Whitefish Review CHANGE Issue Released on June 4
Features an Interview and Tribute to Author Jim Harrison
WHITEFISH, MONT. (May 25, 2016) — Whitefish Review will release the “Change” issue (#19) on June 4 with a celebration at Casey’s in downtown Whitefish. The evening will open at 7 pm with live music and a slideshow of the changing glaciers of Glacier National Park.
Readings start at 8 pm, beginning with a discussion by research ecologist Dr. Daniel Fagre on the Repeat Photography Project that displays before-and-after images of the receding glaciers. Fagre works for the USGS as director of the “Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems Project.”
After short readings by local writers featured in the new issue, author and scientist Cristina Eisenberg will read from a new book in progress on climate change. Eisenberg served as the lead editor of the special “Change” issue. She is the Chief Scientist at Earthwatch Institute and a Smithsonian Research Associate. Her most recent book, The Carnivore Way: Coexisting with and Conserving North America’s Predators, was published in 2014 by Island Press.
The evening features live music by three-piece jazz group Barrel Stove Combo and is sponsored by the Whitefish Community Foundation and Glacier Bank. A $10 entry donation is requested to help with the publishing costs of the non-profit journal.
“Change happens,” says Eisenberg. “It’s intrinsic to life. How we navigate through it is a work in progress. The authors and artists whose work appears in this issue of Whitefish Review share their real and imagined journeys through change. Some tell stories of searching for grace amid chaos and trauma; others tell of seeking transformation, diving into it with abandon, and finding redemption.”
In addition to fiction, essays, poetry, art, and photography by more than 45 contributors, the Change issue features an interview with author Jim Harrison, one of the last interviews he gave before his death to Whitefish Review editor Ben Polley. Harrison was one of contemporary literature’s most versatile and prolific writers, publishing 39 books across many genres and drawing comparisons to Hemingway and Faulkner.
The issue also contains a special tribute to Harrison with short essays by Rick Bass, Tom Brokaw, Tom Crawford, Chris Dombrowski, David James Duncan, William Kittredge, Teddy Macker, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock, and Annick Smith.
Whitefish Review is a non-profit journal publishing the literature, art, and photography of mountain culture. As a recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation created for the public good, it is supported by generous donations, grants, and subscriptions. Copies of Whitefish Review are also available in bookstores and for order online at www.whitefishreview.org. Cost is $12, with back issues and subscriptions also available.
The front and back cover of the new issue features “The Reef” and “High Water” — woodblock prints by artist John Buck.