- $35: One General Admission and one pre-signed copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
- $50 - Two General Admissions and one pre-signed copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
- $100 - VIP ticket including priority seating, one pre-signed copy of Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart, and access to a reception and personalized signing after the interview
- $5 - One Student General Admission
- Check-In at 6:15PM. Most seating is first-come, first-served.
- You will receive a pre-signed copy of Alice's book when you check in.
- Parking is limited. Please allot plenty of time to park and arrive at Brown Chapel.
- Please call the Warwick's Book Department at 858-454-0347 for more information.
Part of the 25th Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea: Writing That Liberates. Other events include Sonia Nazario on February 25th and Pico Iyer on February 26th.
On Thursday, February 27th at 7:00pm, the Writer's Symposium by the Sea and Warwick's will host Alice Walker for an Evening Interview with Dean Nelson. Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple, is a prolific writer in multiple genres. Her work has been translated into more than two dozen languages, and her books have sold more than fifteen million copies. Along with the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, Walker, in 2006, was honored as one of the inaugural inductees into the California Hall of Fame. In 2007, her archives were opened to the public at Emory University in her birth state of Georgia. In 2010 she presented the keynote address at The 11th Annual Steve Biko Lecture at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she met the beautiful sons of Steve Biko, and was awarded the Lennon/Ono Peace Grant in Reykjavik, Iceland, where she met John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “beautiful boy” Sean Lennon. (Walker donated this latter award to an orphanage for the children of AIDS victims in East Africa, The Margaret Okari Foundation in Kisi, Kenya). She served as jurist (2010 and 2012) for two sessions of The Russell Tribunal on Palestine. In Cape Town, South Africa, and NYC, New York. Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. He is also the founder and host of the annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea. A forty-year veteran journalist, Nelson's byline has appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, San Jose Mercury News, San Diego Union-Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Diego magazine, Westways magazine, Mpls/St. Paul magazine, and more. He lives in San Diego with his wife.
Presented in both English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy works of passionate and powerful poetry that bears witness to our troubled times, while also chronicling a life well-lived. From poems of painful self-inquiry, to celebrating the simple beauty of baking frittatas, Walker offers us a window into her magical, at times difficult, and liberating world of activism, love, hope and, above all, gratitude. Whether she's urging us to preserve an urban paradise or behold the delicate necessity of beauty to the spirit, Walker encourages us to honor the divine that lives inside all of us and brings her legendary free verse to the page once again, demonstrating that she remains a revolutionary poet and an inspiration to generations of fans.