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Two Pie Baking Demo/Lunch Adventure with LA Times bestselling author, writing instructor and baker Amy Wallen

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST


About the Live and In-Person Event

LA Times bestselling author and baker Amy Wallen has long provided comfort food and inspiration for aspiring novelists and seasoned writers, so should come as no surprise that she channeled her love for pies into a whimsical new book, How To Write a Novel in 20 Pies.

With the holidays soon upon us, we think it’s the perfect time for a fun (and delicious) pie baking/demo Adventure with Amy that reminds us to taste the sweet (and savory) moments that life has to offer!

Join us at a private San Diego residence for our live and in-person Two Pie Adventure.  Your Adventure includes a pie baking demonstration, followed by a lunch of savory pie and a sweet pie dessert, a glass of wine, a copy of How To Write a Novel in 20 Pies to be delivered and signed at the event, tax, and the opportunity to engage with Amy live and in-person to discuss her books, pie, writing, reading, or anything else on your mind.



To register for the live event, simply select the Two Pie Event Ticket (11/18/22) option below, and the address to the private San Diego residence will be provided 3 days prior to the event via email.

About the Author and Book

Amy Wallen is the San Diego-based author of When We Were Ghouls, A Memoir of Ghost Stories and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Moon Pies & Movie Stars. Her essays have been published in The Gettysburg ReviewThe Normal SchoolCountry Living and other national magazines and anthologies.

 Her soon-to-be-released book, How to Write a Novel in 20 Pies is a charming illustrated book on her journey writing a novel, some of her teaching experience, and some recipe-stories on pies, because it was through pie that she claims she survived novel writing.

As writer-in-residence at Ocean Discovery Institute, Amy teaches personal storytelling to young people traditionally excluded from science due to race, income status, and educational opportunity. She facilitates and co-teaches manuscript workshops in San Diego and France (at which she serves pie). For several years, Amy was associate director at the New York State Summer Writers Institute, and a novel writing instructor at UCSD and UCLA Extensions.

And her pie baking. As a kid, she was a chicken pot pie fanatic. Today she bakes any kind of pie. If you can dream it, she will bake it. Can she whet your appetite with salmon and portobello pie, carne asada pie in a cornmeal crust, and for dessert four-cherry pie or apple ginger pie. Pie, pie, pie.


November 18
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PST
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San Diego


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Two Pie Event Ticket (11/18/22)
This option is for event admission and includes pie cooking demo, lunch, and a copy of How To Write a Novel in 20 Pies to be delivered to the event for signing. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds will be given after November 11th, or for no-shows.
$ 75.00