The F-Word

Cassandra Quayson, Guest Blogger Think back to the best book you’ve ever read. You know—that book. The one you literally couldn’t put down. You were so invested in the characters, the plot, the climax. Or maybe it’s not just one book. Maybe it’s a series. Or even a movie, or TV show, or a live… More The F-Word

Audible’s Reading Achievements Can Encourage Readers

  Joseph Frare, Fiction Panel Editor  Have you ever played a video game, such as Call of Duty, Halo, or even Fortnight, and after you’ve conquered a specific base, taken down a difficult enemy, or perhaps merely decided to open up the single player campaign mode, a small notification pops up on your  screen stating… More Audible’s Reading Achievements Can Encourage Readers

… 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