Local publishing house Orison Books raises funds for successful launch

Local publishing house Orison Books raises funds for successful launch

Orison Books, “a non-profit literary press focused on the life of the spirit from a broad range of perspectives,” is running an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for its launch.

Xpress covered Orison Books in its Feb. 26 cover story, Pressing Matters:

The senior editor at Asheville Poetry Review and a published writer himself, Luke Hankins is in the early stages of launching his own publishing house, Orison Books. The word “orison” means prayer (Shakespeare used it in Hamlet), and the press will focus on the connection between literary and spiritual writing from a non-ideological perspective. “We intend to publish poetry, fiction and nonfiction,” says Hankins. He’s open to anything of literary value, regardless of genre.

In the IndieGoGo video, Hankins lays out his vision for Orison’s start, which includes publishing “the finest poetry, fiction and non fiction books” in the first year and Vol. 1 of The Orison Anthology in the second year, along with hosting public classes, workshops and symposia.

The campaign runs though Saturday, Sept. 13. Learn more here.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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