Acclaimed and new talent featured in bi-annual publication
The latest issue of LAKE Magazine -- a journal of arts and environment -- will be available July 20.
The official launch for the semi-annual publication will be held at the Bike Shop Café, 1357 Ellis St., from 5-8 p.m.
LAKE is an Okanagan-based journal that publishes art and writing about the natural world. It is edited by University of British Columbia professors Briar Craig, Nancy Holmes, Gary Pearson and Sharon Thesen.
"This issue is a real summer issue," says Holmes. "It is verbally lively and visually lush. We are pleased to be publishing some first-time published local authors – some of them our students – alongside internationally acclaimed artists and poets. "
The latest issue features artwork by Lyndal Osborne and Tomoyo Ihaya, essays on canoeing in Nunavut plus works by local writers Harold Rhenisch, Lee Hannigan, Laura Ralph, and Natalie Rice.
The launch event will include readings from authors, local writers and LAKE editors, as well as music by the Kelowna-based Celtic band, The Malarkeys.
Tickets are $25 at the door and include appetizers and one drink. For more information, contact Thesen at 250-807-9417 and check out the website at http://www.lakejournal.ca
LAKE is published twice a year and features art and writing by acclaimed talent as well as new artists and writers from across Canada and around the world.
"LAKE is grateful to UBC's Faculty of Creative and Critical studies for its support in making this launch possible," says Holmes. "LAKE only exists through grants and donations and needs as much support as possible to continue to give a voice to writers and artists engaged with the natural world. Funds from ticket sales will go to producing the next issue."
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