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?
Isabella Baldoni, Fundraising Co-Manager and Fiction and Drama Panelist There is one question that plagues English majors, writers, or anyone who displays even a spark of creative proclivity, one question that berates them at every family gathering, reunion with old friends, or encounter with a STEM major. How are you going to get a job… More Careers for Creatives: Copywriting
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
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
Kate Luongo, Fiction Panelist Mark Twain once said, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Last summer, as a birthday gift from my mother, I received the opportunity to write in Mark Twain’s Library… More Writing in Mark Twain’s Library
Hannah L. Desrosiers Nonfiction and Multimedia Panel and Web Designer It was hard enough finding time to do the things I loved in high school, when I was in school from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., then back from 4 to 6 p.m. for cheerleading practices, five days a week. Somehow, though, in between AP… More How to Make Writing a Priority in College
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
Christine Byrne Poetry and Translations Panelist Wondering if you have what it takes? Eager to dip a toe into the blue lagoons of classic literature but still traumatized from high school English? Want to make millions!? (of words paper)? Well… Welcome to the VERY FIRST makeshift Buzzfeed-quiz-game… More Who Wants to be an ENGLISH MAJOR?
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
Lilia Shen Managing Editor The young adult genre is currently one of the most thriving genres, with hugely successful authors like JK Rowling, Rick Riordan, Leigh Bardugo, Maggie Stiefvater, Marie Lu, and more. Elizabeth Tammi is both a new and old name in the YA world—she got her start in YA literature running her popular… More An Interview with Elizabeth Tammi