The Cincinnati Anthology Literary Gathering

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Jenny Ustick

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It’s real now. Tonight, at The Cincinnati Anthology Literary Gathering, I was able to get my paws on a real-life physical copy of the first book I’ve designed. That was a personal triumph, but the evening held lots more goodness.

First, the setting at the Mercantile Library was perfect. I hadn’t been to this tucked away space before and it’s… The Quintessential Library. The only thing that would make it more awesome is a secret bookshelf door that led to a bourbon speakeasy.

Then the readings began. All these faces I had poured over for hours in a layout program breathed life into the words I merely judged by texture and margin. I’m proud to have been involved and present.

I graciously tip my hat to Zan.

Zan McQuade

Zan McQuade, Editor, baseball lover, cat owner

Alex Shutte

Alex Shutte

Brian Trapp

Brian Trapp

Kate Westrich

Kate Westrich

Garrett Cummins

Garrett Cummins

Jack Heffron

Jack Heffron

Katie Laur

Katie Laur

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Zan and her Mom

And lots of photos of the fantastic Mercantile Library:

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Mercantile Elevator