“This year’s issue is full of love, contradictions and myths,” said Raina Johnson ’19, co-editor-in-chief for Harbinger, Stephens’ student-run literary journal.

On April 17, the Harbinger publishing internship course will release the 2019 edition of the journal at a launch party at 6 p.m. at Orr Street Studios.

“Readers will discover a lot about the world reading this issue, and maybe even discover some things about themselves,” said co-editor-in-chief Sara Barfknecht ’19. “Without giving the theme away, I can say the content is vastly abstract while still staying cohesive and understandable.

“For Harbinger 2018: Negative Space, we received quite a bit of creative non-fiction. This year, we have a good mix of fiction and poetry, and good creative nonfiction as well.”

Assistant Professor Kris Somerville, who teaches the Harbinger course, says the Harbinger team works hard to discover great writing and art from the entire student body. This year, for example, School of Design student Stephanie LeBlanc ’19 created the illustration that will appear on the cover.

Even though the name has changed through the years, Stephens has had a literary journal for nearly 100 years. Harbinger has been named Outstanding Literary Journal six times, most recently for the 2018 issue, by Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Read more about that win

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