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Vol. 9, No.8, August 2012 | FRIENDS EDITION

Malahat Summer issue launch

Monday, September 17th
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Readings: 7:30 p.m.
The Fernwood Inn (art room) 1302 Gladstone Ave.
Admission FREE
All ages welcome

Eat, drink, and be literary! Join us as we launch our Summer issue.

The evening will begin with a UVic Student Open Mic, hosted by Benjamin Willems.

Then we'll launch our Summer issue with readings by:
Dorothy Field
Danielle Janess
George Sipos
Laura Trunkey
Patricia Young
Terence Young

All Friends of The Malahat in attendance can choose one free book from our stash.

UVic Students: Please join us on Monday, September 10th in the Fine Arts building. We'll have information about submitting, contests, etc. as well as books and magazines for sale for $1 and a sign up sheet for the Open Mic at our launch on Sept. 17th.

More info on our website

Upcoming Malahat Contests

Conversation with a Friend: Rhonda Ganz

Rhonda Ganz has been a Friend of The Malahat since our little group began in January 2010. Malahat volunteer Julie Bartusek interviewed her for this edition of Malahat lite.

Why did you decide to become a Friend of The Malahat?

I think they’re the best literary magazine out there. The fact that I live in Victoria where they produce it and get to know some of the people - I couldn’t not get involved. One of my favorite things to do is to go to Planet Earth Poetry and Malahat issue launches. It’s made the magazine accessible in a completely different way.

What do you enjoy about the Friends group?

I like the newsletters, the Malahat lite. I tend to live on my computer, because of my work, so there’s no waiting time to receive my emails. Also, they’ve put on a couple seminars already, such as the one John ran last year about submitting (Best Foot Forward: How to Enter the Literary Conversation). It was packed; it was great. It’s the way it expands the poetic community. It’s a social thing as well. I try to do as much as I can and that just offers more opportunities, especially hearing and reading writers that don’t show up to Planet Earth Poetry. If it wasn’t for The Malahat letting me know, I would miss out on that. They also help add to my education. Friends of The Malahat get free books and free entries to events too.

Read the rest of this interview on our website.

New Friends offer! All Friends of The Malahat receive one free theme issue

issue 160

All current and new Friends of The Malahat are now entitled to one FREE themed issue. Surely, you can't already have them all! Have a look at our web page describing the issues to choose from (West Coast Renaissance: #45, #50, #60, One Hundredth Issue #100, Commonwealth Writers #107, Reviewing #144, Robin Skelton Tribute #160, The Green Imagination #165, or Lorna Crozier, Patrick Lane, and Aesthetic Kinship #170), and send us an email at to let us know which one you'd like.

If you are not currently a Friend, join us! Find out about our Friends group here, and join either by mail-in form, or our online payment system.

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