Famously among the countrys safest cities, beautiful Mission Viejo seems also to be one of its most literary. Ipso facto? Perhaps besides encouraging smarts and empathy, friends, reading fights crime! This years third annual Readers Festival features ten authors in one daycelebrity to the young adult genre, mystery and morein three rooms, with booksellers and local food vendors. Speaking of food, heartbreakingly lovely actress Linda Evans unveils her memoir Recipes for Life. Also, legendary activist priest and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle discusses (modestly) his success at bringing hope to gangbangers and good food to supermarkets via his own award-winning memoir, Tattoos on the Heart. And bestselling OC novelist Andrew Winer reads from his newest, about a mother, her heart burdened by the weight of love, in a meditation on art, fate and history. Big-hearted authors, big-hearted event. Share the love!
Sat., Oct. 1, 10 a.m., 2011