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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

ENSNEADA - Baja Book Festival

A magical day of words, wine, food, art & more
Presented by Oceans Aura, Fondo de Cultura, Proturismo of Ensenada, Rosarito Beach Hotel, Baja Bound, Baja Times, Baja Real Estate Group and Rosarito TV 69.

Saturday, October 15, 2011
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(Book signing ends at 5, mix-mingle-n-music until 6!) at La Casa Vieja
In Mexico's Beautiful Wine Valley
Kilometer 93.5 Highway 3, Ensenada-Tecate
Ph. Local (Ens.): (646) 193-0072 Ph. US (619) 318-5347

On Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., the 2nd annual Baja Book Festival, with title sponsor Ocean's Aura Spa Products, will be held at the charming La Casa Vieja winery, restaurant and gallery in Ensenada's wine country, the Valle de Guadalupe. With the support of the Baja Secretary of Tourism, the event presents a day of Baja's best, from authors to restaurants to artists, musicians and winemakers. Last year's festival – which attracted more than 600 people -- featured 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. In 2011, event organizers are anticipating an even stronger turn-out and more authors than ever. Authors who are interested in presenting their published works for sale and signing should contact festival organizers immediately!

There will be a variety of food purveyors (including La Casa Vieja's grilled meats and the famous fish tacos from Splash! restaurant) and work by local artisans. In addition, local winemakers will be represented at the festival offering tastings and wines for purchase, joined by El Instituto Cuna and the Group of Native Artisans from Baja California. Vendors are welcome, and last year's event featured artists including Martina, jewelry makers, crafters, Ocean's Flavor Sea Salts, and more.

"We are delighted to be the title sponsors of this year's book festival," said Mona Key, marketing director for Oceans Aura (an Oceans Flavor company). "We think the beauty and serenity of Baja's wine valley combined with the artistic nature of the event is a great match for our products, which we'll be introducing." Oceans Aura's product line includes first-of-a-kind low-sodium bath salts, skin conditioners, soaps, body scrubs and reed diffusers.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, or being a vendor, contact Jo Ann Knox, joann.joannajones@gmail.com, local 646-193-0072, or Carla White, carla_b_white@yahoo.com, US 619-318-5347. Information about the 2011 event is available at www.bajabookfestival.com.