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For the premier/winter issue, a few guest readers from around the country have been invited to comment on the submissions. Their opinions will be valued as key supporters of aaduna, and help transition this blog from limited and private access to a more open private access. In time (probably pre-Spring 2011), I suspect this blog will be available to published submitters, as well as those individuals who become partners in aaduna's sustainability.
Olive Trees is a locally based publication featuring the work of poets and writers. Some of you may be familiar with it since it can be found at Burritt's Cafe in Weedsport, Peace Dreamers, and The Center in Auburn and other locales. The publisher has expressed an interest in aaduna taking over an online version of the printed magazine. I have reached out to Ron Van Nostrand, and will keep you posted on developments. (Glenn Churchill of the Auburn UPS Store facilitated Olive Trees'
interest in aaduna.)
During the past few weeks, my attention has been focused on an administrative issue that has finally found appropriate resolution. And this was just in time to use the Thanksgiving holiday period to find additional promotional avenues for aaduna.
MOVING FORWARD - Thanksgiving Trip to Virginia & Washington DC
Last Friday, I placed Call for Submission cards at Busboys and Poets, a socially conscious restaurant that has become a haven for artists, supporters of the arts, art exhibitions, and spoken word events. Named in honor of Langston Hughes, Lisa and I visited the location at 14th and V Streets, NW in Washington, DC where we brunched with a very dear friend and supporter of the arts. (There is a location on 5th Street in the District, as well as one in Shirlington in VA.)
On Thanksgiving morning, we went by The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office located in Alexandria, VA since I have to complete some administrative work, get it filed, and needed to know…