The release party for Between the Lines took place Nov. 7th. Huzzah!! I finally got to put my hands on my first work as a literary editor, and wish it well as it goes out into the world; to see it in full color–shiny, glossy, beautiful, alive!

After spending so much time with the poems and prose, I had many preconceived notions of what each writer would be like–their personalities, what they looked like, their age, the sound of their voice, etc. We publish work from students, and the wider community, so it’s an eclectic group. So far, all of my assumptions have been amusingly, and completely wrong.

The Art and Design team did a wonderful job blending the visual and literary elements. You can get a peak of the magazine here. There will be more BTL events next year, so if you missed out on picking up a free copy of the magazine, you will have another chance.

You can see some photos of our little shindig on the Black Box Facebook page.

I have moved on to finish my B.A. in English with Goldsmiths College, via University of London’s International Programme, so I had to lay down my hat as Literary Editor at Edmonds Community College. I’m happy to be writing again, but it’s been a few months now, and I am starting to miss reading poetry submissions and torturing myself over editorial decisions.

And to think, I originally went back to school to get a degree in Horticulture. A story for another day…

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