As classes wind down and students prepare for exams, a team of UFV students is preparing something of their own. On April 6, they’ll be hosting a party to celebrate the release of this year’s edition of Louden Singletree, UFV’s free literature and arts magazine.
“It’s a completely student-run, student-created magazine, with submissions from all over campus,” explained copy editor Julia Dovey. “You don’t have to be an English or art student to submit or be a board member — this is a UFV magazine, and we encourage involvement from all disciplines.” This year’s issue will include 19 pieces from 13 different contributors.
The Louden Singletree launch party, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies, will be a chance to mingle with the team and contributors and hear readings from the newly-published magazine. “Our goals are to give these artists the spotlight they deserve, and basically to introduce the newest edition to UFV in the best possible fashion — a party!” explains Dovey. The party will also include a raffle, entertainment, refreshments, and the official reveal of this year’s Louden Singletree.
“This year has been a valuable learning experience for all of us,” said Dovey, speaking on the creation of the magazine. “It was a challenging year, but it will be incredibly rewarding seeing the final product, and knowing it was worth it. The sheer amount of talent UFV contains is amazing, and we’re grateful that we can shed some light on even a small portion of it.”
The free Louden Singletree launch party will be run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on April 6 in the UFV Centre for Indo-Canadian Studies in U-House.