Thursday, May 28, 2009

Crab Creek Review Staff Changes

Crab Creek Review wishes the best of luck to two of our staff members who are beginning new projects and leaving their CCR positions: Design and Production Manager, Tonya Namura, and Fiction Editor, Kerry Banazek. Thank you, Tonya and Kerry, for all of the thought and time that you put into Crab Creek Review and for the high level of skill and professionalism that you brought to the journal. You will both be greatly missed and we wish you the best of luck in your future literary and design endeavors.

We would also like to welcome our new Graphic Designer, Jessica Star Rockers, who is the former Managing Editor of Willow Springs literary journal (Eastern WA University) and the Editor and Publisher of the strange fruit literary journal, which she both created and designed. Jessica has her MFA from Eastern WA University in literary editing and design. Welcome to Crab Creek Review, Jessica! We look forward to working with you.

Our amazing intern, Jen Betterley, is now Fiction Editor with Nancy Canyon. Jen did such outstanding work for us as an intern in marketing, reading, and proofing, that we know she will be an excellent editor.

And as always, thank you to our terrific staff whose positions aren't changing: Lana Hechtman Ayers, Carol Levin, Jennifer Culkin, Nancy Canyon, and Ronda Broatch.

Look for the new issue of Crab Creek Review to be out in October.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Crab Creek Review Reading at the Kingston Art Gallery (May 9th)

Crab Creek Review joined the Kingston Art Gallery at the Second Saturday Gallery Night on May 9th. The Gallery is currently featuring the work of printmaker/artist, Marilyn Liden Bode and potter, Betty Claire. Marilyn and Betty shared the stage with Crab Creek Review staff, who read poetry from the Fall/Winter 2009 issue, which features Marilyn's linocut/collage, We Are The Reason Our Ancestors Existed, on the cover (Marilyn's linocut/collage is currently on display at the Gallery). Poetry Editor, Lana Hechtman Ayers, Creative Non-Fiction Editor, Jennifer Culkin, Editorial Assistant, Ronda Broatch, and Co-Editor, Annette Spaulding-Convy read selected poems from the latest issue and then joined the Gallery's artists and art-loving members of the Kingston community for an array of homemade appetizers and creative conversation. Former Crab Creek Review Editor-in-Chief, Natasha Moni, also joined CCR in celebrating the release of the current issue at the Gallery.

Crab Creek Review would like to thank the Kingston Art Gallery ( for graciously hosting our reading and for selling copies of the Fall/Winter '09 issue. Special thanks to Marilyn Liden Bode for inviting the CCR staff to read and for enthusiastically letting CCR use her linocut/collage on the cover of the current issue.

Here's to many more evenings of poetry, art, good food, and inspiring conversation in Kingston!

Kingston Art Gallery's Second Saturday Gallery Night/Crab Creek Review Reading. Left to Right: Marilyn Liden Bode, Lana Hechtman Ayers, Natasha Moni, Annette Spaulding-Convy, Ronda Broatch, and Jennifer Culkin.