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Harbinger Night allows student writers to read works

April 28, 2015

English/Creative Writing students had a chance to showcase their works Friday at the annual Harbinger Night.

The event serves as the official launch of Harbinger, Stephens’ award-winning literary journal. This year, the issue, “Do It Yourself,” has a punk theme based on the “grrrl” movement of the 1990s.

Maya Alpert opened by reading an excerpt from her piece, “Write What You Know, Or Don’t,” a short fiction inspired by the notion that one must be an expert on a subject before writing about it.

Alpert shared the “Pittman Prize for Fiction,” with Jamie Warren, whose short story, “Karaoke Night,” is about transgender issues.

Emily Cross received the Pittman Prize for Non-Fiction for her story, “Old Wounds,” about her grandfather’s war scar—a scar as emotional as it is physical. And Rachel Cooper won the prize for Poetry for her poem, “Jazz,” comparing the music genre to rainfall.

Issues of Harbinger can be purchased online here.

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