The NCIBA Fall Discovery Show was bustling at the South San Francisco Conference Center last week. NCIBA executive director Calvin Crosby said that early registration for the show was ahead of projections and though the northern California fires caused some worry about attendance, "It doesn't appear to have affected us in the ways we thought it would. The panels were amazing: on paper they looked good, in reality they were beyond belief." Crosby also appreciated the representation of attendees and authors at the show: "Among all the talk of diversity, it’s nice to take a look around and know this is who we are: we are people of color, we are old and young, we are gay, we are straight, we are gender fluid, and we're all here."
At the NCIBA booth on the trade show floor, several of the contributing authors signed their collection All the Women in My Family Sing: Women Write the World: Essays on Equality, Justice, and Freedom (Nothing But the Truth Publishing; January 30, 2018), edited by Deborah Santana. Seated at the table, r.-l.: Kira Lynn Allen, Samina Ali, Deborah Santana, Phiroozeh Petigara, Marti Paschal, Charina Lumley, Nayomi Munaweera.