City Launch Recap

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Vol. XII Managing Editor Michelle Campagna introduces Melissa Febos. Photography by Rick Harrington.

Lumina vol. XII celebrated its city launch with contributors and fans at Cake Shop NYC on the warm night of May 22nd. The city launch was well-attended and the night started out with Melissa Febos reading an excerpt from “Bye, Baby,” the short memoir published in this issue.

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Jessica Lilien reads from “After Saco River,” which placed in the LUMINA vol. XII Fiction Contest judged by George Saunders. Photography by Rick Harrington.

Jessica Lilien, and John Fenlon Hogan also read from their work published in vol. XII, while Leah Schnelbach read an excerpt from a novel she’s working on.

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Joshua Lazarus. Photography by Rick Harrington.

Closing out the night, Joshua Lazarus read “apogee of hunt” as well as several poems inspired by the sea birds found in his new Hawaiian home. Festivities concluded with a raffle of prints provided by Pamela Petra and Andreas Englund.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us at Volume XII’s city launch! It was a fantastic way to kick-start the summer.

A special thanks goes out to Cake Shop NYC and Mixer Reading and Music Series for hosting this event.

Support LUMINA by Purchasing a copy of Volume XII.

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