Riding on the wave of the success of the inaugural edition of "Active Voices," a second issue is being prepared for publication, "Active Voices Volume 2." The expanded anthology contains literary, art and photographic submissions from talented members of the UC San Diego Osher Life Long Learning Institute.
Some highlights include personal essays from Jim Wyrtzen, Beth Faber Jacobs, Phyllis Broker, and others. The intrepid Dr. Herb Wolfson has again shared a humorous memory of his early life with his beloved Laura. Multi-talented Ed Gardiner contributed his own brand of unique poetry, illustrations and photographs. A number of other poems by Lucy Lehman, Nessa Moll, and Ian Kanair will spark your imagination. One new feature is an entertaining short play written by Dick Dahlberg. John Van Roekel, who has published three novels and has a short film in production, contributed a chapter from his forthcoming book.
"Active Voices Volume 2" has remarkable photographs taken around the world and in our own back yards. Jerry Kent, Allan Kleinman and Linda Karelis have contributed pictures that are a pleasure to look at and remind us to be aware of what we see daily. Dana Levine, a nationally recognized artist and photographer, once again designed the cover for the anthology.
The Editorial Committee, Howard Aksen,Simone Arias, Eileen Coblens, Ed Gardiner, Sylvia Gillett, Joan Kleinman, Judith Lief, Krista Neis, and Elaine Olds pored over the submissions and gave wise counsel regarding their inclusion. Dana Levine served as a consultant with us about the art and photo submissions. I am proud to work with such talented and thoughtful people.
You have something wonderful to look forward to later in the Spring Quarter. A public launch of "Active Voices Volume 2" will take place Friday, May 25, where authors will read selections from their work and we will celebrate together.