Barstow & Grand Launches Issue #4 Interactive Gallery
in place of release party, local lit journal shares poetry, prose via multimedia gallery
If there’s one thing writers know how to do, it’s get creative.
And that’s the inspiration behind local literary journal Barstow & Grand’s pivot from an annual release party to an online gallery, featuring videos, photography, audio clips, and interviews with Issue #4 authors and staff – the type of things that would normally be shared at a release party.
“We’d love to share our fourth issue with you,” the Barstow & Grand team wrote on Facebook. “But in place of our regular release party or a Zoom reading, we’re trying something different. It’s called the Issue #4 Gallery, and it features our authors and staff sharing their work and insights. Stop by for a minute, or hunker down and dig in. You’ll be glad you did.”
The gallery features City of Eau Claire Writer-in-Residence Ken Szymanski dressed to the nines with ’90s-inspired karaoke decor offering his infomercial-like pitch to check out the new issue, as well as photography from Jerome Berglund, which inspired his poetry piece that appears in Issue #4; a fascinating PowerPoint presentation exploring art history with Patricia Williams; authentic photographs from the lives of writers; and so much more.
Check out Barstow & Grand founder and editor Eric Rasmussen explain a little bit about this gallery.
For more about Barstow & Grand, including how to submit your work, visit barstowandgrand.com.