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Thursday, April 28, 2011

EVENTS: 2011 Baja Book Festival

Baja Book Festival
Baja Book Festival
(with art, food, wine and more)



CONTACT:
Carla White
Local:  (646) 155-4008
US: (619) 955-6430
                                                                                               
The Q Sponsors Baja Book Festival, Saturday, Oct. 15
(A magical day of words, wine, food, art & more)

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., the 2nd annual Baja Book Festival, with title sponsor The Q (www.gettheq.com), will be held at Joanna Jones Galeria y Café, kilometer 47.6 on the free road, just north of the Cantamar/Primo Tapia toll road exit.  Just 45 minutes south of the border, the event is also being sponsored by Rosarito TV 69, the Baja Times, Baja Bound, the Baja California Secretary of Tourism and the Rosarito Beach Hotel.  Last year’s festival featured more than 20 authors including Greg Niemann, Marsh Cassady, Peter Fowler, Mikel Miller, Judy Botello, Tom Gatch, Melinda Bates and others, and a Children’s Magical Reading Room.  But it wasn’t just an event of words…it rocked with live music all day and will again this year!

There will be a variety of food stalls (including Splash! restaurant) and, of course, regional and international wines, beer and margaritas.  Vendors are welcome, and last year’s event featured artists, jewelry makers, crafters, Ocean’s Flavor Sea Salts (who also offered small tequila tastings), health care providers like Serena and Amar, and more.  Renowned artist Francisco Cabello, who designed the festival logo, donated the original logo painting for the festival raffle, which also featured prizes including golf, hotel stays, dinners, a case of wine by Dr. Miguel Ortiz, and other tempting items, andsome proceeds went to support the Baja Scholarship Foundation.   

“We were surprised and happy by the attendance at last year’s Book Festival,” said Alan Fisher, president of The Q:  Quick-SpeedNet company, a legal Mexico corporation providing Baja’s fastest, most reliable wireless service.   “Obviously, a company like ours is all about communication and that’s what we see community events like the Baja Book Festival encouraging.  It’s a great match!”  The Q will be highly visible at this year’s event, with demos of its technology and service available.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or being a vendor, contact Carla White (619-318-5347) or Jo Ann Knox (in Mexico, 661-614-0819, or US (619) 630-1170).  Information about the 2010 event is available at www.bajabookfestival.com, with updates for 2011 coming by the end of April.