Showing posts from September 14, 2014

aaduna Board brings 2014 to a close...

aaduna Board of Directors (left to right)   Ellen Blalock, Billye Chabot, Madelaine Whalen (summer intern) Sheila Applegate, Bill Berry, Sean McLeod, Walt Aikman, Lisa Brennan   On Monday evening, September 15 th , the aaduna Board of Directors convened to hear and discuss the state of aaduna , analysis of the spring 2014 fundraisers, future capacity building plans, 2015 fundraising options, as well as plans to celebrate 2015 as the fifth year of publishing aaduna .   The Board also heard and discussed marketing initiatives, new features for “aaduna notes” and received a first hand account of the summer’s internship initiatives. aaduna BOD members:  Sheila Applegate, Billye Chabot, Sean McLeod This annual meeting concluded another year of exemplary service, guidance, and support from Board members.   They have our heartfelt thanks.   And if you do not know our Board, please visit and click on “Meet the Team.”    MEET THE AADUNA TEAM      

Celebrate with Us…Five Years and Still Going Strong!

February 28, 2015 will mark the official fifth year of aaduna .   Time does fly! aaduna Premier Issue ~ Winter 2011, "Shamon's Vision," by David Roche, Photographer We first published  aaduna in February 2011 to bring emerging, new, and established voices and visionaries together in a diverse, pluralistic, multi-cultural literary and arts journal.     aaduna Summer 2011 Issue, "Father & Daughter Fishing," by Lisa Brennan, Photographer (c) 2011 We started aaduna to provide a positive and supportive avenue for people of color whose opportunities for getting their work published still had limitations and obstacles.   We started aaduna to promote work often overlooked or disdained by others.     aaduna Summer 2012 Issue, "Italian Ices," by Colette Fournier, Photographer (c) 2012 We started aaduna to be writer/artist friendly in all our business transactions while providing ap