Bill Walton

Share Your Love of Reading 2016

Words Alive's 2016 Share Your Love of Reading event was a huge success!!

VIR's (Very Important Readers) In the classrooms

Our goal was to spend the month of February sharing the importance that literacy plays in every aspect of our lives. We partnered with 24 VIR's including; Mayor Kevin Faulconer, NBA Legend Bill Walton, Retired Hall of Fame Jockey Julie Krone, The San Diego Padres' Friar and Pad Squad, The San Diego Gulls, Coucilmembers Lorie Zapf and Myrtle Cole, City Supervisior Dave Roberts, NBC's Jodi Kodesh, ABC 10News Megan Parry, Virginia Cha, Renee Nelson, Robert Santos, Brandon Lewis and many many more!

Click HERE to see more photos of the VIR's in the classrooms.

By bringing VIR's and media attention into the classroom we were able to continue our goal of "making reading matter" by showing students how reading plays a part in life success in all different pursuits and career paths.

At Words Alive, our mission is “to open opportunities for life success by inspiring a commitment to reading.” and thanks to our wonderful supporters and partners Share Your Love of Reading was able to do just that!

Media Exposure

Our Share Your Love of Reading campaign was featured on KUSI, NBC 7, ABC 10News, KPBS radio and TV, 

Check out KUSI's clip on the right to see Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Golden Hill Elementary on February 19th.

Click HERE to view the addition clips from our media partners

#Shelfies 2016

In addition to our Share Your Love of Reading classroom involvement, during the month of February we also had a "share a #shelfie" campaign to raise donations and awareness to the importance of literacy.

Thanks to a generous donation from SDG&E Words Alive received $1 for every #shelfie that was posted from the community.

Below are just a handful of the fun and creative #shelfies that we received this year! 

Thank you to all of the wonderful individuals and VIR's that spent time sharing your love of reading this year and helping to make a difference in peoples lives through reading!

Words Alive & Warwick's - Authors In The Community

Continuing our efforts to "make reading matter" in our community, Words Alive is proud to partner with Warwick's Books to present exciting authors and literary icons in 2016. Join us this spring as we welcome Amy Cuddy and Bill Walton, as they discuss and sign their new books! 

Stay tuned for more Author's and events to be announced soon!


Bill Walton

Warwick's and Words Alive present San Diego's own NBA MVP, Hall of Famer, and Award-Winning Broadcaster Bill Walton as he discusses and signs his new book, Back From The Dead.  

Who: Bill Walton 

When: Monday March 28th @ 7:00pm 

Where: The Sherwood Auditorium @ MCASD. Click here for directions.

Tickets: $29.16 - One admission & one copy of the book;

$39.16 - Two Admissions & one copy of the book.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Book: Back From the Dead

This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.

Fine Print: Doors open at 6:15pm. Seating is first come first served

Save the date June 26th, 2016

Barbara Boxer

Barbara Boxer has made her mark, combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political

 career spanning more than three decades. Now, retiring from the Senate, she continues the work to which she's dedicated 30 years in Congress. Her memoir, THE ART OF TOUGH, shares her provocative and touching recollections of service, and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, quality, environmental protection, all in a peaceful world.