We at Sun Star Review are absurdly lucky people. We are lucky to have received so many great submissions to our humble startup journal. We are lucky for the chance to publish all the wonderful writers whose work appeared in our inaugural. And we are tremendously lucky to have so many friends and supporters in the Seattle writerly community. On Tuesday, August 2, we were reminded of just how special that community is for our belated inaugural reading at Vermillion in Capital Hill. The turnout was incredible, and a full house was treated to the work of Sun Star contributors Justine Chan, Mark Petterson, Maria Rosa Mills, Rachel Linn, and Adriana Campoy (who, speaking of luck, just happened to be swinging through Seattle for a couple days after returning from her usual study at an obscure school called Cambridge or some such thing). And superstar Seattle poet Alison Stagner reminded us that she is a superstar. The evening wrapped up with a set from The Bailey Range, and we would be grossly negligent if we failed to offer special thanks to Josh Potter (writer, drummer, and general good dude), who put in so much work to bring this reading together!
[Pictured from top, left to right: pregame; Miranda opens ceremonies; more Miranda as MC; Justine Chan; Mark Petterson; a vagrant; Maria Rosa Mills; Rachel Linn; more Rachel Linn; sparkle shoes for some reason; superstar Alison Stagner; Adriana Campoy; The Bailey Range; more The Bailey Range (Josh Potter on drums!)]