THE NEWTOWNER literary magazine has created a special tribute issue dedicated to its hometown: Newtown, CT, where the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place last December.
Editor Georgia Monahan writes: “The Newtowner is a one-of-a-kind arts and literary magazine that showcases the work of emerging and established literary, visual, and performing artists from the local area and across the nation. The publication’s mission is to celebrate creative community and the life-affirming power of literature and the arts. In light of the events of 12/14/12, this mission has never been more relevant and important. The upcoming issue will be a special tribute issue offered as a healing gift to the town of Newtown. By its very nature it will be a publication of historic significance.
Call for sponsorship: Our hearts’ desire is to provide complimentary copies to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School, as well as the greater Newtown community. We are looking for individual and corporate sponsor funding to achieve this goal. Please contact [email protected] to express your interest.
Our aims for this issue are to:
Celebrate the people, beauty, culture, and community spirit of Newtown, CT
Remember those we love and lost
Recognize and give artistic expression to the grief we have experienced
Highlight the role of the arts in healing and the arts’ ability to nurture our humanity
Focus on our love, faith, and hope for the future
Featuring contributions from:
Nationally acclaimed authors and illustrators such as: Wally Lamb, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and Steven Kellogg
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa
Sesame Street’s Alan Muraoka
National leaders such as Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy
Newtown’s First Selectwoman Pat Llodra
Newtown faith leaders such as Rabbi Shaul Praver
Newtown educators such as Newtown High School Principal Chip Dumais and Reed Intermediate teacher Gael Lynch
Newtown High School students
Sandy Hook Elementary School parents David Wheeler and Sophfronia Scott
Sandy Hook Elementary School staff member Cindy Carlson
Sandy Hook Elementary School student artists Chase Kowalski, Jessica Rekos, and Avielle Richman
Thank you in advance for whatever help you can offer in creating this healing gift to Newtown.”
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