Quirk showcases contributors’ works

By Miriam Thomas


The English Department’s Editing and Publishing class released the 2015 edition of Quirk on Monday, April 13, and showcased some of the poetry, prose and visual art.

To kick off the release, Dr. Joshua Robbins, the assistant professor teaching the class, shared the work of the class at a release party in the Special Collections Room on the second floor of J.E. and L.E. Mabee Library.

The party ended with a raffle drawing to raise money to fund the cost of printing and production of next year’s Quirk. Refreshments were also provided to those who came to the event.

Destinee Flores, a member of Quirk’s student editorial board, said, “We had a great (number of) submissions this year. It was great to see talented students’ work, both in writing and in visual arts.”

Flores, along with other members on the board, encouraged students to submit their poetry, prose and photography since Quirk allows them to showcase their work. The pieces entered go through a blind submission panel that decides which type of work gets accepted, so there is no biased judging.

“The reading was really successful and the turnout was great as well,” said Flores, a senior communication arts major concentrating in journalism. “Because of the reading, the students were able to talk about their piece.”

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