Preview the inside of Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 in this short video:
Available at the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and on Amazon.com.
Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 is a full-color, 8.5 x 11″ journal of poetry, prose, and art focused on mental and emotional health. From mental illness, physical ailments, death, and loss, to PTSD, body image issues, family dysfunction, and more, 48 authors and 23 artists share their light on what fuels their internal fires. Edited by Sarah Thursday and co-edited by Raquel Reyes-Lopez, with additional support from Robin Axworthy, Jeri Thompson, Frank Kearns, Clifton Snider, and Keri McNeley. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Authors and artists included in Issue One: A. Riding, Adrian Cepeda, Aja Beech, Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amanda Martin, Amanda Mathews, Andrew Brown, Anna Szilagyi, Boris Ingles, Brandi Conder, Brandon Dumais, Cat Brendel, Daniel McGinn, Darcy Smith, Donald Illich, E. Laura Golberg, E. Amato, Ed Baines, Elder Zamora, Ellen Stone, Erika Ayón, Garrett Hoffman, Jackie Joice, Jane Roe, John Guzlowski, Joy Shannon, K. Andrew Turner, Kara Dennison, Ken Oddist Jones, Kerfe Roig, Kevin Ridgeway, Kim Sharp, Kit Couter, Kristina England, Laura Saint Martin, Lauri Langston, Leah Mueller, Lynn Azali, Lynne Viti, Mariano Zaro, Mark Smith-Soto, Mary McCarthy, Michael Cantin, Michele Rene, Nancy Correro, Natalie Hirt, Natalie Morales, Nina Bannett, Nina Johnson, Ola Faleti, Ricardo Vidana, Robert Hoffman, Robin Axworthy, Roopa Dudley, Sander Wolff, Sarah Davis, Sarah Lim, Serena Solin, Sharon Elliott, Stephanie Barbe Hammer, Stephen Linsteadt, Steve Lossing, Susan Solomon, Taylor Flynn, TC Boyd, Tim Perez, Tobi Alfier, Tony Gloeggler, Torrin Greathouse, Victoria Griffin, and Yeggi Kaela Watts.
We are extremely thrilled to announce the official release date for Incandescent Mind: Issue One, Summer 2016 for Saturday, August 6th, from 2-5 pm at Fox Coffee House. We also have additional confirmed event dates on Wednesday, August 10th, from 8-10 pm at the Ugly Mug in Orange and Friday, August 26th, from 7-10 pm at Half-Off Book in Whittier. Please check the Sadie Girl Press page on Facebook for more information.
Long Beach, August 6th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1688797314709729/
Orange, August 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1109662402426340/
Whittier, August 26th: https://www.facebook.com/events/826050787526153/
We’re going to AWP!! This year the Association of Writers & Writing Programs is having its annual conference in downtown LA. Together with our sister press, Lucid Moose Lit, we will be stationed at booth 857 at the conference mega Book Fair on Thursday, March 31st through Saturday, April 2nd. We will have books, author signings, and more. SGP authors Raquel Reyes-Lopez, JL Martindale, and Daniel McGinn will be joining myself, Sarah Thursday, and Nancy Lynée Woo, with additional guests, such as K. Andrew Turner and Beth McIlvaine. This is a huge event that requires paid admission, but if you are one of the over 12,000 people attending, we’d love to have you come by and say hello!
Here’s a little snippet of what is AWP from their website:
“The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled access to the organizations and opinion-makers that matter most in contemporary literature. The 2015 conference featured over 2,000 presenters and 550 readings, panels, and craft lectures. The bookfair hosted over 800 presses, journals, and literary organizations from around the world. AWP’s is now the largest literary conference in North America. Join us in Los Angeles in 2016 to celebrate the best of what contemporary literature has to offer.”
The 4th Annual San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival will take place on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st. Each day of the festival is packed with authors of poetry and prose from noon to nine. Sadie Girl Press has been given a full slot to showcase some of our talented poets, Terry Ann Wright, Raquel Reyes-Lopez, Larry Duncan, and myself, Sarah Thursday. What’s even more exciting is that we’ll be joined by special guests, BobKat, who’ll be backing our readings with acoustic music. Join us on Saturday, February 20th, from 4 to 5:15 pm at the dA Center for the Arts in Pomona. Better yet, stay all day to hear non-stop literary goodness! RSVP on Facebook
The dA Center for the Arts 252 S Main St, Pomona, California 91766
See the full lineup and more details about the entire weekend festivities on the SGVLitFest event page!
Limited edition poetry with CD and chapbook, How to Unexist, by Sarah Thursday with music by BobKat. 12-track album, recorded and mixed by Blacksheep Music, with 20-page, full color, mini-chapbook. Art by Lynn Azali. Available online at the Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“How to Unexist is no easy listen. Drawing from intensely personal reflections, the 24-minute album is a raw, articulate journey through Thursday’s psyche amid pain, heartbreak, self-acceptance and cognizance. Her cutting delivery doesn’t pander or add flair; the poet’s voice is truthful and clear. Juxtaposed with BobKat’s ambient soundscapes—largely improvisational layers of rhythmic acoustic guitar riffs, fiery violin melodies as well as some horn, bass synths and mandolin—her words sink with impact.” Esther Kang, Long Beach Post
On December 4th & 5th, Sadie Girl Press will be joining Lucid Moose Lit for the bi-annual Uptown Village Market at the Expo Center in Bixby Knolls. Beginning with the monthly First Fridays event from 6-9 pm, and continuing on Saturday, December 5th from 11-5, we will have a table set up in the Expo Center with our books to sell, information about our projects, and clothing collection drive for a local women’s shelter.
On Saturday, from 2-4, we will join liz gonzález of the Uptown Word Reading & Art Series for a special event called “Women Word Workers”, featuring local Long Beach women making an impact in the literacy scene. Nancy Lynée Woo, liz gonzález, and myself, Sarah Thursday, will read our work and share what we are doing for our community. There will also be an open mic for anyone to share a poem, song, story, or other form of expression.
Join us at the Expo Center at 4321 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807, on December 4th & 5th! Follow our Facebook event for more details.
Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a unique collection of poetry and art pairs inspired by the theme of “Then and Now”. 120 pages, perfect bound collection, 50 pairs of work from 45 poets and artists, with cover art by Alyssandra Nighswonger. Edited by Sarah Thursday, assisted by Terry Ann Wright. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
“Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends is a collection of poetry and art in conversation with the past. Within these pages appear pairs of works, which provide an insight into the growth of the artists and poets as both creators and as people. With contributors both well-known and up-and-coming, this book is a journey through time, through reflections, and through pain. The breadth and depth of the work within will enlighten, delight, and reveal life in all its beautiful glory and harrowing darkness. Come, join the conversation, and discover something new.” ~K. Andrew Turner, Editor of East Jasmine Review
Includes work by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amélie Frank, Avra Kouffman, Betsy Mars, Beverly M. Collins, Boris Salvador Ingles, Brandon Dumais , Brandon Williams, Brian Christopher Jaime, Brittni Suzanne Plavala, Carla Carlson, Clifton Snider, Daniel McGinn, Erica Brenes, Esmeralda Villalobos, Fernando Gallegos, Frank Kearns, Frank Mundo, G. Murray Thomas, Gerald Locklin, John Guzlowski, Joy Shannon, Judy Barrat, Julie Standig, K. Andrew Turner, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Ken Oddist Jones, Kevin Patrick Sullivan, Laryssa Wirstiuk, Lynne Thompson, Marco A. Vasquez, Marcus Clayton, Martin Willitts Jr., Natalie Morales, Robin Dawn Hudechek, Robin Steere Axworthy, Sally Deskins, Sarah Lim, Sarah Thursday, Sharon Elliott, Steven Marr, Suzanne Allen, Teresa Mei Chuc, Terry Ann Wright, and Tobi Alfier.
From our sister press, Lucid Moose Lit, Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity is a 184-page anthology of poetry, prose, and art with over 90 contributors that honor a multiplicity of feminine identities and spark conversation about women’s issues. Edited by Nancy Lynée Woo, Sarah Thursday, and Terry Ann Wright. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Like a Girl: The Pre-Show! from our sister press Lucid Moose Lit, is a 43 page zine with poetry, prose, and art available in a perfect bound, matte cover version and a limited edition stapled, vellum cover version. Packed with stunning visual layout by Debbie Cho, this mini-version of the larger Like a Girl anthology has all unique work centered on the topic of feminine identity. Available through Sadie Girl Press Bookstore and MADE by Millworks in Long Beach.
Includes work by Alexis Rhone Fancher, Amanda Martin, Angela Moore, Angela Nuñez, Danielle Zamora, Daniell McGinn, Danielle Mitchell, Debbie Cho, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Donna Hilbert, Elaine Mintzer, Ellyn Maybe, Elmast Kozloyan, Emilie Staat, Fernando Gallegos, JL Martindale, Karla Cordero, Keayva Mitchell, Kelsey Bryan-Zwick, Lee Kottner, Marco A. Vasquez, Nancy Lynée Woo, Natalie Morales, Raundi Moore-Kondo, Ricki Mandeville, Sarah Thursday, Terry Ann Wright, and Toti O’Brien.