On Thursday, April 27, the Canvas staff at Missouri Western hosted a launch of its 2017 issue.
|Taylor McGrath reads from her story in Canvas|
Canvas editor-in-chief Arniecea Johnson opened the event, welcoming contributors, staff, family, and friends, and then Canvas staff members Sam Duryee and Stephaney Ferguson presented the traditional genre awards: Mariam Riddle won for her poem "Bounce" in Canvas, Britne Misner won for her story "Sweet Margaret," and Shiloh Laxson won for her art "Hold your Breath." (Canvas thanks MWSU professors Kay Siebler, Mike Cadden, and Kathy Liao for judging the awards.) The program then continued with readings by Canvas contributors and closed with a spoken-word tribute to the issue by Kansas City poet Terrance Sanders.
|Terrance Sanders performs his spoken word artistry|
It was a wonderful event, and Canvas wishes to thank the MWSU Foundation for making this terrific publication possible!