Thursday, September 24, 2009
Issue Pre-Release Party
The Journal, The Ohio State University’s award winning literary magazine of poetry and prose, is hosting a pre-release party for the upcoming fall/winter issue at Rumba Café on Saturday, October 10th at 8:00 p.m. The evening will feature readings by OSU Alumni Don Pollock, acclaimed author of Knockemstiff, and poet Maggie Smith, author of Nesting Dolls and The Lamp of My Body. The New York-based musical group, Gracious Sakes Alive, is also scheduled to perform.
The Journal has been published biannually since 1973, printing the best work by new and emerging writers around Ohio and the nation. Literary journals nationwide have seen their funding slashed in recent months, and The Journal is no exception. The magazine and its staff are committed to continuing The Journal’s literary tradition; thus all money collected will go towards covering the costs of paying contributors, in addition to production and advertising costs.
The Rumba Café is located at 2507 Summit Street. There is a $5.00 donation at the door. For more information on the pre-release party, and for other ways to donate to The Journal, call 614-292-4076 or go to http://english.osu.edu/research/journals/thejournal.