Journal of Writing & Environment

Flyway Fundraising Auction

Every year we hold a fun-filled fundraising auction so that we can keep this journal going strong. It’s boisterous, convivial, and entertaining, and here we share some of the highlights so you can see what we get up to behind the scenes.



Supervising Editor Steve Pett rocks a Flyway hat and gets ready to announce the winner of the raffle. Gary Guthrie, kind donor of the sweet corn for our Sweet Corn Fiction Contest won the grand prize, an iPad Mini!  Good karma comes around!


The crowd browses silent auction items.


The fabulous Nick Brennick amuses the audience with his stand-up comedy.


Former poetry editor, Xavier Cavazos, awards the winner of the poetry slam the golden duck.


Jordan Mayland and the Thermal Detonators rocks out some tunes. The gorgeous woman in the zebra dress? That’s our very own poetry editor, Claire Kruessel!