The time to prepare for massive change in the ways we move ourselves and our stuff, from driverless cars to virtual shipping, is not decades in the future, but now. I'll be joining the general assembly of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments in discussing our Door to Door future.
I'll be joining editors Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich to celebrate the launch of a great new anthology, Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, at Gatsby Books in Long Beach, CA. The book, published by Heyday Books, features my essay on living in Seal Beach, "The Last Little Beach Town." Contributors Victoria Patterson and Patty Seyburn will be joining us as well.
I'll be joining an amazing lineup of writers at the 2017 Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in (you guessed it) Rancho Mirage, California. Check the conference website for details and registration info. From the site:
The Rancho Mirage Writers Festival is a world class gathering of writers, thinkers, and people contributing to the intellectual vitality of our time. Writers will talk about their books, their source of ideas, and the mechanics of writing for publication. During the day the Festival is held at the award-winning Rancho Mirage Public Library. Each evening, talks and panels will be presented at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort, the official hotel of the Festival.
I'll be joining a panel discussion entitled "The End of Car Ownership" at the CityLab 2016 "Urban Solutions to Global Challenges" conference in Miami, sponsored by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies. Particularly pleased to be joining LA's terrific transportation GM, Seleta Reynolds, on the panel (other panelists are still being lined up).
I'll be at the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Public Library, 12700 Montecito Road in my favorite little beach town, Seal Beach, CA, to chat about my latest book on the have-it-now economy, Door to Door, to talk a little trash about Garbology, and to discuss my other work. Refreshments will be served. It's free, but please RSVP to the library.
I'll join a panel discussion on the future of the Orange County, California, justice system in the wake of the recent jailhouse informant controversy. Recently I teamed up with the staff of the Orange County Register to write an ebook, Inside the Snitch Tank: A Story of Murder, Misconduct and Justice Delayed. Other panelists will include District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders, Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh and Register reporter Tony Saavedra. Get your free ticket to attend via Eventbrite. Doors open at 6.