It's that time of year—our anniversary is coming up on the 22nd. We're gearing up for lots of activities for the next several weeks. Here's your guide.
Our Contributing Editors, Liz Blood and P. E. Garcia, have been working on this year's essay series. They picked the theme of "Outsiders" and have an impressive lineup of authors. Look for those starting on 8/23/16. We'll announce authors on 8/22/16.
Donald Quist's upcoming essay collection, Harbors, is finishing up with pre-orders. If you haven't yet ordered a copy, you have until the 9th. Hurry up! If you order by then, you'll get free shipping of your copy, an E-book before Christmas that can be given away, and a personalized postcard from the author. See some of the early feedback below.
After 8/9/16, you'll still be able to order Harbors through our website sans the extra incentives and it will arrive 9/22/16. Also, it'll be available via SPDbooks, Amazon, and your local independent booksellers.
Interspersed between the essay series and launch of Harbors, we will be opening the vaults and posting more of the work we've published that hasn't made it online yet. There'll be something for everybody. We'll also have interviews and more announcements. Stay tuned!
Suspended between continents and cultures, Donald Quist charts the forceful undercurrents of an American identity. Through these essays Quist explores feelings of oppression and alienation as he wrestles with a single act of violence in a Washington, D.C. suburb, racial tensions in a rural South Carolina town, and the welcome anonymity of crowded Bangkok streets. These personal narratives are rich with Quist’s experience growing up as a person of color caught between parents, socioeconomic classes, and the countries he calls home.