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
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
Hannah L. Desrosiers, Non-Fiction and Multimedia Panelist Okay, I’ve heard a ton about how the fans of Game of Thrones have been waiting forever (since 2011, but really it’s forever) for the next book to come out. Well, to the fans of a lesser-known but even better series who have also been waiting that exact… More Christopher Paolini Comes Out of Hiding
Kelly Rafferty, Poetry Panelist During the summer of second grade, I sheltered earthworms inside a deep puddle I graciously flooded every evening. My love so pure and forgiving I paid little mind to the precise distinction between moist and…drowning. Remarkably, they died. I wept wells of slimy tears and buried them alongside a stone slab… More Eat up. Writing is the New Kale.
Esther Santiago Rodriguez, Fiction Panelist During the last few years, social media seems to have taken over the world, and now it’s taking over the literary world as well. You can find a great piece of poetry scrolling through your social media feed on a daily basis, especially on Instagram. Instagram has become a portal where… More Caption-worthy Poetry
Joseph Frare, Fiction Panel Editor If there is one thing to take away from “Social Media for the Authors: The Toughest Topic to Advise On,” a blog post by Jane Friedman, it’s that social media is the easiest and yet most successful way to advertise your book or your other works of writing; one of its best… More Becoming a Social Writer
Allison Rosaci, Non-fiction and Multimedia Panelist Congratulations on finishing up your writing – whether it be a creative project or a paper for class, that’s a great accomplishment! However, don’t get too caught up in the celebration – it’s always good practice to look over your work before you submit it to your professor or… More Strategies for Editing
Anna Zarra Aldrich, Blog Editor A man sits beside the banks of the Thames, sandwiched between the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern – a literal crossroads of art. Seated in his folding chair, he has a small table set up in front of him. He has a typewriter and a stack… More Dystopias for Hire: Commercialization and Dilution of a Genre