Artemis Journal Presents Hollins Fall Poetry Reading
Artemis is pleased to announce their annual Fall Poetry Reading to be held Dec. 7, 2017 at the Hollins Room in Wyndham Library at Hollins University, from 6:30-9:00 pm. The poets who will be reading are, Judy Ayyildiz, Josh Barkan, Maurice Ferguson, Cathy Hankla, Susan Hankla, Charlotte Morgan, Pauline Pauley and Elizabeth Poliner. Many of these writers have been published in previous Artemis Journals. The event is free and we welcome the public and community members for an evening of poetry and fellowship.
This annual event spans 40 years of collaboration with Hollins University. The association began when Hollins Professor Richard Dillard started archiving Artemis in 1977 with the first journal. The Special Collection Department has accumulated 26 Artemis Journals throughout the years of Artemis’s existence in the publishing business. Jeri Rogers, Editor and founder of Artemis is an alumna of Hollins University.
The mission of Artemis is to foster excellence in the arts and literature in the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. Throughout our history, Artemis has presented many educational and cultural events, school mentorship programs, and collaborations with many area colleges and universities. Artemis creates a place for many contributors to debut their work along side many professional artists and writers, including National and State Poet Laureates, a T.S. Eliot Prize, winner, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Literary Prizewinners, an NAACP Image Award Recipient, and numerous other award winners.
As a small press, Artemis Journal relies on the generosity of our readers to help support this unique contribution to art and literature. Artemis is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Artemis is grateful to the Roanoke Arts Commission for its continued support of our missions to publish artists and writers of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond. 10% of the sale of book earnings will be donated to the Women’s Resource Center in Radford, Virginia, a women’s shelter for abused women. Artemis supports fair trade policies, artists and women-based businesses.
Artemis 2017 is the 24th published journal with Jeri Rogers returning as Editor, Virginia Lepley as Art Editor, and Maurice Ferguson as Literary Editor. For more information go to our website, www.artemisjournal.org.