Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hugo House Reading, Wednesday, October 22nd

Along with a great reading at Hugo House, we'll also have a raffle and some of the items will include--

Signed books from Nin Andrews including Sleeping with Houdini and the Book of Orgasms

6 signed novels by Jennie Shortridge including Riding with the Queen, Eating Heaven, Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe

Books from Tom Hunley of Steel Toe Books

Jenifer Lawrence's first edition One Hundred Steps From Shore

Holly Hughes' broadside & signed chapbook, Boxing the Compass, winner of the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award

Signed book of poems from Barbara Crooker

Editors' Bundle featuring signed copies of In the Convent We Become Clouds by Annette Spaulding-Convy, Small Knots by Kelli Russell Agodon, Becoming the Villainess by Jeannine Hall Gailey, Love is a Weed, by Lana Hechtman Ayers, and Shedding Our Skins by Ronda Broatch.

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We dearly thank our authors

Nin Andrews
Jennie Shortridge
Tom Hunley
Barbara Crooker
Holly Hughes
Jenifer Lawrence

who generously their donated books!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Press Release: Oct. 22nd Hugo House Reading

Writers from Crab Creek Review’s Spring/Summer ‘08 Issue
Read at Richard Hugo House in Seattle

Seattle, Washington, August 22, 2008—Crab Creek Review celebrates its Spring/Summer ’08 Issue with an evening of poetry and fiction. Writers James Bertolino, Kathleen Flenniken, Kathleen Alcala, Marjorie Manwaring, Kay Mullen, Ronda Broatch, Brendan McBreen and Monica Schley will read from their work on Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm, at Richard Hugo House in Seattle. The celebration will include musical selections from poet and harpist Monica Schley and drawings for signed, first edition books. The event is free and is open to the public.

Bellingham poet James Bertolino is the author of nine volumes of poetry published by Copper Canyon Press, Carnegie Mellon University Press, the QRL Award Series, among others, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2007 Jeanne Lohmann Poetry Prize. Co-editor of Floating Bridge Press, Kathleen Flenniken is the author of Famous, which won the 2006 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Bainbridge Island writer, Kathleen Alcala, author of five books and co-founder of The Raven Chronicles, teaches in the Whidbey Island Writers Association MFA Program. Poet and freelance writer, Marjorie Manwaring is an associate editor for the online journal, DMQ Review, and author of Magic Word (2007). Kay Mullen is the author of two full length poetry collections, Let Morning Begin (2001) and A Long Remembering: Return to Vietnam (2006). Kingston poet Ronda Broatch is the author of Some Other Eden (2005) and Shedding Our Skins (2008). Brendan McBreen is a member of Auburn’s Striped Water Poets and is published in various places, including Leading Edge and Bellowing Arc. Monica Schley is a poet, harpist, and performer whose poetry has appeared in Burnside Review and The Raven Chronicles, among others.

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year in the Pacific Northwest, Crab Creek Review is an independent literary journal with a national readership. Publishing poetry and short fiction, Crab Creek Review has recently welcomed new head editors, Kelli Russell Agodon and Annette Spaulding-Convy, both Seattle area poets. Founded by Linda Clifton, the journal is proud to have been managed by women since 1983.

Annette Spaulding-Convy

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Save the Date! Crab Creek Review Reading


Crab Creek Review Reading

at Seattle's Richard Hugo House,
Join us Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 7 p.m.


Dear friends,

As the new editors of Crab Creek Review, we're having a celebration reading on Wednesday, October 22nd at Seattle's Richard Hugo House at 7 p.m. and we would love for you to join us there.

Not only will there be incredible readers including

Jim Bertolino
Kathleen Flenniken
Kathleen Alcala
Marjorie Manwaring
Kay Mullen
Ronda Broatch
Brendan McBreen
and Monica Schley

But one of our readers, Monica Schley is a harpist and will be performing as well.

We will also be having drawings for some great literary prizes including signed books, t-shirts, and free copies of Crab Creek Review! And of course, with Hugo House there is always wine and coffee available, so please mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 22nd so you can join in the literary festivities with us.

It looks to be a great night of poetry, a bit of fiction, and some wonderful music!

We hope to see you there!


Kelli & Annette

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Postcard from a Literary Journal

We have set down our luggage and are now starting to unpack. I may have tripped walking up the stairs, but it was with the excitement of arriving. So yes, it's official, Annette Spaulding-Convy & I have keys to the place and will be the new editors of Crab Creek Review.

The Crab Creek Review website has been updated and our submission guidelines are up. Poetry submissions start September 1st, so get your envelopes ready, we look forward to reading your work. There's also a fiction contest going on right now.

We'll be blogging about the writing life here every once in a while and will have some guest bloggers that will hopefully entertain you if not make you smarter.

If you haven't checked out our website, please do. Otherwise, I have a lot of unpacking to do and a little sightseeing too. I have hope this will be a good trip.

Wishing you good work and good writing,

Kelli Russell Agodon