Entertaining, thought-provoking, educational, cathartic—writing and storytelling can make us laugh, cry, heal, and come together to find common ground. This talk will include readings from the work of poets, memoirists, and novelists, as well as information on how local writers and readers can find their place in the vibrant, inclusive, and growing San Diego writing community. The host, Anastasia Zadeik, will also share the story of her publishing journey as part of this community.
Anastasia Zadeik is the author of Blurred Fates, “a hypnotic page-turner about the frightening haziness between past and present” (KIRKUS REVIEWS). Her work has appeared in The San Diego Decameron Project, writeordietribe.com, LitHub, Literary Vine Review, and Shaking the Tree. Director of Operations for the San Diego Writers Festival, she is also a frequent performer, coach, and board member for So Say We All, a literary nonprofit dedicated to helping people tell their stories—and tell them better [sosayweallonline.com]. When she isn’t reading or writing, you’ll find Anastasia hiking, practicing yoga, or hanging out with her husband and their empty-nest rescue dog, Charlie. To learn more (and see videos of her live storytelling), please visit anastasiazadeik.com or follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Goodreads, @anastasiazadeik.