Danielle Mages Amato reading and discussing The Hidden Memory of Objects Preceded by open mic for original poetry and prose Date: Tuesday, October 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook San Diego-based debut author Danielle Mages Amato has created a fascinating mystery with a dash of the paranormal in her novel […]
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This might be difficult to read. Read it anyway. The Falling Man: an unforgettable story By Tom Junod Esquire, Sep 9, 2016 Do you remember this photograph? In the United States, people have taken pains to banish it from the record of September 11, 2001. The story behind it, though, and the search for the […]
At the Mexico-U.S. border fence. By JR. Learn more at NPR.
From the Southern Poverty Law Center, September 6, 2017 The Trump administration announced that it will be rescinding the DACA program, which has protected 800,000 young adults from deportation. President Trump released a statement defending this heartless, inhumane decision. For accuracy and context, the SPLC has annotated the president’s statement below. “As President, my highest […]
Writers Read offers creative writing workshops in Fallbrook for beginning and seasoned writers, because writing is not for sissies—it’s for everyone! Writing Craft and Critique—final two workshops of the year Writing Craft and Critique is a five-week workshop that blends writing craft with read and critique. To accommodate demand, there will be two workshops, offered […]
Obama condemns Trump decision to end DACA—graciously, of course Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules. But that’s not what the action that […]
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Dictionaries are comforting. Looking up a word that leads to another and another and another is a meandering, lovely path to escape—and escape is so desirable in these troubled times. It was in a more innocent time that I discovered the lexical pleasures: the day in elementary school, when a teacher […]
Writers Read at Fallbrook Library Presents Come Out of the Closet and Read! Our occasional all open mic night for poetry and prose Date: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook There’s a lot going on in the world today. Sometimes it feels as though there’s more than […]
The members of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, appointed by President Barack Obama and ignored by Trump, resigned en mass Friday morning. Enjoy their letter of resignation—and consider the first letter of each paragraph.
Reviewed by Kit-Bacon Gressitt Best-selling novelist and Fallbrook, California resident T. Jefferson Parker had a great run with his six Charlie Hood Border Series thrillers. Now, with the release of The Room of White Fire (Putnam, August 22, 2017), Parker launches a new series with a new protagonist: San Diego private investigator Roland Ford. […]
By Jean M. Twenge, September 2017 issue One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what […]
By Kit-Bacon Gressitt Reading 19th century documents about the women’s suffrage debate in the relative comfort of the 21st century is interesting and annoying. It’s annoying because of the lack of progress we’ve made toward women’s equality since such debates were first held in our fledgling Congress. And it’s even more annoying because the […]
Glen Campbell died of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association and the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
Writers Read at Fallbrook Library, a free monthly author series, will host the launch of best-selling author T. Jefferson Parker’s new thriller, The Room of White Fire. The launch is Tuesday, August 22, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. A return to Parker’s thriller roots, The Room of White Fire […]
Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out. By Dashka Slater, July/August 2017 Issue Late one night in October 2015, North Dakota prisons chief Leann Bertsch met Karianne Jackson, one of her deputies, for a drink in a hotel bar in Oslo, Norway. They had just spent an exhausting day touring […]
Quinnipiac University, in Connecticut, conducted a national poll in May that gave Trump “a near-record negative 36 – 58 percent job approval rating. … Critical are big losses among white voters with no college degree, white men and independent voters.” But it is the responses to one particular question that make the poll unusually entertaining: What […]
From Brave New Films, a celebration of diversity On Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30 PM, 40 strangers entered a small photography studio near downtown Los Angeles. On the floor, they found strips of white tape laid out in large boxes. In a few moments, a member of the Brave New Films production team would […]
By Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel b. 1918, d. 2007 Poet’s note: Poetry waits for no man, woman or bird in a tree, such as one outside my window now. Let him talk, Lottie always says. Talk is cheap as long as he’s got breath, and so far, Deke has got plenty of that. […]
Omarosa Manigault, reality TV antagonist turned presidential advisor, is being castigated in social media for a protocol faux pas: In an invitation to the Congressional Black Caucus to a second meeting with Trump, she referred to herself as “The Honorable Omarosa Manigault.” “How dare she!?” was a common refrain. This error is something a decent […]
By Penny Perry She clutches my hand. “I’m glad it’s me. Not you. I was worried you would lose your daughter.” I cry into her shoulder. My purse drops. Evening sun floods the church, haloes Barbara’s dark hair, turns Jesus on the cross the rose and gold of Limoges. She strokes her son’s cool […]