Image (journal)

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History

Image was established in 1989 by founding editor Gregory Wolfe and is based at Seattle Pacific University. [4] Image was involved with the founding of Seattle Pacific University's Master of Fine Arts degree, which launched in 2005. [5] and is guided by writers such as Scott Cairns, Robert Clark, Gina Ochsner, Mischa Willett, and Lauren Winner. [6]

In 2019, after some restructuring, Image announced a new editorial team including writer and philosophy professor at Calvin College, James K.A. Smith as Editor-in-Chief. [7]

Glen Workshops

The Glen Workshop, begun in 1995 and sponsored by Image, is a week-long summer conference featuring classes taught by professional poets, writers, and visual artists. The Glen is currently held annually at St. John's College in Santa Fé, New Mexico. Each year the workshops center around a specific creative theme such as "Acts of Attention: The Art of Discovery," "The Generations in Our Bones: Art and Tradition," and "Border Crossings: Art and Risk." Workshop classes often include fiction, poetry, memoir, songwriting, photography, and painting, among other options. [8]

Arts and Faith

Image hosts an online forum called Arts and Faith, [9] which facilitates discussion on topics such as film, music, literature, visual art, theater and dance, and television and radio, as well as general faith and life topics. The forum releases Top 100 and Top 25 Film lists each year, both overall and in specific categories such as horror films or films about marriage. Film critics involved in Arts and Faith include Jeffrey Overstreet, Steven Greydanus, Peter T. Chattaway, and Michael Leary of Filmwell.

Denise Levertov Award

Image co-sponsors the annual Levertov Award with the Seattle Pacific University English Department and its MFA Program in Creative Writing. Every spring they present the award to one artist or writer. The award is named for the American poet Denise Levertov. Past recipients include: [10]


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