Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

By Brenna Sarantides The day that UConn closed campus and moved to online classes, I told myself I would have a lot to show for all my free time. I’d read a few books a week. I’d finally start writing the novel I’ve been story-boarding. I’d finish a large canvas painting as a housewarming gift… More Art Prevails in Quarantine, Even in the Smallest Acts

Lessons from the Kitchen That Will Make You A Better Writer

As you have probably gleaned from the title, I like to cook. I am no Food Network star or Carla Music from Bon Appetit, but I do truly love to cook. As an amateur cook teaching himself as much as possible with any scrap of free time, I have come across a couple cooking principles… More Lessons from the Kitchen That Will Make You A Better Writer

Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories

Sometimes to see, you need to listen first. For almost all of the projects I would create before 2016, I ran into a wall over and over again: For some reason, I couldn’t visualize anything about my stories the way I needed to. It wasn’t because I didn’t have a vivid imagination or that my… More Writing With Sound: Making playlists for your stories

“The things that hold you back can often help you”: An Interview with Poet Allison Joseph, By Taylor Caron (2017)

It’s been said that expectations are best kept low when meeting a brilliant writer. This advice makes sense when one considers that a writer is presenting their best, most polished self on the page. The real thing should inevitably yield disappointing. I feel privileged in being able to verify that this is not the case… More “The things that hold you back can often help you”: An Interview with Poet Allison Joseph, By Taylor Caron (2017)