Networking Aloud! A Monthly Open Mic (March): Featuring Leslie Patiño

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6-8pm: Our free monthly event open to the public every second Tuesday: NETWORKING ALOUD: A WRITERS OPEN MIKE. Come early & sign up for a five to seven minute reading from any genre: prose, screenplay, poetry & essay that follows 15 minutes from a featured published reader. We applaud one another, no critique allowed. Bring your work in progress, we want to hear your VOICE.


2nd Tuesdays – 6:00 p.m. – 8:00
When: 6:00–8:00 p.m. TUESDAY 8 March
Where: OLD CAPITOL BOOKS – 559 Tyler St. Monterey, Ca 93940

Networking Aloud

On March 8th, Leslie Patiño will read from The Brewer’s Justice, her novel released in February. Leslie’s weekly blog on craft beer topics, “Not My Father’s Beer,” can be found at At what point does doing the right thing become more important than brewing the best beer? And what if doing the right thing might lead to tragic consequences for the people you love? While twenty-seven-year-old Brad Peters works the graveyard shift at a major brewery, he dreams of having the money and freedom to create his own brews. When his wife dumps him and a wealthy Mexican friend wants Brad as his brewmaster and partner in a new, upscale brewpub in Monterrey, Mexico, Brad jumps at the opportunity. They have every ingredient for success, including an underserved market thirsty for Monterrey Brewing Company beers. The only thing they didn’t factor into the recipe was a drug cartel muscling in on the action. As Brad’s reputation grows, so do the cartel’s demands on the business and its successful brewer. How long–and how much–will Brad pay until finally he says no to a Mexican cartel?

Questions to or to sign up to be featured: 831-601-9195 or co-emcee Janice Rocke @ 831-521-0375.

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