FAYETTE, Iowa (May 6, 2013) – The Department of Language, Literature and Communication of Upper Iowa University's School of Liberal Arts is hosting a launch party for UIU's literary magazine, Volga River Review, Thursday, May 9, from 3-5 p.m. in the presidential dining room on the second floor of the Student Center.
Volga River Review features the literary work of Upper Iowa students, faculty and staff from the residential Fayette campus, as well as educational centers, along with a few alumni submissions. The magazine was created as a project-based learning experience where students in the creative writing program can edit, publish and publicize a literary journal.
"The community of writers at Upper Iowa has the satisfaction of sharing their work and seeing it in print, and the larger community can enjoy reading their creative work," said Dr. Adrianne Finlay, UIU assistant professor of English and advisor for the project. "It has been incredibly rewarding for me to work with students on this project, and their energy and enthusiasm has been amazing. We hope this is the beginning of a long tradition, and plan to have a new volume publish each spring."
Authors and contributors to Volga River Review will be featured at the launch party and will read excerpts of their work. The first edition of the journal features poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction.
Volga River Review
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.