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The book cover of “I Am My Beloveds.”

WLP professor Jon Papernick’s newest novel set to release January 2022

By Rachel Hackam
October 7, 2021

A new novel by writing, literature, and publishing professor Jon Papernick follows a married couple as they navigate their polyamorous relationship and Jewish customs, and is set to be released early next...

Kelsey Day Marlett

Senior Kelsey Day Marlett works with her literary hero, Toni Bee on poetry workshop that brings people together

By Campbell Parish
April 15, 2021

Kelsey Day Marlett, a senior creative writing major, went from publishing her first book at 11 years old to co-teaching a poetry workshop, Visible and Visibility, with one of her literary heroes, Toni...

Wack Magazine accepts and publishes all media of art online with sections for writing, visual art, and audio.

Sophomores found Wack Magazine as creative outlet for all media

By Grace Rispoli
December 19, 2019

In September, sophomores Kate Cunningham and Hanna Marchesseault sat in a coffee shop and started to create an online magazine after hatching the idea their freshman year.  Cunningham told Marchesseault...

Juniors Emilie Krone (left) and Liza Rogulina (right) started their own zine over winter break. Thomas Bloxham / Beacon Correspondent

Juniors feature creative artwork in self-produced zine

By Juliet Norman, Opinion Editor
April 11, 2019

Juniors Emilie Krone and Liza Rogulina toyed with the idea of producing their own publication since meeting freshman year during an Introduction to College Writing class. The pair sat on the idea for...

While literature is a vital aspect of the major, this number of required courses is excessive for those who gravitate toward the publishing or writing side of the spectrum. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: there’s more than the ‘L’ in WLP

By Erin Wood
January 23, 2019

I chose Emerson because the writing, literature and publishing major offers a diverse curriculum with a focus on a variety of careers in the literary world. It felt like the perfect major for me—the...

Charlesgate Confidential will be released on Sept. 18. Photo courtesy of Scott Von Doviak.

Beacon alum draws up art heist mystery

By Ally Rzesa
April 4, 2018

On March 17, 1990, art thieves slashed 13 paintings from the walls of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Although the paintings were never recovered, Scott Von Doviak ‘89 wrote a novel about a...

Two of Andrew Siañez-De La O’s plays are being workshopped through fellowships on each coast. Photo: Zivah Solomon / Beacon Correspondent

Alum develops plays through coastal fellowships

By Annika Hom
February 15, 2018

Andrew Siañez-De La O ‘17 saw patriotism and Hispanic culture blend while growing up next to an immigration fort. His experiences in El Paso, Texas, inspired two of his plays that are debuting on opposite...

First is the worst

By Laura King
February 8, 2018

There is nothing more refreshing than spending long hours hunched over a keyboard or a pad of paper to pry an idea out of the recesses of your mind and translate it into beautiful and carefully crafted...

Owen Elphick is the youngest writer to be published in The Hartford Courants Poets Corner. Photo: Cassandra Martinez/ Beacon Staff

Owen Elphick pens way into Poet’s Corner

By Stephanie Shih
February 1, 2018

The largest daily newspaper in Connecticut recently published eight of Owen Elphick’s poems in its monthly Poet’s Corner column, making the sophomore writing, literature, and publishing major the...

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