About Literary Cadences

Kathryn Petruccelli created Literary Cadences in 2013 in an attempt to support independent literary venues and expand the local book scene in two similar, yet divergent communities: the Central California Coast and Western Massachusetts.  Her work brings authors from each respective locale to the other, to share their writing in their own voices and to revel in the opportunity to learn from another community – providing a literary bridge while preventing local from becoming parochial. For authors published under small imprints, it is a chance to extend their reach to new audiences in another region whose sensibilities, in many ways, align with that of their home territory, while gaining influence and inspiration from a different geography and culture.