On Saturday, June 6, gorgeous sunshine and a perfect 75-degree afternoon graced San Luis Obispo, California, a coastal town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Despite the inviting weather and the lure of nearby beaches, die-hard literary fans made their way to the Meadow Park Community Room for a “Left-Coast” launch of Little Patuxent Review’s new release. Jim Ringley read his contribution to the Summer 2015 issue and an additional essay. The audience was also treated to guest-author Melanie Senn’s performance of her popular monologue “A Wedding Toast.” Afterward, fans of the journal joined the writers at a reception to ask questions and to pre-order copies of the latest issue. (Any far-flung supporters can do the same by selecting “Subscriptions.”)
Thank you to patrons Rick Tillotson, Debra Stevens, and Jim Sherrill for their generous sponsorship of the California launch event.
Online Editor’s Note: Be sure to join Little Patuxent Review today, June 13, from 2 – 4 p.m. at the official launch of the Summer Issue. It may be sweltering outdoors, but you’ll find Oliver’s Carriage House cool and welcoming. The event is free and open to the public.