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San Diego Decameron Project: 100 New Winning Stories From Our Community Inspired By The Pandemic


  • WHEN Friday, February 26, 2021 at 7 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST Free

Four partner organizations, Write Out Loud, San Diego Public Library, La Jolla Historical Society and San Diego Writers, Ink present the San Diego Decameron Project. Members of our San Diego community were invited to submit previously-unpublished fiction or nonfiction narratives of 1,000 words or less based loosely around the theme of the current pandemic.

Twenty-five judges read all submissions and chose the best 100. Winners of the San Diego Decameron Project will have their stories posted on one of the above partner websites beginning February 16th, 2021 at 7:00PM. The top 10 most compelling stories will be read by Write Out Loud actors and presented in a Virtual Presentation on February 26th along with a panel discussion with the top authors.

The San Diego Decameron Project is inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron, written shortly after the Black Death hit Florence, Italy in 1348. In the book, ten young Florentines, seven women and three men, retreat into quarantine for two weeks in a hillside villa and pass the time by telling stories, one each per day, except for one day a week for chores and one for religious observance, resulting in 100 stories.

For a list of authors included in the San Diego Decameron Project Anthology please visit:

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