UWSP’s Cornerstone Press to launch two new titles
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – Cornerstone Press, the student-staffed teaching press at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, is holding an online launch of its newest releases, a work of fiction and a poetry collection.
“Evangelina Everyday” by Indiana author Dawn Burns, and “After the 8-Ball” by Michigan poet Colleen Alles, will be released at 6 p.m. on March 16, via a Zoom webinar.
The event will feature a question-and-answer session with the authors and a round table discussion of their collections.
“Evangelina Everyday” is a part of Cornerstone Press’s Legacy Series in short fiction, and “After the 8-Ball” is part of the Portage Poetry Series. Both titles are currently available for pre-order at uwsp.edu/cornerstone and will also be available for pre-order during the launch on March 16. For more information, visit @uwspcornerstonepress on Facebook.
“’Evangelina Everyday’ is a powerful story about the inner anxieties of a woman finally discovering herself and her self-worth, after years of shutting herself out,” last semester’s editorial director Kala Buttke said. “I was very happy to work closely with Burns through the whole editorial process.”
With several new titles being released each semester, students gain industry experience working with writers from all over the United States.
“’After the 8-Ball’ was the first project I worked on upon joining the press, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” current editorial director Grace Dahl said. “Colleen’s manuscript was beautiful to read, and I enjoyed working on poetry from a new perspective. I hope others enjoy her work as much as I do.”
Cornerstone Press, established in 1984, is made up primarily of students in the English writing, editing and publishing major and writing minors offered at UW-Stevens Point. It operates with the support of the English Department and is directed by Ross Tangedal, assistant professor of English and press publisher. The press publishes roughly 15 titles per year, and students gain hands-on experience in all aspects of publishing, from acquisitions to marketing the finished product, with courses highlighting editing, design and management.