Demetra Brodsky

Author of DIVE SMACK (Available Now!) & LAST GIRLS (coming 5/5/20) • Tor Teen/Macmillan

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7:00 PM19:00

53rd Annual San Diego Author Showcase Reception

 The event will be taking place on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 7pm to 9:30pm at Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. The doors will open at 6:45pm.  RECEPTION BY INVITATION ONLY to authors and their guests. See public display information below.

The evening will begin with brief remarks from the Library Director, Misty Jones, and the Friends of the Central Library. Our Keynote speaker, an investigative immigration reporter for KPBS, Jean Guerrero, has won an Emmy award for her reporting, and she has been the recipient of the PEN/FUSION Emerging Writers Prize. You may also find her on NPR, PBS, PRI’s The World, and other public media.

THE SHOWCASE RUNS PUBLICLY throughout the entire month of February. Qualified books are displayed in the Dickinson Popular Library at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common. Participants are invited to attend a special preview prior to the public unveiling. Submitted publications are also showcased in an Online Gallery that lasts throughout the year and features author information, cover images, and title and publishing information. In addition, the books will be available for public to check-out for the remainder of the year.

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2:00 PM14:00

San Diego SCBWI Debut Authors chapter meeting

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This event will include member news followed by each author/illustrator speaking for 20 minutes, sharing something they have learned during the process of getting their debut children’s book published.  The meeting will be followed by  questions from the audience.

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12:20 PM12:20

Southern California Writers' Conference Guest Speaker

In Demetra Brodsky’s arresting Dive Smack, Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match. Gretchen McNeil (Ten) calls the debut novel, “A tense psychological drama with a voice that pulls you in and a twist you won’t see coming.” “Strong characters and a compelling mystery make this a real page-turner,” effuses Publishers Weekly. And Booklist raves, “Brodsky’s debut combines an engaging school story, filled with best friend shenanigans, first love, and a fascinating look at competitive diving, with a tense psychological mystery.” Demetra will join us in September to discuss her path to publication, and the bumpy journey that’s followed.

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