Del Mar Library hosts two local authors in July


The Del Mar Branch Library is hosting readings with published authors on Wednesdays at the Local Author Showcase:

5:45 p.m. July 8: Mai-Lon Gittelsohn presents “Chop Suey and Apple Pie,” a 20-piece poetry collection that recounts her experience as a fourth-generation Chinese American. The memoir poems discuss her youth in northern California, where her parents’ restaurant combined the Chinese and American cultures. Gittelsohn, a retired Del Mar elementary school teacher, won the Finishing Line Press “New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition.”

Gittlesohn will show a portion of an early 20th-century silent film made by her family members as a part of this event.

6:30 p.m. July 29: Walter Carlin reads from his political satire, “Beelzebub O’Brien, K Street Warrior,” the story of a young lobbyist new to Capitol Hill. Themes including political corruption and corporate greed combine to create an uproarious literary adventure.

The Del Mar Branch Library is at 1309 Camino Del Mar. Call 858-755-1666.