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“Oregon East” gala

Oregon East Cover-2015

Cover art by Genevieve Gaudreau

“Oregon East” gala celebrates local literary talent

News contact: Laura Hancock, University Advancement 

Story by Deborah Bone, MFA student

LA GRANDE, Ore. October 10, 2016 – Eastern Oregon University’s “Oregon East” magazine celebrates another year by showcasing local literary talent with an evening presentation from 7:30-9 Wednesday, Oct. 12 in the Alumni Room in Ackerman Hall 208.

Staff and published writers will be available to discuss the magazine and celebrate the area’s growing literary community. Presenters include Aaron Byers and Erica Hitzman. Refreshments will be served.

“I am so excited to be the editor this year and begin this new adventure,” said Katelyn Presley, the current editor of “Oregon East.” “The gala is the perfect opportunity to show others the amazing talent we have here at Eastern, and I am so happy to be a part of it.”

Theresa Hamman has been the magazine’s editor for the past two issues. She looks forward to another great year showcasing literary work that resonates with the unique spirit of EOU. Hamman is excited to celebrate “Oregon East” as the magazine prepares for another year, as well as speaking with the local community and sharing the publication with students, authors and residents.

“Working on ‘Oregon East’ over the past two years was an exhilarating experience,” she said. “I learned so much about how to build and publish a literary journal. The annual gala is a time to celebrate that work and its contributors. We have exceptionally talented students here at EOU and the gala is the perfect event to showcase that talent. I look forward to it every year.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit eou.edu/oe.