Yes, on Thursday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Paradigm Coffee and Music in Sheboygan, 1202 N. 8th Street, we will offer a reading of selections from the soon-to-be released Stoneboat 1.2. This event will highlight the fantastic contributions to be found in our second issue, due to hit the streets and the county roads on April 15, 2011.
We are pleased to tell you that this second issue contains nearly 20 additional pages of literary goodness, a more even mix of poetry and prose, as well as our first foray into the presentation of black and white art work. Our contributors come from the Lakeland College community, greater Wisconsin, and as far away as Alaska, Arizona, California, and New York. So, we are rather jazzed about all this expansion. Our circles keep widening.
Given that a good number of our contributors live rather far away from the center of the Stoneboat universe, we are looking for volunteer readers to read selections from the journal. Each volunteer may also then read something of his or her own (1-2 poems or a short piece of prose). This concept is known as the "open mic interwoven with the featured event" method of presentation. We think you will find it extremely stimulating.
If you live in the area and would like to be a volunteer reader (and then have the opportunity to also read something of your own--or not, you don't have to be a writer to volunteer for this important duty), please leave us a comment here on the blog and we will get back to you. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can stop us on the path between Old Main and the Campus Center at Lakeland and let us know.
In closing, we want to thank all of you who supported the first issue by buying single copies and/or taking out subscriptions. This monetary support is what makes Stoneboat 1.2 possible. We hope to see you at the reading on April 21 at Paradigm where we hope you will be inspired to buy more copies of the journal.
There would be no Stoneboat without all of you, our contributors and our audience. Well, okay, the editors are rather useful, too (especially the one who makes the most kick-ass chocolate brownies known to humankind in order to fuel our brains at editorial meetings.) We will keep him, and the other editors as well. Each one serves a unique purpose. More will be explained about this in future blog entries. Please stay tuned. And come to the reading!