Oak Orchard Review Reading

Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m. ~ The Pillars Estate

What: Oak Orchard Review Reading

When: Friday, March 1, 2013 ~ 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Where:The Pillars Estate ~ 13800 West County House Rd. ~ Albion, NY

Who: Free and open to the public  ~ Light refreshments will be served

Genesee Community College and the editors of the online arts magazine, The Oak Orchard Review (http://www.oakorchardreview.com/) celebrate the very best writers and artists in the Western New York region. On Friday, March 1 authors and artists from The Oak Orchard Review will share their published works during a community event at The Pillars Estate in Albion, NY.

The theme for this edition of the magazine – in “light” of the winter doldrums that are slowly giving way to longer days – is “Light.” The featured writings and authors will be “Early Dismissal” by Andreas Brooks; “The Light in the Refuge,” “For Lucie” and “A Light for Sophia” by Amy D’Amico; “More” and “The Trail Ride” by Lori Kubik; “At Twilight” and “Melodies” by Robert Frost; and “Wantonness, Lasciviousness, and Folly” by Bridgette Yaxley. Featured digital art and artists will be “Winter Green 2009” by Arthur Barnes; “Avon River in Christchurch, New Zealand” by Carol Meal; and “Ice Sculpture 1, 2, 3, and 4,” “Falling,” “Orchard,” “Wisdom Teeth,” “Roots,” and “Departure” by Joe Waszak.

“Oak Orchard Review is named for a river which flows through various towns and hamlets of Genesee and Orleans County,” said Karen Jones, the magazine’s founder and poetry editor. “More than simply a body of water, a river is a thing that sustains, connects, and nourishes the land, the body, and the spirit. Our journal is meant to similarly sustain its artists, authors, and readers.”

The Oak Orchard Review invites submissions from writers and artists who feel a physical or emotional connection to the Western New York region, and who are compelled to share their poetry, stories, artwork, and photography. The magazine looks for writers who have a clear sense of voice, who use concrete imagery, who incorporate compelling figurative language, and whose prose is grammatically correct. The magazine is also looking for artists who have a unique eye, who demonstrate a command of artistic conventions, and whose work is compelling and speaks to the viewer.

According to Jones, “It is our mission to inspire and connect with our readers; to showcase Western New York's most talented and inspiring artists and writers; to promote artistic endeavors in our community; and to encourage and recognize emerging artists and writers.”

For more information, contact the Oak Orchard Review staff via email: info@oakorchardreview.com or contact Jim Simon at GCC’s Medina Campus Center: (585) 798-1688 ext. 6616 or via email: jsimom@genesee.edu

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