Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Katie Redefer - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Read It and Weep: Writing fan fiction shaped my adolescence

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
January 29, 2019

At 12 years old, I spent most school nights in my room writing new tensions, romances, and plot twists for my Harry Potter fanfiction that I shared with fellow Hogwarts fans online. My years as a teenage...

Katie Redefer - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Read It and Weep: How Milk and Honey rebranded poetry

By Katie Redefer, Staff Writer
December 6, 2018

The resurgence of poetry seemed to happen all at once. A few years ago, I could only find poetry in classroom settings or in small online communities like Tumblr and Wattpad. However, within the past year...

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