Kaya’s 2013-14 Welcome Back event featured mini-writing sessions (like the one about fate and the day of your birth inspired by Kaya’s forthcoming American Canyon by Amarnath Ravva) and a prompt where all participants sucked on a lime for five seconds, led by Fractal editors. There was also a mini-chapbook making workshop by Gold Line Press, and an invitation to submit by Southern California Review. Writ Large Press was on hand to talk about their new space (dtLAb) in Downtown LA at The Last Bookstore, andAsia Pacific Arts led a lively Asian American literary crossword puzzle brainstorm. We feasted on samosas and bahn mi, and were especially excited to meet all the new people who came through to check Kaya and the other literary community members out. Here’s to a literary extravaganza of a year!