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Santa Monica Review Celebrates 30th Anniversary Issue with Series of Month-Long Events
By Lookout Staff
September 26, 2018 -- The Santa Monica Review is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a 200-page special expanded edition that features long and short work, as well as the celebrated literary journal's first foray into graphic storytelling.A launch party, author readings and other events will be held throughout to celebrate the landmark issue of the review, which is published twice a year by Santa Monica College (SMC), college officials announced this week.
Making their review debuts are Casey Walker ("Last Days in Shanghai") Brian Ingram and novelist Yxta Maya Murray ("The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Kidnapped"), who contributes "a multi-voiced fiction exploring creativity, motherhood, and their economic relationship."
The Review readings and events take place next month at Santa Monica College and a number of other Southern California literary venues including Beyond Baroque, the Annenberg Beach House, Santa Monica Public Library and UC Irvine.
The speacil issue launch party takes Sunday, October 14, at 5.pm. at The Edye at the SMC Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th Street. Tickets are $10 and are available on Brownpapertickets.com.
The event features a reading by Krusoe from his novel "The Sleep Garden," which the New York Times Book Review said "place(s) him among the foremost creators of surreal Americana."
The month-long series of events concludes Saturday, October 27, with a free reading from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Santa Monica Public Library's Montana Branch featuring Rhoda Huffey ("The Hallelujah Side"), short story writer Brian Ingram and frequent contributor and editor Lisa Alvarez.
For a list of events visit the Santa Monica Review website
Santa Monica Review is available for sale online (www2.smc.edu/sm_review) and at the SMC Campus Store, Beyond Baroque in Venice, and other area booksellers.
Copies are also available by mail and by subscription through Santa Monica Review, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica 90405.
The publication costs $7 per issue or $12 for the two issues each year.
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