The Showcase was launched on January 29th, 2021, in a virtual event with more than 200 attendees including keynote speaker, Dr. Zohreh (Zoe) Khazai Ghahremani, award-winning local author of KPBS’s 2012 One Book, One San Diego selection, Sky of Red Poppies.

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The Library redesigned the online exhibit into an eye-popping interactive gallery, which now includes book summaries, author bios, publisher information, and book covers. Special guests shared resources and marketing tools that are available for the burgeoning writer community, including:

  • The Catapult Bookstore – Proprietor Seth Marko will be joining us live with tips on how to market your book to bookstores.
    San Diego Book Awards Association – President Tiffany Vakilian
    San Diego Memoir Writers Association – Co-founder and Program Chair Marni Freedman
    San Diego Poetry Annual – Executive Editor Michael Klam
    San Diego Writers and Editors Guild – Executive Director S. Faxon
    San Diego Writers, Ink – Executive Director Kristen Fogle