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Whitefish Review Hosts Author Readings for Issue #6 Kick-Off

A showcase of young, emerging literary talent alongside masters of the craft

Issue #6, released December 17, 2009 WHITEFISH -Whitefish Review will host a celebration and author reading for the publication of their 6th issue on December 17 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Crush Wine Bar in downtown Whitefish. The evening will showcase readings by young authors Katie McGunagle and Mason Brubaker, followed by the poetry of Lowell Jaeger and short fiction by featured author Pete Fromm. Fromm's fiction and non-fiction have won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association "Book of the Year" award four times.

"Beyond publishing wonderful art, photography, and literature, we have been eager to produce literary events for the public and looked for a way to make our book launch event unique and further our mission to discover and nurture younger writers," said editor and publisher, Brian Schott. "We're excited to showcase two young writers next to the masters of the craft. Many thanks go out to the Montana Arts Council for helping us further the arts in a unique and memorable way."

Whitefish Review is a nationally-acclaimed non-profit literary journal created to publish the distinctive literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. The soft-cover journal is published twice yearly and features established and emerging authors and artists, as well as conversations with athletes and other creative thinkers.

The cover of issue #6 features a photo by Whitefish, Montana-based photographer Tammie Lee and the contents include two pieces of fiction, two essays, four interviews, five cartoons, six photos, seven poems, and eight pieces of art spread across thirty different writers and artists. A 12-page glossy section showcases the color art and photography, accompanied by commentaries. In addition, black and white art and photography have been added throughout the book.

In-depth interviews in #6 include extreme skier Scot Schmidt talking about managing risks and staying in control on and off the ski slopes, while Isaiah Sheffer shares his tale of growing Symphony Space and the "Selected Shorts" radio program that celebrates the short story. New York-based political cartoonist Jeff Danziger explains the fine lines of poking fun at serious issues, while London-based essayist Alain de Botton offers the insights of a modern day philosopher and an excerpt from his latest book.

Local musician Frank O'Brien will play throughout the evening and the art and photography from past and current Whitefish Review contributors will be featured, in addition to a slideshow by Whitefish photographer Chuck Haney. There is no cost for the public event, although donations will be greatly appreciated. The evening is sponsored by Crush Wine Bar, Montana Coffee Traders, and supported in part by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, an agency of the State Government.

Copies of Whitefish Review are available in bookstores across Montana and the Mountain West and online at Cost is $12, with back issues and subscriptions also available.