Straw Dog Writers Guild Helps Launch Student Publication

Cates by Beck Marks
Omri Ciufo from SVAHS
Omri Ciufo

On April 27, Straw Dog Writers Guild collaborated with Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School to launch Volume 5 of The Viking Rune Stone at Forbes Library. The literary journal contains poetry and prose, and artwork by the students. Advisors Tracey Burke and Kim Keough (SDWG member) did all the heavy lifting to make this standing room only event happen. Gail Thomas (SDWG member) was the MC. We were generously welcomed by the staff of Forbes Library. Several of the writers, including Omri Ciufo in the photo, read from their work. The parents beamed pride and love for their talented students. As one attendee said as she was leaving, “My heart is overflowing.”

Cats by Beck Marks of SVAHS
Cats by Beck Marks

Jacqueline Sheehan
President, Straw Dog Writers Guild