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Poems That Win Friends, Influence People

April 19, 1998|DENNIS McLELLAN | TIMES STAFF WRITER

In honor of National Poetry Month, author Wilton Barnhardt will moderate the second annual Poetry Festival at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Beach Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave.

Poets and authors who will read selected poetry that has influenced their lives and writing are Lee Mallory, Jo-Ann Mapson, Tony Barnstone, Laura O'Connor, Jay Carter, Gabrielle Daniels, David Friedman, Jay Gummerman, Elizabeth Kadetsky and Jeff Lytle.

Admission: $5; $3 for students, seniors and Newport Beach Public Library Foundation members. Reservations: (714) 717-3890.

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Dana Point resident Peggy Phillips, author of "Two Women Under Water," will sign at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dana Niguel Library, 33841 Niguel Road, Dana Point.

Phillips' book (Fithian Press; $12.95) describes her encounter with former Third Reich filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl during a nine-day scuba-diving trip to the Red Sea.

Phillips, 81, is a veteran publicist and television writer whose credits include "Lassie," "Days of Our Lives," "My Three Sons" and "The Donna Reed Show."

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The Christian Writers Fellowship of Orange County will present its annual Spring Writers Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Community Church, 26052 Trabuco Road, Lake Forest.

Novelist Jack Cavanaugh will be keynote speaker. Workshops will be conducted on the media, article-writing and drama. Cost: $45, includes lunch. Registration: (714) 751 7824 or (714) 768-3891.

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Corona del Mar writer Barbara DeMarco Barrett is hosting "Writers on Writing," a new half-hour radio show, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. on KUCI, 88.9 FM. Her guests this week: poets Victor Infante and Michelle Ben-Hur.

Also This Week:

* Jeff Hummel, author of "Emancipating the Slaves, Enslaving Free Men," will speak at 3 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble at the Huntington Beach Mall, 7777 Edinger Ave.

* Ann Hazard and Bob Bonn, the author and illustrator of "Cooking With Baja Magic," will speak and sign at 2 p.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo.

* A six-day book sale will begin at 5 p.m. Monday at the Huntington Beach Central Library, 7111 Talbert Ave.

* Jeffrey Denhart, author of "Just Bones," will speak and sign at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 13232 Springdale St., Westminster.

* Travel author Stephanie Avnet will sign and discuss great escapes in Southern California featured in her guide book "Frommer's Wonderful Weekends From Los Angeles" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo.

* A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the library at Orange Coast College, 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa.

* Lionel Sosa, author of "The American Dream: How Latinos Can Achieve Success in Business and in Life," will sign at 7 p.m. Thursday at Martinez Books and Art Gallery, 200 N. Main St., Santa Ana.

* Maurice Medland, author of the suspense thriller "Point of Honor," will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Yorba Linda Public Library, 18181 Imperial Highway. Free. Reservations: (714) call (714) 777-2466.

* Linda Grant, author of "Vampire Bytes," will sign at 6 p.m. Thursday at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange.

* David Morrell, author of "Double Time," will sign at noon Saturday, and Jan Burke, author of "Liar," will sign at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Ave., Orange. Morrell also will sign at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 13232 Springdale St., Westminster. Burke also will be at Coffee, Tea & Mystery for a signing at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

* Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, author of the award-winning interracial family memoir "The Sweeter the Juice," will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday at Brea Congregational Church, 300 E. Imperial Highway. Admission: $5; $2 for students.

* Children's author Betty DeKlyne and 15-year-old illustrator Anthony Kuhn will read and discuss their book, "The Adventures of Alexander and His Ragtime Gram," at 6 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble, 26751 Aliso Creek Road, Aliso Viejo.

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