January 26, 2005 


Cold-Drill, a literary publication produced by students of Boise State University since 1970, seeks submissions for its Fall 2005 issue. The lit mag features writers from both the University and the community at large and publishes fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction from the traditional to the experimental.

Editors will read submissions through March 1; fiction and non-fiction, up to 20 pages; poetry, no more than 8 poems. Manuscripts must include a SASE for response. Address all correspondence to: Editors, Cold-Drill, Dept. of English, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725.

For more information contact John Ottey at 426-2670, johnottey@boisestate.edu or Erich Schweikher at 426-2194, erichschweikher@boiseste.edu.


Only a few days remain to score discounted season tickets for the 2005 Boise State University Gene Harris Jazz Festival.

Headline performers for this year's festival include jazz vocalist/saxophonist Curtis Stigers and jazz singer Annie Sellick on Friday, April 8, and legendary pianist Ramsey Lewis and his trio on Saturday, April 9. Victorious high school bands from each day's festival competitions will perform prior to the start of the evening concerts with the main acts taking the stage at 7 p.m. each night.

Club Night performers include Paul Tillotson, Lavay Smith, the Coltrane Project, Interplay and Eleven Eyes, with additional performers still to be announced.

Season tickets start at $43 (a 40 percent savings over single-ticket prices) and include admission to April 7 Club Night and evening concerts April 8 and 9. Ticket prices increase to $52 on Feb. 1 and to $76 on March 1.

For more information on the 2005 Gene Harris Jazz Festival, visit www.geneharris.org.


The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association announced the winners of its 2005 Book Awards. The award, established in 1965, honors exceptional books written by Northwest authors.

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart by Deb Caletti of Issaquah, WA: Young adult novel about love and loss.

Ella the Elegant Elephant by Carmela and Steve D'Amico of Seattle, WA: Children's book about an elephant who teaches her fellow pachyderms that it is alright to be different and unique.

Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos of Seattle, WA: Novel about two very different and eccentric women--42 years apart in age--who deal together with broken hearts and broken promises.

Ordinary Wolves by Seth Kantner of Kotzebue, AK: A vivid and stirring coming of age novel about a white boy raised with Eskimos in the harsh Alaskan tundra.

The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin of Seattle, WA: Gripping chronicle of one the most horrific storms ever to pass through the Untied States--an 1888 blizzard that swept across the prairies and left 500 people dead.

Song of the Gorilla Nation: My Journey Through Autism by Dawn Prince Hughes of Bellingham, WA: Memoir about growing up with Asperger's Syndrome, isolated and alone, until the author finds a family of gorillas that help her discover her humanity by allowing her to become part of their lives.

--Compiled by Cynthia Sewell

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