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March 4, 2010

SFC Professor Wendy Galgan Unveils Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters

Under the guidance of founder and editor Dr. Wendy Galgan, a Lecturer of English, St. Francis College is proud to announce the start of a new literary and academic tradition with the release of the inaugural issue of Assisi: An Online Journal of Arts & Letters.

Assisi brings an eclectic mix of academic and personal essays together with short fiction and poetry and combines them with photographs, drawings and other art works.

“One of the joys of being an academic is I get paid to read, teach and write about books I love,” writes professor Galgan in her essay, The Pleasures of the Book, which is featured in the premiere issue. “And one of the joys of being an editor is I have the opportunity to share these books with our readers.”

Among the more than 35 pieces featured in the inaugural issues are poems “Role Models” by Helen Ruggieri whose woks has appeared in several recent anthologies and “One December Evening” by Julie L. Moore, a Pushcart Prize nominee who has been widely published and whose own book of poems, Slipping Out of Bloom is forthcoming from WordTech Editions later this year. Marissa C. Pelot, who is pursuing a B.S. in Molecular Biosciences at Kansas University, contributed the short story “Heaven Alone” and St. Francis Professor of English Virginia Franklin offered three photographs. Franklin’s work will be part of a multi-artist exhibit at the Weil Cornell Medical Library, and she is working on a photographic book project for Centre for the Arts, a children‘s performing and visual arts program in New Roads, Louisiana.

The journal will be published twice a year. Submissions are now being accepted for the second issue.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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