The Department Language and Literature will host the Black Tulip, a release party for the student-published literary magazine, the Shinnery Review.
Valerie Kocsis, senior English major from Littleton, Colorado, served as editor in chief of the publication, and Savannah Weeks, senior history major from Canyon Lake was the assistant editor. The event takes place annually to celebrate the writers and artists who are being published in the magazine itself, and it also serves as a time to say farewell to the graduating English majors and minors.
Twenty-eight artists and writers will be featured in the magazine, which will include poetry, paintings, creative non-fiction and photography. The majority of those who usually attend the event are those being published, friends and family of those being published and faculty in the department. However, anyone is welcome to come out for a night of hearing creative literature, Weeks said.
“By coming to listen to some of the work we published, we hope that people will be able to appreciate the talent that we have here at ACU,” Weeks said. “We also hope that people will get inspired and submit their work to the Shinnery Review next year.”
The event will take place at the home of Drs. Jeremy and Kelly Elliott. Weeks said it is a beautiful location out in the country.
The Black Tulip takes place every year near the end of the semester. Those interested in submitting to next year’s edition of the Shinnery Review, can email their original work to firstname.lastname@example.org