Book lovers and writers got to experience an amazing free literary event at the San Diego Writers Festival held here in Coronado on Saturday, October 8. Now in its fourth year, the first one was held in 2019 at the San Diego Downtown Library, with the next two years online, and this year, back in person, was here for the first time at the Coronado Library, CHS, and Spreckels Center. Kudos to Coronado Library Director Shaun Briley who asked the organizers to bring the SD Writers Festival here. He notes, “The festival ticks a lot of boxes for libraries. What is unique about this festival is its focus on writers, the literary arts and helping individuals develop their ability to express themselves.” Festival Co-founders Marni Freedman and Jeniffer Thompson did an incredible job organizing the event that they estimate had nearly 2,000 participants, with approximately 70 volunteers to make it a success. Briley remarked that, “In the course of one day, the festival brought a plethora of expert, professional writers to speak, take part in panels or lead workshops. The engagement from Coronado residents in terms of interest and volunteers taking part has been phenomenal.” Poet-in-residence Gill Sotu The opening ceremony included awards for best-selling author Shilpi Somaya Gowda and award-winning poet Gill Sotu, who is a Navy veteran, playwright, DJ, and wears many other creative hats. He engaged his whole body, as he recited original powerful poetry, using everyday images and humor to convey deep meaning. He also […]
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