Sunday, August 30, 2009
New Issues Summer's End Celebration
This afternoon's celebration of New Issues Press united former and current WMU authors and students and faculty and community members at Bell's Eccentric Café. New Issues Press Editor Bill Olsen welcomed guests to the readings by poets and writers John Rybicki, Heather Sellers, David Dodd Lee, Diane Seuss, and Jamie D'Agostino. Bonnie Jo Campbell (supported by Managing Editor Marianne Swierenga), auctioned off a plethora of paintings, rarities, and hilarities, and Whiskey before Breakfast provided the musical background. Among the guests were President John Dunn, Provost Tim Greene, and Cynthia Running-Johnson.