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San Diego, California+1-858-273-1900
18 - Apr
(Nearby Event: Business, Family)
Where:WARWICKS, 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla, California, United States, 92037
On Thursday, April 18th at 7:30pm Warwick's will host Erica Jong and Kim Dower as they discuss and sign their new books of poetry, The World Began With Yes and Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave. Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, novelist & essayist with over 26 published books that have been influential all over the world. Erica’s most popular novel, Fear of Flying celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. Never out of print, it has sold over 35 million copies in 42 languages including Chinese and Arabic. Her awards include the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy (named for the critic who introduced Ernest Hemingway, Allen Ginsberg, and Erica Jong to the Italian public); the Sigmund Freud Award in Italy; the Deauville Literary Award in France; the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature; Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize (also won by Sylvia Plath and W.S. Merwin). Erica’s poetry has appeared in publications worldwide, including The New Yorker, and L.A. Times, The Paris Review, Haaretz, and many more. Erica lives in New York and Connecticut with her husband and two poodles. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast is also an amazing writer.   This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available when the book is pre-ordered from Warwick's for the event. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

Erica  Jong has  never  stopped  writing  poetry. It  was  her  first  love  and  it  has  provided inspiration for all her other books. In a dark time, she celebrates life. Her title comes from the Brazilian  genius Clarice Lispector who was deeply in love  with  life  despite  many tragedies. Life  challenges us to celebrate even when our very existence is threatened. Never have we needed poetry more. Jong

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