Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

by Madeline Elier Reading is fundamental to the human experience. It gives us a space to learn about the world and begin to process how to exist and interact with others as social beings. Growing up, I read books like Charlotte’s Web, Alice in Wonderland, and Madeline, all of which portrayed a lifestyle that was … Continue reading Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory: A Tool for Detail

by Renee Seledotis Ernest Hemingway’s “Iceberg Theory” states that the deeper meaning of a story should shine through implicitly. Like an iceberg, the surface of the story, what is revealed to the reader, should be barely anything compared to what lies beneath. The more the author knows about the story, the fuller and richer it … Continue reading Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory: A Tool for Detail

Creating Art from the Ugly: Finding Motivation to Write in Quarantine

by Caitlyn Ulery When we were first asked to quarantine ourselves back in March, I believed it was a blessing. With my classes and my job moving fully online, surely I would have infinite free time to devote to writing! I had grand intentions of writing daily, of creating at least one noteworthy poem a … Continue reading Creating Art from the Ugly: Finding Motivation to Write in Quarantine