News article:  Alameda Sun, 07-18-2013

New Novel Tells Story of Alameda Softball Team

Island resident pitches his first story    by Ekene Ikeme

Author Phil Canalin's debut novel, Slow Pitch Softball - More Than Just a Game, provides an inside look at a unique tale of the slow pitch variation of softball in Alameda. . . . . .(more).

For the complete article, please go to 'Search' Phil Canalin.

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SOFTBALL Book Release Party

August 3rd, 2013

Phil Canalin in the News:

​​News article:  Inside Bay Area, 09-25-2013

Author Inspired By Love of Softball, Memories on Island  

By Mike McGreehan Correspondent

ALAMEDA -- Some researchers tab softball as the nation's most popular participant sport.  If that's the case, then Alameda's ever-popular recreational adult slow pitch leagues long have reflected that reality. . . . . .(more). 

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Past  & Upcoming Events

News article:  CONTRA COSTA TIMES, 09-25-2013

Alameda Author Turns to Focus on Homelessness

ALAMEDA -- Two years ago, Phil Canalin came out with a book. . . . .(more).    For the complete article, please go to:

Phil Canalin

Official AUTHOR site


Sept. 28, 2013

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- Book Release & SIGNING Party

June 5th, 2015

News article:  Alameda Patch, 07-15-2013
Book Release Team-Up: Author Phil Canalin & McGee's Black Skillet B&G

What is the secret of Life and what does Softball have to do with it? Author Phil Canalin's debut novel may provide the answers. . . . .(more).

For the complete article, please go to and 'Search' Phil Canalin.

AVAILABLE APRIL 4 or Pre-order at:

Tuesday, April 4 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm
African American Museum and Library at Oakland

Other Oakland Noir book events:

- Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  Main Library - Oakland History Room

  125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

- Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
   Books Inc. in Alameda (click here for more!)
   1344 Park St, Alameda, California 94501

Come on out and join in the F-U-N!!!   ~Phil