This is the crowd at the reading. If you squint you can make out yours truly at the podium. It was a great turnout and we had cake, and other assorted dainties. (I didn’t see any cupcakes though).
We read in alphabetical order, so kimmy went before I did, and was able to take this picture. I didn’t get a good shot of kimmy reading, though as I was sitting at the wrong angle to the podium.
Ryan Land, a poet and one of the editors of the magazine had many fine contributors from his high school creative writing classes, as well as numerous students from Allan Safarik’s creative writing at St. Peter’s college.
Here is my driving shot, this one is of the valley and the southern corner of Long Lake. (This was taken from the passenger side as I’m driving home, but it looks very much like I’m driving downhill into the water).