The Guilded Pen – 2019

Anthology Launch – General Meeting, Monday, November 18, 2019

The SDWEG general member meeting on November 18 will be devoted to the unveiling and release of The Guilded Pen, 2019—Lost, Found, Still Looking. This is the 8th edition of the Guild’s anthology, containing 93 short stories, essays, and poems—the work of 58 contributors.

We are grateful to efforts of our editors: Rivkah Sleeth, Jenna Benson, Tom Leech, and Marcia Buompensiero, managing editor, and to the reviewers and proofers who labored to bring this anthology to fruition. At the November 18 meeting, the 397-page, softcover book will be on sale for $20. The Guild produces the anthology as a fundraiser to help carry on its mission to promote and support the writing arts in San Diego.

As in the past, the heart of the meeting will be readings of a number of the stories and poems by the authors. Our writers submitted a fascinating array of topics. They shared their memoir tales of sacrifice and triumph, their imaginative short stories that tickle, amuse, and inspire, or shock with bone-chilling possibilities. They provoke thought with introspective essays. They bare their souls with sensitive, imaginative poetry. Within the anthology pages, writers, the everyday chroniclers of life and living, share their art. They turn words on a page into a living, breathing, thing—an idea to spark the human imagination.

Join us on November 18 for an exciting evening and pick up a copy. Then, take a moment. Sit back. Shed the day's cares and let your mind go wandering. Between the pages of a good book is where the magic begins.

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