ASTORIA — Clatsop Community College announces the release of the 2014 Neighbors & Neighborhoods Edition of RAIN Magazine.
The college will host a public reading and reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at Clatsop Community College, on the second floor of Columbia Hall, 1651 Lexington Ave. A meet and greet with authors begins at 5:30 p.m.
Many of this year’s contributors will read excerpts from their published work, and original art work from the magazine will also be on display. Light refreshments will be served, and copies of this limited edition CCC publication will be available to the public. The public is invited to come celebrate the talented Columbia-Pacific community.
This year’s RAIN Magazine includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Terry Shumaker, Tricia Gates Brown, Tim Sproul, Krystal Norberg, Matt Love, Jan Bono, Jim Dott, Vicki Clark, Brian Doyle, Dave Densmore, Gordon Graves, Reba Owen, Calandra Frederick, John Ciminello, Patty Hardin, Richard Mack, Jaymes Condon and more. Artwork by Kristin Shauck, Mike Duncan, Kaley Harris, Holly Eckhardt, Josefine Mabry, Joe Wood, Kim Taylor, Terry Shumaker, Vicki Baker, Noel Thomas, Lucien Swerdloff and many others is also included. This year’s cover art features a mixed-media oil/collage by Gearhart artist Royal Nebeker.
RAIN Magazine is made possible due to a grant from the Clatsop County Cultural Coalition, a partner of the Oregon Cultural Trust, along with the donations of local individual and business patrons. CCC offers a hearty thanks to Robert and Elizabeth Stricklin, Deac Guidi, Gordon Graves, T.J. Lackner, Reba Owen, Tom and Karen Gill, Holly Tumbarello, Terry Shumaker, Bob Pyle, Christine and Greg Riehl, and Mark and Tommie Redwine. Business sponsors include the Astoria Co-op Grocery, Imogen Gallery, Baked Alaska, Cloud & Leaf Books, Patty’s Wicker Cafe, Shear Pleasures Salon & Spa, Godfather’s Books, Charlie’s Chowder House, Englund Marine, SunRose Gallery, Hold Fast Tattoo, KP Graphic Arts, Zuplaw Law Firm, Astoria Sunday Market, Pizza a’ Fetta, Beach Books, KIA, Napa, Yoga Namasté, The Daily Astorian, Windermere Realty, 3 Cups Coffee House, Dragonheart Herbs, Moby Dick Hotel, Fort George Brewery, Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro, Wimahl Family Clinic, Tora Sushi, Gilbert Historic District, Cannon Beach Arts Association, Flashback Malt Shoppe, Guido & Vito’s Italian Restaurant, Blue Scorcher Bakery, and the Cannery Pier Hotel.
Special thank you to Kathleen Peterson of KP Graphic Arts in Seaside for all her work with this year’s fundraising and sponsor recognition layout.
Following the debut, copies of this year’s RAIN Magazine will be available at the CCC Library, CCC Bookstore and other area business sponsors at a suggested donation of $5; one per family.
For more information, call Nancy Cook at 503-338-2335 or email email@example.com