Farewell and Hail

 

As Streetlight gets ready to go into our second year, it’s my sad duty to bid farewell to one of our editors and my glad duty to introduce two new editors.

George Kamide, who has been on the staff since we went online last year leaves more than a small vacancy here. One can hardly overstate the contribution George has made, not only as fiction editor, but as a planner and facilitator of the website. His previous experience working on an online publication and his willingness to put in the extra effort  made our debut a happy one. It’s arguable that George’s efforts ultimately are what made the whole thing  possible. We’re all learning – as some of our blog reports may reveal, but we’ve had good instruction and inspiring example. Thank you, George!

Lisa Ryan is not exactly a new member.

Lisa Ryan

She joined the staff a while ago after Judy Longley left us to pay more attention to her other vocations. By the way, a selection of Judy’s amazing paintings will be on exhibit at WriterHouse on Dale Avenue in Charlottesville till Christmas; go and have a look if you can. Lisa has been serving as co-editor for poetry for some months now and is responsible for many of the selections you will see in the winter issue (January 2013). It’s been good to have her with us. May the good times continue!

Suzanne Freeman

Suzanne Freeman joins us as the new fiction editor and we’re happy about that too. Suzanne has been a journalist and a book reviewer as well as a writer of fiction. She also taught writing at the University of Virginia for several years. Suzanne will be selecting poetry for Issue #5, due in March. We’re looking forward to her selections and to her contibutions to the blog. Welcome Suzanne!

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