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04/22 A Year In Ink (Vol 7) Anthology Release Party at Old Town Theatre

Date: April 22, 2014 Time: 7PM to 9PM Number of sessions: One Night Only: Special Event! Members: $5 donation or bottle of wine Nonmembers: $5 donation or bottle of wine Location: The Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110

April 22, 7pm: Year in Ink Volume 7 Release Party. Readings from the latest anthology. A celebration of San Diego writers. Don’t miss out. Cygnet Theatre in Old Town. $5 suggested donation or bring a bottle of wine.  It is sure to be an exciting evening!  (Doors Open 6:30pm)

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San Diego Writers Ink shines a spotlight on local authors with the release of the seventh volume of A Year in Ink, an annual anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers in both prose and poetry.

The publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community’s diligent scribblers, which the editors have chosen from blind submissions.  This means that in addition to some familiar names in local San Diego writing, there are also first time publications.  Every year San Diego Writers, Ink is pleased to be the first place for some writers to have their work discovered; many of these people go on to become published in many other places.

The Release Party will include authors reading from many of the published pieces as well as time to mingle with the literary crowd and enjoy refreshments.   Copies of the 2014 Anthology will be available for purchase at the event.  A Year in Ink has, in previous years, been nominated or won the San Diego Book Awards for best anthology and SDWI think this new book continues its high quality selection of local prose and poetry.

Thanks to a partnership with two SDSU graphic design classes, posters based on poems in this year’s anthology were selected for  display in the lobby of the theatre. “We are very excited by this collaboration with Professors Beth Weeks and Susan Merritt.  Their students really did an amazing job in designing the posters, making it difficult to chose which ones would be displayed at the event.  We think this work is a great way to give the students experience and the poets love it because they see how readers interact with their words and visualize the poems in different ways.”

The Anthology Release Event will be a celebration of the vibrant arts and writing community of which San Diego has every reason to be proud.

DATE:  April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)

TIME: 7:00pm

PRICE:  $5 suggested donation to support SDWI programming

VENUE:  Old Town Theatre, 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110

2014 Anthology Editors:

Shadab Zeest Hashmi, Poetry Editor, is a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her book Baker of Tarifa won the 2011 San Diego Book Award for poetry. Her work has appeared in Poetry International, Vallum, Nimrod, The Bitter Oleander, The Cortland Review, The Adirondack Review, New Millennium Writings, RHINO, The Citron Review, Journal of Postcolonial Writings, Hubbub, UniVerse: A United Nations of Poetry, 3 Quarks Daily, Spillway, Sugar Mule and other places. She has taught in the MFA program at San Diego State University as a writer-in-residence. Kohl and Chalk is her new book of poems.

Jim Ruland, Prose Editor, is a veteran of the Navy, the author of the short story collection Big Lonesome, and the host of the irreverent reading series Vermin on the Mount, now in its ninth year. His work has appeared in The Believer, Esquire, Granta, Los Angeles Times, Oxford American, and more, and his book review column, The Floating Library, appears every three weeks in San Diego CityBeat. His next book, Giving the Finger, co-authored with Scott Campbell, Jr. of the Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch, was published in February of 2014.

List of authors in Volume 7:

Scott Barbour

Shannon Bates

Lynn Bemiller

Marisol Benter

Cori Brown

Rebecca Chamaa

Anthony Conwright

Catherine Darby

Mary Beth Dodson

Terri Dugan

Megan Elliot

Judy Geraci

Rachel Greenberg

Jill G. Hall

Judith Hansen

Stacey Johnson

Sylvia Levinson

Fred Longworth

Cody Mauro

Victoria Melekian

Michael Moynihan

Una Nichols

Claudia Poquoc

Andrew Printer

Ned Randolph

Deborah Ramos

Judy Reeves

Laurie Richards

Jesse Robinson

Jennifer Ruby

America Salvatore

Nancy Sandweiss

Niki Schaffer

David Schmidt

Rose Tawy

Brian Thedell