Friday, July 20, 2012

July 28 Literary Fair in Oceanside, CA, North County Times reprint with thanks

OCEANSIDE: Literary fair connects local authors with readers

Picture Oceanside and it's not likely that the image that comes to mind is a hot spot for literati where authors and book lovers gather to chat about what they're writing and reading.

Yet that image is not far from the mark, given the number of writers who call Oceanside home, said Oceanside principal librarian Monica Chapa-Domercq and Eliane Weidauer of the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation.

Their work spans the gamut from military memoirs and biographies to children's books and dark mysteries involving the paranormal.

"I like the idea of pointing out or sharing with the rest of the country, the rest of the world, that Oceanside is more than sand and ocean," Weidauer said. "There is a treasure trove of literature right here in Oceanside."

That treasure trove will be on display July 28 at a "Write on Oceanside" literary fair put on by the library and the Arts Foundation in the Civic Center Plaza in front of the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

The fair is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. To 2 p.m.

Weidauer said 36 local writers will be on hand to talk about their work, meet their readers and autograph copies of their books.

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