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Authors, panels, book signings and more for adults, teens and children.

This year's theme is SPORTS!

Lonnie Burstein Hewitt
Walking San Diego

California Surf Museum

Joe Rathburn

Carlos Quentin
San Diego Padres, 10 a.m.

Scheduled Authors & Performers

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Capoeira Brasil, 10 a.m.
Capoeira Brasil San Diego is dedicated to sharing the art of Capoeira, and by extension, Brazil's rich cultural tradition, with the community at large.

Kimball Taylor, 10 a.m.
Kimball Taylor is the author of Return by Water: Surf Stories and Adventures, a columnist for, and a former Senior Editor with Surfer Magazine.

Carlos Quentin, 10 a.m.
Carlos Quentin, outfielder for the San Diego Padres, will be presenting a storytime and signing autographs.

Joe Rathburn, 11 a.m.
From the classics "Casey at the Bat" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" to John Fogarty's "Centerfield" and many more, Joe Rathburn will help you hear the roar of the crowd and crack of the bat, smell the peanuts and popcorn, and further appreciate America's Favorite Pastime.

Unity Hoops, Hula Hoop Class, 11 a.m.
This versatile, vivacious, vaudevillian vixen Valentina dazzles audiences around the world with her unique vision of circus dance fusion, blending belly dance with hooping, fire, burlesque, snake charming and aerial Lyra.

Jane Mitchell, 11 a.m.
The 27-time Emmy Award-winning Jane Mitchell is an accomplished broadcast journalist and author. Her passion for storytelling stems from her growing up in a Navy family, traveling the world and being encouraged by her mother, who was a teacher, to write about her experiences.

Chris Ahrens, 12 p.m. and Kids Author Panel, 1 p.m.
A lifetime surfer, Chris Ahrens has written three popular books on surfing, served as editor of several surfing magazines and been published in every major surfing publication in the world.

Mike Hynson, 12 p.m.
Mike Hynson is the swaggering American co-star of the 1966 crossover hit "The Endless Summer," and creator of the popular Gordon and Smith produced "Red Fin" signature model board.

The Usual Suspects, 12 p.m.
Founded by ace harmonica player Robert Cowan, the Usual Suspects (formerly Little Monsters) play acoustic swing, blues, rock and R&B.

Udo Wahn, Kids Author Panel, 1 p.m.
Dr. Udo Wahn is a local Del Mar surfer and environmental activist serving as a core volunteer for Surfrider Foundation. The aloha spirit permeates through all four of his books in the Cabo and Coral series for the ocean-minded child.

Terry Kraszewski, Kids Author Panel, 1 p.m.
Author of Surf Angel, Terry Kraszewski grew up in sunny Southern California, soaking up the sunshine, saltwater, and a love of the surfing lifestyle.

Fitness Frenzy, 1 p.m.
The objective of Fitness Frenzy is to increase the awareness of physical fitness in children, with a focus on strength training, endurance, coordination, flexibility and balance.

Joey Seymour, Author Panel, 2 p.m.
After working for various professional sports franchises, Joey Seymour decided to focus his attention on blending his love for sports and passion for writing, resulting in San Diego's Finest Athletes: Five Exceptional Lives.

Amy Snyder, Author Panel, 2 p.m.
Amy Snyder's book, Hell on Two Wheels, is more than a story about a bike race. It's also an allegory about self discovery and breaking through personal barriers that offers lessons for all of us, cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

Chris Lowery, Author Panel, 2 p.m.
Returning to Encinitas in 2007, Chris Lowery rediscovered his passion for the beauty of the still image. In October 2009 he started a year-long web based photography project, 365 Surf Days, which has been made into a book.

Sheri McGregor, Author Panel, 2 p.m.
Sheri McGregor is the author of 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: San Diego: Including North, South and East Counties, Day and Overnight Hikes: Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, and Easy Hikes Close To Home: San Diego.

Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, 3 p.m.
Hewitt is the co-author of Walking San Diego, currently writes about arts and lifestyles for the La Jolla Light, and is artistic director for the Coming of Age Film Festival.

Encinitas Skatejam Movement, 3 p.m.
Founded and launched in early 2011, The Encinitas Skatejam Movement aims to get the groms off the streets, away from the drug and alcohol influences that are so prevalent in the area, and give them the opportunity to showcase their skills.

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