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Benefit reading & silent auction highlights

April 3, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended our Benefit Reading & Silent Auction in support of The Southern Quill's 2018 publication! We had a lot of fun raising money and listening to our wonderful readers Markay Brown and Taylor Jenkins Reid; and a shout out to the band NVM, who also entertained us during the night.


You can find out more about our guest readers and band on their websites: 


Markay Brown, poet and President of Redrock Writers, a chapter of the Utah Poetry Society: http://markaybrown.com


Taylor Jenkins Reid, award-winning novelist and TV writer: http://www.taylorjenkinsreid.com


NVM, upcoming local St. George band: http://www.nvmstgeorge.bandcamp.com


We on The Southern Quill staff want to thank, once again, the generous businesses and individuals who contributed to our auction including: 


Abe McCowan • Advance Commercial Capital • Alethea Humphrey • Amanda Birkle • Amanda Olsen • Ami Comeford • Apple Annie’s • Benja’s Thai & Sushi • Bishop’s Grill • Black Bear Diner • Brian Head Resort • Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta • Burger Theory • Casablanca Hotel & Golf Course • D. U. B. S. BBQ • Dairy Queen • Dave’s Bernina • Del Parson • Denny’s • Discount Mattress • Dixie State University’s Men’s Baseball Team • Erin Lesnansky • Even Stevens: A Sandwich Shop • Falcon Ridge Golf Course • Fabulous Freddy’s Car Wash • Firehouse Subs • Five Guys • Fred Joselin • Freddy’s Ink: Tattoo & Piercing Studio • George’s Ski Shop • Gentry’s Music & Art • Glen Blakely • Grand Lodge • Harmon’s Grocery • Heather Sprouse • Holiday Inn • Hoyt Archery • Karen Chardoul • Lunatic Fringe Hair Salon • M & S Turquoise • Mary Crance • Mattress Firm • Meg Sherbesman-Bohls • Melinda Clove • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt • Michelle Kurtz • One80 • On Stage Dance Studio • PAWSitively Unique BoutiqueThrift Store • Perfectly Posh • Perks! Espresso & Smoothies • PetSmart • Phil Ertel •Ramada Hotel • Richard Featherstone • Shane Christensen • SkyWest Airlines • Sook Jai Thai • Sports Clips Haircuts • St. George Day Spa • Starbucks • Stephen Armstrong • Tahina Wurston & Family • Thunder Mountain Motorsports • Twisted Noodle • Yogurtland



Pictures left to right, top to bottom: 

1. Fiction Assistant Editor Matt Mosca welcoming those coming in 2. Some of the items generously donated by local businesses and individuals 3. More donated items 4. Russell C. Feller, Alumni Association President at DSU 5. Dr. Stephen Armstrong and Fiction Editor Graham Bany with members of the band NVM 6. Audience listening to NVM 7. Fiction Assistant Editor Matt Mosca, Young Writers Editor Jim Lupher, and Visual Arts Editor Madi Geilmann 8. The Southern Quill faculty advisor and Assistant Professor of English Dr. Cindy King 9. Dr. Stephen Armstrong conversing with a DSU student 10. Dr. Cindy King 11. Dr. Stephen Armstrong 12. Rachel Seegmiller, The Southern Quill Managing Editor 13. Audience members 14. More audience members 15. Samantha West, Schneiter Scholarship Winner and Humanities Ambassador 16. Poet Markay Brown 17. Audience listening to Markay Brown's reading 18. Novelist Taylor Jenkins Reid 19. Taylor Jenkins Reid 20. Audience listening to Taylor Jenkins Reid describe her story and process of writing


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