Thanks to Grant Faulkner for a shout-out acknowledging Why There Are Words in his Poets & Writers' city guides for lit in San Francisco. Grant's guide covers a lot of literary territory. Check it out!
For seven years I've been organizing and hosting Why There Are Words in Sausalito. When I started the reading series back in 2010 I had a modest goal of getting twenty people in the room to hear a handful of area writers read their work, whether published or a work in progress. I had no idea that the seventh year would bring an expansion of the series to five other cities: NYC, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Austin, and Portland. I had no idea that I'd go on to found WTAW Press. Tonight, Jan. 12, 2017, is a special night in the WTAW organization's history, as I host the anniversary celebration and announce the Press's first authors and titles we'll publish this year. I can't wait!