Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jim Lynch Visits Santa Monica

On a very warm afternoon last Saturday, Jim Lynch spoke to an enthusiastic audience of The Highest Tide readers. He read from his book, talked about his inspiration and experience of writing the novel, and answer audience questions.

Many thanks to Santa Monica College and Santa Monica College Associates and the California Center for the Book for making this event happen.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Cover Me! Teen Book Cover Art Contest Winner Revealed

The winner is Hannah, age 13. She created the cover shown below and stated, "The paparazzi made the comment 'the beach talks to Miles,' and Miles says in one instance, 'the beach is trying to tell us something.' My cover has a shellphone. It is supposed to be symbolic of the beach 'speaking' to Miles, and his special knowledge of the bay."

Congratulations, Hannah! She will meet Jim Lynch for lunch this Saturday before the author appears at 3:00 at Santa Monica College.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Author! Author!

Santa Monica Citywide Reads is in its closing week, and we've saved the best for last. The Highest Tide's author, Jim Lynch, will be making an appearance at the Santa Monica College's Pavilion (Gym) on Saturday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m. Admission is completely free and all ages are welcome. Jim will introduce and give some background on the book that's bringing us all together and audience members will have the opportunity to ask him questions. A book sale and signing will follow.

Parking at Santa Monica College on Saturday is free. The college's address is 1900 Pico Boulevard. We recommend parking in Parking Structure A (see map below), which is accessed off Pico Boulevard, near 17th Street. The author talk will take place in the Pavilion (Gym), which is located south of Parking Structure A, and can be found near the bottom center of the map detail posted below.

We hope you will join us!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Three More Discussions Left

It's not too late! There are three more opportunities to participate in a Citywide Reads discussion:

  • Monday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Main Library's Multipurpose Room, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1201 3rd Street Promenade
  • Friday, May 16 at 2:00 p.m. at It's A Grind, 602 Santa Monica Blvd.

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Unique Spot to Discuss the Book

One of the things we're most excited about with this year's Citywide Reads series is the several new venues where book discussions will be held. Tying in beautifully with the marine-based themes of The Highest Tide, one the new locations is Heal The Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. The discussion will take place Thursday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m., and discussion participants will get a unique after-hours tour of the Aquarium after the discussion. The Aquarium is located on the Santa Monica Pier, in the blue and white building beneath the carousel (the orange building).

For more information on the Aquarium, visit their website by clicking here.