Monday, August 3, 2009

New Issues Gala Fundraiser

Western Michigan University's literary press, New Issues Poetry And Prose, is happy to announce the Summer's End Celebration & Gala Fundraiser. Please join us at Bell's Eccentric Café, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. on Sunday, August 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. A $5 donation is requested at the door, and food and refreshments will be available.

New Issues poets and Michigan writers John Rybicki, Heather Sellers, David Dodd Lee, Diane Seuss, and Jamie D'Agostio will read briefly from their poetry. The inimitable Bonnie Jo Campbell will serve as auctioneer for a variety of excellent paintings, rarities, and hilarities. Whiskey Before Breakfast will perform traditional dance music.

New Issues Poetry And Prose, a non-profit literary press, was established in 1996 by poet and Editor Herbert S. Scott. New Issues publishes eight to twelve new titles each year with a focus on contemporary poetry. New Issues enjoys support from WMU, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the generous donations of a supportive arts community. For more information about the press and this upcoming community event, call Marianne Swierenga at (269) 387-8185 or visit the press's Web Site at

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