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Thu, Sep 21


West Highlands Pacific Rec Center

Book signing party

The Alliance Française de San Diego receives the author Martine Couralet-Laing for the presentation of the book DreamLAnd

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Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

West Highlands Pacific Rec Center, 5950 Blazing Star Ln, San Diego, CA 92130, USA


About the Event

The Alliance Française San Diego is pleased to welcome producer and author Martine Couralet-Laing to present her book DreamLAnd, ahead of its release in France, scheduled for October 17. In DreamLAnd, Martine Couralet-Laing takes us behind the scenes in Los Angeles and Hollywood, after a 20-year career in film and television. Read more about Martine Laing and DreamLAnd on French Quarter Magazine

The event is on Thursday, September 21, starting at 6 p.m. in the beautiful setting of the West Highlands Pacific Rec Center in Carmel Valley.

After a question-and-answer session, the author will sign her book, while the participants are invited to a convivial buffet sponsored by Eurofood Depot.

Readers will be able to obtain the book (available in French as of now) by pre-order via 

the Alliance Française San Diego website and on-site during the event, then after October 17, in all bookstores in France.

September 21, 2023

6 p.m. discussion and Q&A

7 p.m. book signing and aperitif dinner

Location: West Highlands Pacific Recreational Center

5950 Blazing Star Ln, San Diego, CA 92130

A free parking is available with a limited number of spots. If the parking lot is full, try street parking. Please consider car pooling if you can. 

Participation to the buffet:

Thanks to the support of Eurofood Depot, we can offer a discounted price to enjoy a delicious buffet.

The buffet includes: various appetizers, assortment of cheeses and cold cuts (charcuterie), veggies, and desserts. 

Drinks: French wine and soft drinks.

Members: $15 

Non-Members:  $20

Space is limited. Registration 48h prior to the event.

NB: participation to the party does not include the purchase of the book

Books can be purchased without attending the launch party and retrieved locally see more here

More about the book and author

In the book DreamLAnd, published by LAZARE CAPUCINE, Martine Couralet-Laing takes us behind the scenes in Hollywood after a 20-year career in the world of cinema and television, for MTV, Focus TV, then TéléImages, as a photographer and then a producer. She has a passion for this job that she shared with her husband, the producer John Laing.

The author signs here her first book after a first experience writing as a screenwriter alongside Teresa Sparks, a Writers Guild of America member, with whom she co-wrote the American romantic comedy Mismatch.

DreamLAnd tells us how in LA, everything is extreme, and everything goes further: Sharon Stone who practices daydreaming, cemeteries that are on sale, Harrison Ford who keeps crashing planes, new age nurseries, antinuclear shelters around swimming pools, salads that make you give birth. But also, the book tells us about this light, so beautiful, padded, like nowhere else, which bathes the city in a real softness. And nature in the city, overflowing everywhere, which must be shared with coyotes, deer, and raccoons in the tradition of the Great American West. A book composed of forty real-life stories, where from anecdote to anecdote, we feel this freedom that makes everything seem possible in Hollywood.


  • Members

    participation to the aperitif dinatoire, including drinks.

    +$0.38 service fee
  • Non members

    participation to the aperitif dinatoire including drinks

    +$0.50 service fee



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