Kestrel, the literature and art journal of Fairmont State University, will host its inaugural fundraiser from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.
The evening will include music, hors d’oeuvres, celebratory beverages, a silent auction and readings by Marion Brown, Michael Cox, Ray Keifetz, Gerry LaFemina, Marie Manilla, Kathleen Zamboni-McCormick, Sally Rosen Kindred, Nancy Takacs, Mark Harshman and Randi Ward. Silent auction items include tickets to a Pirates game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, a handmade quilt by a Texas artisan, dinner for two at a fine Fairmont establishment, a circa 1920s Underwood typewriter and more. Copies of the latest issue of Kestrel will be available for purchase, and monetary donations in support of Kestrel also will be accepted.
Kestrel was launched in 1993 to honor Fairmont State’s 125th Anniversary. The special spring-fall 2016 double issue honors Fairmont State’s 150th Anniversary. Since Dr. Donna Long, Dr. Elizabeth Savage and Dr. Suzanne Heagy took on editorial responsibilities in 2008, Kestrel has published more than 400 writers from around the world and hosted more than 75 contributors in Fairmont at our bi-annual Celebrations.
The fundraiser will allow the journal to continue to produce a beautiful, full-color print publication, to support contributors visiting Fairmont for the Celebrations, to provide opportunities for the amazing connections among writers that Kestrel has fostered over the years and to plan for the long-term vitality of the journal. For more information about the journal and upcoming events, find Kestrel on Facebook.