Last night, Thursday, April 4, the Trinity Review hosted a pre-release party and open mic night to celebrate the release of this yearâ€™s Review. Â In addition, the Anonymous Writerâ€™s Society hosted a competition for creative comedy or satire writing in celebration of April Foolsâ€™ day.
The release party, held in the Skyline Room, was the first chance for students and now-published authors to get a copy of the Review. Â With food and a cash bar, the party was a â€œgreat way for those published [in the Review] to share their work,â€ said senior Mallory Conder, co-editor of the Review this year.
The Trinity Review is now available to all students in the English department, Coates University Center or Coates Library.
â€œIf you like literature and reading, [the Review] is a free student publication for great student work,â€ said senior Elisa Reyna, co-editor.
The comedy, satire or plot twist writing contest put on by the Anonymous Writerâ€™s Society was a success, and helped the group to gain notoriety on campus and not be quite as â€œanonymous.â€ Â The society meets Mondays at 8 p.m. in Northrup 332, near the English department. Â The meetings are a place for writers to get feedback on their compositions.
â€œIf youâ€™ve written anythingâ€”prose, poetry, haikus, etc.â€”you can come to read it and get critiques or thoughts, or just listen to other authorâ€™s pieces,â€ said Devon Powers, society member.
Shy members of this club can be â€œanonymousâ€ if they send in their compositions to be read by another member, and they will still receive feedback without revealing their identity.
â€œI like learning how to give constructive criticism and how to get it. Â You can write something and not know what to do with it and other members will give you their thoughts and critiques and itâ€™s really helpful,â€ said Christine Gurley, a first year biology major.
This club can be a great outlet for writers from any major to get both feedback and ideas.
â€œPart of the novelty is you hear things you wouldnâ€™t think to write or read,â€ Powers said. Â â€œThere is also no limitation on the club and members donâ€™t have to be English majorsâ€¦Iâ€™m an engineering major and I donâ€™t write often enough, but I like it.â€
â€œWeâ€™re a unique group of people and we have a lot of fun at our meetings,â€ Gurley said. Â â€œTalk to us at the Student Involvement Fair next fall, and you can even have a say in when we meet.â€
If youâ€™re interested in reading or writing, pick up your copy of the Trinity Review or attend a meeting of the Anonymous Writerâ€™s Society this spring.