So Say We All, the local nonprofit that produces storytelling events and projects in the city, is tackling new platforms.
Now Justin Hudnall, So Say We All’s executive director, and co. have launched a new partnership with a literary journal called The Radvocate . The Radvocate has been floating around online and in ‘zine form since 2011, providing up-and-coming writers, artists and poets a platform to share their work. Partnering with So Say We All means The Radvocate can reach a broader audience.
“Although the local lit scene has a few institutions, there simply needs to be more,” said Matt Lewis, editor in chief of The Radvocate. “It was the need I saw years ago when I created the first ‘zine, simply to give a voice to people I knew were talented but were getting turned down everywhere else due to their lack of experience. The impulse to take the bull by the horns instead of wait around for someone to get a break is what lead to the creation of The Radvocate.”
Lewis said the project “isn’t just important to San Diego, but the creative world at large.” He said he wants to build upon what’s becoming a thriving literary scene in town, thanks to events like Now That’s What I Call Poetry , Vermin on the Mount , San Diego Zine Fest  and So Say We All’s  many lit events and projects like Lumen Magazine , an online publication featuring work by women and women-identifying writers.
“I believe that we are starting to witness the birth of a new era for literary arts in our city,” Lewis said. “This in mind, you better believe we will be at the forefront of this rad new time of conscious creativity.”
There’s a launch party  for the partnership this Saturday at James Coffee Co., featuring readings by local writers.
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