WMU News

Second edition of undergraduate journal debuts

Sept. 9, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University students will launch the second issue of the University's only undergraduate literary journal with a reading Friday, Sept. 12.

The community is invited to an open reading from The Laureate at 6:30 p.m. in the lounge of the Lee Honors College. Several authors will read from their published works and the audience is also invited to read their favorites from the 2002-03 issue of the journal.

First published during the 2001-02 academic year, The Laureate showcases poetry, artwork and short stories from WMU undergraduates. Some 37 poems and three short stories appear in the 78-page 2002-03 issue, which will be debuted at the reading. Beginning this week, copies of The Laureate are available at a number of locations around campus and at the Lee Honors College.

The journal is sponsored by the Lee Honors College, and Margaret von Steinen, assistant to the coordinator of WMU's creative writing program, serves as advisor. Senior Melissa Matlewski, a special education major and honors college member, served as editor for the 2002-03 edition.

Submissions for the 2003-04 issue of The Laureate are being accepted through Oct. 17. Submission forms and details are available at the honors college.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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