The launch party for our third issue was a great success, with a capacity crowd showing up to hear the program, a moving reading by Vol. 3 poetry contributor, Amber Edmondson of Marquette, and a beautiful exhibition by our Vol. 3 featured artist, Melissa Connors of Ontario. Below are snapshots and a short video, courtesy of Superior District Library, Bayliss Library.

Susan James, Assistant Director of the Superior District Library, Bayliss Library, welcomes guests to the event.

Susan James, Assistant Director of the Superior District Library, Bayliss Library welcomes guests to the event.

Julie Brooks Barbour, co-editor of Border Crossing, thanks guests for attending and discusses this issue's featured artist.

Julie Brooks Barbour, co-editor of Border Crossing and Lake Superior State University faculty member, thanks guests for attending and introduces this issue’s guest art editor, Jeanne Mannesto, a local artist.

Jeanne Mannesto, local artist and vol. 3 guest art editor, describes her work selecting art and introduces the photography of Melissa Connors, this issue's featured artist.

Jeanne Mannesto describes her work selecting art and introduces the photography of Sault Ontario’s Melissa Connors, this issue’s featured artist. (Pictured left of Mannesto is Connors’ photograph selected for this issue’s cover, “Cyclamen Bud, Fire and Water,” shown here in color.)

Jillena Rose, co-editor of Border Crossing and Lake State professor, discusses the nonfiction selection process.

Jillena Rose, co-editor of Border Crossing and Lake Superior State University faculty member, discusses the nonfiction selection process.

Mary McMyne, coeditor of Border Crossing and Lake State faculty member, explains the blind submissions process and our student interns' roles as assistant editors.

Mary McMyne, co-editor of Border Crossing and Lake Superior State University faculty member, explains the journal’s blind submissions process for general submissions and our undergraduate interns’ work as assistant editors.

Janessa Stutz of Cheboygan, Lake State undergraduate student and assistant fiction editor, reads one of her favorite fiction pieces from Vol. 3, "Honking" by Tina Tocco.

Janessa Stutz, LSSU undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant fiction editor, reads one of her favorite fiction pieces from the issue, “Honking” by Tina Tocco.

John Keller, Lake State undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant fiction editor, discusses his work on the journal.

John Keller, LSSU undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant fiction editor, discusses his work on the journal and reads from one of his favorite fiction pieces, “Something More” by Richard Dokey.

Laura Gamble, Lake State undergraduate student and assistant poetry editor, reads one of her favorite poems from the issue, "Vladistovak Pearls" by Michelle Matthees.

Laura Gamble, LSSU undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant poetry editor, reads one of her favorite poems from the issue, “Vladistovak Pearls” by Michelle Matthees.

Adam Uhrig, Lake State undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant poetry editor, discusses his work on the journal and his favorite poem from the issue, "Partial Transcript" by Cathleen Bailey.

Adam Uhrig, LSSU undergraduate student and Vol. 3 assistant poetry editor, discusses his work on the journal and his favorite experimental piece from the issue, “Partial Transcript” by Cathleen Bailey.

Print copies of Vol. 3 are on sale now here. Please help to support the literary and visual arts in northern Michigan and Ontario, as well as the LSSU Creative Writing Program, by purchasing a copy. For those of you who prefer digital copies, keep an eye on this spot. We’ll make an announcement when eBook sales go live, hopefully, next week!

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