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Talking Leaves to host publication launch for Great Lakes Review tonight

Buffalo is one of five cities that will be hosting simultaneous readings and publication launch events tonight for the inaugural issue of Great Lakes Review,  a new triquarterly journal that publishes fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry from Toronto, Chicago, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Buffalo, and the rest of the Great Lakes region.  A book launch is scheduled tonight in an independent book seller in each of the five cities in which the review will be distributed.

Among the Buffalo area contributors to the debut issue of Great Lakes Review who will be reading from their work at 7 p.m. tonight at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St. in Buffalo are poet and BlazeVox Books publisher Geoffrey Gatza, poet and Just Buffalo BIG NIGHT co-curator Aaron Lowinger, playwright and children's author Donna Hoke, and poet Damian Weber.  Former Just Buffalo Artistic Director Michael Kelleher, who now lives in New Haven, Connecticut is also a contributor.

The event is free and open the public, and copies of the new journal will be available for purchase.  For submission guidelines to Great Lakes Review, visit

--R.D. Pohl
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