Under the direction of professors Mimi Reddicliffe, Becky Kennedy, and Margo Lemieux, students are collecting student, faculty, alumni, and Lasell Village work for the new publication “The Compendium.” The purpose of “The Compendium” is to showcase creative work by the Lasell community. Submissions will include short fiction, poetry, non-fiction, essays, and visual art. Students working on the arts journal include Laura Justice, Doug Gardner, Dan Fox, Jessica Bouchard, James McDonough, Kayli Hertel, and Gaby Povolotski.
“We’ve had literary magazines in the past, but they’ve sort of come and gone with student interest,” said Reddicliffe. “But now we have a very interested group, so it’s coming back.”
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but I didn’t know how to bring it up to the school,” said Justice. Professor Kennedy reached out to the group to see if they had interest; they all are excited about “The Compendium.”
“It’s a good way to express writing skills and to show off the students’ talents,” said McDonough.
“I think it’s a lot of fun,” said Justice. “I haven’t had a chance to talk about writing until this semester.”
The Compendium is expected to have 80 pages printed in black and white. Each person is limited to a total of six pages when submitting. People can combine submission formats as well. Submissions should include titles for the works, author’s name, and contact information. Work can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to the library or to Professor Reddicliffe’s office in the Putnam Faculty Center. Deadline for submitting is February 14, 2014.
For more information, contact Laura Justice at LJustice@lasell.edu or Doug Gardner at DGardner@lasell.edu.