Only a month left until our anniversary reading and we can hardly wait. If you haven't heard, we're hosting an online reading via Google+ hangout. The live broadcast is set for November 15th at 6 p.m. PST, and because it's online anyone can join and help us celebrate. The evening will feature both readers from here in Sacramento and all over the country. We'll also be hosting a local event here in Sacramento at Bows and Arrows, where we will be live streaming the broadcast for anyone who wants to join us in person.
Now as far as we know nothing like this has ever been attempted by a literary magazine, especially one as small as ours, but we just didn't feel like a private reading would do everyone's hard work justice. We wanted to involve as many people as possible, whether you're a reader, a writer, or a friend and fan of creative nonfiction. We are celebrating your commitment, just as much as ours.
As we said, we're pretty sure this has never been done before, so we weren't expecting it to be easy. We had to find readers, and work out schedules, (since there is a three-hour time difference with a few readers); we had to set up a new Google+ page to host the hangout, and then figure out how all that worked; we had camera issues, and sound issues, and little kinks that had to be worked out, but we did it all with the utmost excitement, because we knew it will be worth it when we get to share it with you.
You're might be wondering who the readers are at this point, and we will share them with you...just not yet. We like a little suspense. All we'll say for now is that there are nine of readers, and four of them are local to Sacramento; we'll leave the rest up to your imagination. If you have any guesses let us know either on Facebook, Google+, or Twitter, and make sure you're following us so you don't miss any of the exciting updates.
In the meantime, save the date for Friday, 11/15 at 6 p.m. PST. We'll see you there -- virtually!