RAIN Magazine Public Reading & Reception

Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 6:00pm


Clatsop Community College is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Edition of RAIN Magazine.  The college will host a Public Reading & Reception on Thursday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the CCC Art Center Gallery, 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria.  Many of this year’s contributors will read excerpts from their published work, and original art work from this year’s magazine will also be on display.  Come celebrate our talented Columbia Pacific community! Refreshments will be served, and complimentary copies of this limited edition Clatsop Community College publication will be available.

This year’s RAIN Magazine includes new writing from Robert Michael Pyle, Terry Shumaker, Tricia Gates Brown, Robert Brake, Jan Bono, Adam Berk, Nancy Berry, Kathy Bowman, Gail Balden, Michelle Chamberlin, Jim Dott,  Sue Falkner Wood, Vera Wildauer, Amber Clyde, Kimberly Hazel, Sunny Hazel, John Joseph, Sanders Howse, Dave Densmore, Brenda Malmstrom, David Campiche, John Ciminello, Cayla VanGundy, Tricia Knoll, Vincent Reynolds, Patty Hardin, Jon Schmidt, Laura Tattoo, Jan Priddy and more. Artwork by Kristin Shauck, David Lee Myers, Mike Duncan, Sofie Kline, Charles Hillestad, Jamie Boyd, Lyubov Goryanova, Calandra Frederick, Normandie Hand, Erika McKay, Gary Trenner, Ron Walker, Mark Holmes, Laurie Anderson, and many more is also included. This year’s cover art features an acrylic painting by Charles Schweigert along with an oil painting entitled “Joanna”by Lulu Quinn.

RAIN Magazine 2012 is made possible due to the generous donations of local individual and business patrons. Hearty thanks to Robert & Elizabeth Stricklin, Carol Knutson-Hawes, Deac Guidi, Julie Brown, Jim Holen, Sunny Cook, Bobbi Brice, Nancy Holmes, T.J. Lackner, Viola & Steve Harper, Joanie Weatherly, Steve Emmons, Joy & Wayne Brotherton, Colleen Schroeder, the Gray family, Eileen & Gene Chamberlin, Judith McGavin, Tom & Karen Gill, and David Lee Myers. Business sponsors include Astoria Cooperative, Astoria Railroad Association, Lucy's Books, T Paul’s Supper Club & Urban Café, Seaside Station, Beach Books, Labor Temple, Geno’s Pizza n Burgers, Lunar Boy Gallery, Baked Alaska, Cloud & Leaf Books, Yoga Namaste, The Daily Astorian, Area Properties, Portway Tavern, Fort George Brewery, Lower Columbia Bowl, Blue Scorcher, Coffee Girl, Brownsmead Turbo-Gro, Columbia River Keeper, Cannery Pier Hotel, and the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Following the debut, copies of this year's RAIN Magazine will be available at the CCC Library, CCC Bookstore, CCC’s South County Center and other area business sponsors (see above).  $5 suggested donation; one per family, please.  

Clatsop Community College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. ADA accessible. For other accommodations call 503-338-2474; TDD 503-338-2468 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Please direct inquiries to:  Nancy Cook, 503-338-2335;

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