A Year in Ink, Volume 8
A Year in Ink (YII) is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community’s diligent scribblers.
Volume 8 includes short stories, novel and memoir excerpts, creative nonfiction, satire, flash fiction, and poetry. Anthology authors are a diverse group, young and old, new writers and much-published veterans.
SDWI receives numerous submissions each summer; A Year in Ink follows a blind submission process; authors are not identified until the selection process ends.
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Editors for Volume 8:
Dean Nelson (Prose): Dr. Dean Nelson is the founder and director of the journalism program at PLNU. He writes occasionally for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Christianity Today, Sojourners, and several other national publications. He has won several awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting, and has written or co-written 11 books. He has traveled throughout the world covering stories of human interest, including India, where he wrote about the slums of Bombay; Kosovo, where he interviewed and wrote about victims of terrorism; Africa, where he wrote about members of the Black Panther Party who live in exile in Tanzania; Tibet, where he wrote about religious persecution; and Central America, where he wrote about poverty and contaminated water. In addition to directing the PLNU journalism program, Nelson also hosts the annual Writer’s Symposium By The Sea, where prominent writers come to discuss the craft of writing.
reg e. gaines (Poetry): This Tony-nominated writer, for the Broadway hit Bring in Da Noise/Bring in Da Funk, reg e gaines has facilitated his popular, “Is Poetry Theater?” workshops during various residencies including, The University of Southern California, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles Windward School, The Nuyorican Poets Café, Voz Alta Project Gallery, The World Stage, Beyond Baroque, Farleigh Dickinson University, Rosa Parks Performing Arts Academy, Passaic County Community College, Montclair Public Library, and Scratch DJ Academy, which he co-founded with Jam Master Jay and Rob Principe.
Authors published in Volume 8:
Anitra Carol Smith
James M. McCollum
Jill G. Hall
Lawrence Richard Carleton
Michael W. Berns
Sylvia J. Nelson
Tina Culp Barton