… April Fools?

Betty Noe, Poetry Panel Editor  In honor of yet another April Fool’s Day, easily my least favorite holiday on the Gregorian calendar, I’d like to take this time to remember the worst April Fool’s prank I was ever on the receiving end of. Let’s set the scene: I was a junior in high school trying… More … April Fools?

The Top 4 Best and Worst Book-To-Movie Adaptations That Have Graced the Big Screen

Ryan Amato Marketing Coordinator Has this been talked about before, countless times? Yes. Does that change the fact that book-to-movie adaptations are one of the trickiest pieces of art to master? No. Am I still going to throw in my two cents? Absolutely. As an avid reader, there’s nothing more exciting than finding out a movie… More The Top 4 Best and Worst Book-To-Movie Adaptations That Have Graced the Big Screen

Concept Albums: Music’s Place in Storytelling

Brenna Sarantides Social Media Coordinator and Poetry and Translations Panelist Years ago, I started collecting my first vinyl albums. Spinning them on the record player, something clicked deep inside. These albums encompassed stories. They were cohesive units of art that carried me throughout each song. I held each album in my hands, flipping through the… More Concept Albums: Music’s Place in Storytelling

An Interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

    Interview conducted by Anna Zarra Aldrich, Blog Editor   Award-winning poet, NEA poetry fellow, and Orion magazine poetry editor Aimee Nezhukumatathil visited the University of Connecticut last month  to give a reading of her work. Nezhukumatathil is a renowned nature writer who has published four full collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in literary magazines including  Best… More An Interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Evolving Art: What Writers Can Learn from Quentin Tarantino About Timeless Cinematic Creations

Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager As a self proclaimed movie buff, there’s a good chance that I’ll always be able to passionately participate in a conversation about any film under the sun. That being said, I of course have my favorites – and with favorite movies come favorite directors. To me, there is… More Evolving Art: What Writers Can Learn from Quentin Tarantino About Timeless Cinematic Creations