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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 03/24/2014
Professor Janice Levy will participate in a reading at Wells College featuring the editors and writers of Stone Canoe, Syracuse University's annual journal of arts, literature and social commentary. Levy's work titled Welcome to Saudi Arabia is included in the issue.
The reading will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Art Exhibit Room of Macmillan Hall on the Wells College campus. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
In addition to Levy, editors and writers associated with current issue #8 of Stone Canoe include General Editor Robert Colley, nonfiction writer Christopher Gonzales, poets Bruce Bennett, James Crenner, and Sarah Jefferis, and fiction writers Jennifer Savran Kelly, Kailey McDonald, and Joey Marzocchi.
Stone Canoe showcases the work of emerging as well as established artists in a variety of fields who have connections to Upstate New York, with the aim of promoting "a greater awareness of the cultural and intellectual richness that characterizes life in the region."
As one critic has commented, "Stone Canoe is beautifully done, and demonstrates that great things are happening Upstate." Another wrote:" Stone Canoe is an immensely impressive journal, adventurous, ambitious and handsomely produced." For a number of years Wells has hosted similar events to mark the publication of new Stone Canoe issues.
This year’s issue, which was published in January, includes nonfiction, fiction, poetry, drama, artwork, tributes to Syracuse graduate Lou Reed, and an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn (also a Syracuse graduate), conducted by poet Bruce Smith, who teaches in the Syracuse Writing Program.