Student writing is the focus of a brand new media outlet, The Evergreen State College Press, which celebrates its launch on November 13.
Student authors will read from their essays, which highlight the diversity of experience among the student population, ranging from school support for autistic youth to the lives of West Coast wild mushroom pickers. These essays and more make up the press’s first release, Writing American Cultures: Studies of Identity, Community, and Peace.
“This book is a tool for active citizenship,” said faculty member and editor Sam Schrager. “It attunes us to other’s lives.”
The goal of the press is to be a long-term medium for the publication of student writing, highlighting the depth and breadth of written academic and narrative work at the college. Faculty will continually collaborate with the press’s editorial board to generate creative, scholarly projects to showcase student writing.
“Each year, the press will seek to publish a small number of volumes to make visible the vitality and innovation of student work at Evergreen,” said Provost Michael Zimmerman, who also serves as the college’s vice president of academic affairs. The launch readings and reception will take place from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Library Underground at The Evergreen State College. The event will also be live streamed at evergreen.edu/streams/ .