J Berger was a San Diego Book Awards 2012 award winner for best published historical fiction for his novel “South Of Burnt Rocks.”

Author Jennifer A. Davis at the San Diego Book Awards table. Jennifer A. Davis was the 2013 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Published Young Adult Novel with her novel “The Voice.”

Virginia Hull is the 2017 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Unpublished Memoir, “An Unfair Death.”

Muriel Sandy is the 2017 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Unpublished Short Story, “A Matter of Integrity.”

San Diego Book Awards vice-president David Urban had the honor of appearing with Earl Javorsky and Caitlin Rother at the Crime and Mystery Forum at the 2018 San Diego Festival of Books.

San Diego Book Awards President Tiffany Vakilian at the San Diego Book Festival, escorted by a Star Wars Stormtrooper.

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