Trouble Writing? Scrivener Is The Only Tool You’ll Need

Ryan Amato, Marketing Coordinator  Any writer knows that the actual process of writing can be extremely tedious and hard to keep organized. If you’re anything like I was, you’ll have hundreds of notes stored on your computer in various Microsoft Word documents, notebooks overflowing with fleeting ideas, and no possible way to keep any of… More Trouble Writing? Scrivener Is The Only Tool You’ll Need

Black and White Revival: How The Golden Age of Hollywood Resurrected the Writer in Me

Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager In high school, I took  Creative Writing 1, 2, 3, and 4. My teens years became a whirlwind of fiction, as I had what seemed like endless time to become immersed in the worlds I was creating on paper. College, in general, takes some getting used to, but… More Black and White Revival: How The Golden Age of Hollywood Resurrected the Writer in Me

The Marie Kondo Method for Writers

Kate Luongo Community Engagement Coordinator Ever since watching the new Netflix show, “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” I have become somewhat obsessed with seeking order. Perhaps only because of her meditative tongue, I have found peace within the realm of tidiness. Kondo’s method consists of six steps: Commit yourself to tidying up Imagine your ideal… More The Marie Kondo Method for Writers

The Princess Diarist: Carrie Fisher’s Writing Career

Brenna Sarantides, Social Media Coordinator When you hear Carrie Fisher’s name, you may think of her iconic look with two giant, dark buns of hair bookending her cheeks. Or you may think of her in the metal bikini that she so vocally despised. You may even mourn her tragic passing that occurred just over two… More The Princess Diarist: Carrie Fisher’s Writing Career

An Interview with Poet Trista Mateer

Lauren Ablondi Olivo, Interviews Editor Spilled ink. It’s a term that’s been popularized within the last few years, especially on social media sites such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Writers, especially poets, have taken to the internet to “spill” their work with the world, rather than going through more mainstream channels of publishing. For many,… More An Interview with Poet Trista Mateer

Where Fiction Meets Life: A Trip to the Breakers

Lilia Shen, Managing Editor  If I’m remembering correctly, the Vanderbilts called it the “Breakers” because when you stand on the balcony, looking over the cliff the mansion is nestled on, you can hear the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the stone walls in the distance. The sound is reminiscent of glass shattering into… More Where Fiction Meets Life: A Trip to the Breakers

From a Graduate’s Perspective

Christine Byrne Poetry and Translations Panelist Last night I dreamt I was Benjamin Braddock two years after The Graduate. And this is how it went: So Elaine left me. Happy Valentine’s Day! It was basically inevitable—the whole dating your ex-lover’s-daughter situation ending explosively. She always kind of hated me anyway…constantly asking what I really thought of… More From a Graduate’s Perspective

The Downfall of Being Inspired by TV Authors: Why Carrie Bradshaw is a Really Bad Writer

Bailey Shea Non-fiction and Multimedia Panel Editor, Arts Liason  As a wannabe writer, the idea of seeing my potential future on TV is comforting. After realizing the entirety of Sex and the City was available on Amazon Prime, I was excited by the opportunity to watch the unedited series. During my first binge of the… More The Downfall of Being Inspired by TV Authors: Why Carrie Bradshaw is a Really Bad Writer