San Diego Decameron Project Anthology Book Launch

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This is an in-person event. Masks may be required and social distancing protocol will be followed.

Join us for the San Diego Decameron Project Anthology Book Launch on Monday, March 21st at 6:30 pm at the Central Library. 

Inspired by The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio written in 1348 during one of the worst pandemics in history, local San Diego County authors were invited to submit previously unpublished stories for the San Diego Decameron Project. Visit HERE to access the 100 winning stories including performances of the top 10. As with the original Decameron, the 100 stories have been published in a book that will forever document for future generations how San Diegans coped during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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In Fall 2020, San Diego Public Library, San Diego Writers Ink, Write Out Loud, and La Jolla Historical Society invited San Diego County authors to submit stories for the San Diego Decameron Project, inspired by The Decameron, written by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio during the Black Death (1346-1353) in Europe and Asia which killed 75 to 200 million people. Visit HERE for more about the San Diego Decameron Project.

Click HERE to also attend a presentation on The Decameron by University of San Diego Professor Brittany Asaro on March 14 and discuss its themes on the healing power of humor, spending time outdoors, being among friends, and storytelling.

Books will be available for purchase by the general public. Featured authors present will be available for book signings.