Michael Rubin Book Award Release Party

Wed Nov 28, 2012
The Booksmith
City, Literary
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Vassilev will read selections from his winning chapbook, Hope Seven, at The Booksmith in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
San Francisco, CA (October 29, 2012) – Hope Seven by Stoyan Vassilev is the winner of the 2012 Fourteen Hills’ Michael Rubin Book Award. On November 28, Fourteen Hills and the Bay Area community will celebrate its release at The Booksmith in the Haight-Ashbury district.
The reading will also feature an introduction by past Fourteen Hills contributor and author of nine books of poetry and fiction Robert Glück.
Stoyan Vassilev’s Hope Seven quietly prepares for its printing as immigration debates rage across the country and around the world. While much of the debate in the United States focuses on our neighbors to the south, Vassilev’s compact, elegant collection of stories harkens back to life in a fictional neighborhood set in Sofia, Bulgaria. There, as the Iron Curtain closes, people express their dreams of immigrating to America.

$12 donation for admission (the cost of your copy of the book)


  1. The Booksmith
    1644 Haight St, San Francisco, CA