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Hedge Apple Release Party set for Nov. 18

Hagerstown Community College will hold a launch party for the most recent publication of its literary arts magazine, the Hedge Apple, on Thurs., Nov. 18, in the Career Programs Building, beginning at 6 p.m.

The reception will begin with prose, poetry, and fiction readings by recent Hedge Apple contributors. Following the readings, a variety of workshops will be offered, including a humor writing workshop led by Herald-Mail columnist Tim Rowland. Light refreshments will also be served.

This event is free and is open to the public. Local writers and artists are encouraged to attend. Participants interested in attending a workshop are asked to e-mail Amanda Skjeveland at in advance. Workshops are also free and are open to the public.

The Hedge Apple was founded in 1999 by Askold Skalsky, former professor of
English and foreign languages, now retired. Typically, the magazine is published once a
year by the students and faculty of Hagerstown Community College and features poetry,
short fiction, and artwork by HCC students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Submissions for the next edition of the Hedge Apple will be accepted until Jan. 31, 2011.