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Stories to Tell at KCR Reading

Published: April 15, 2015 | Category: Special Events

The best of SUU's writers and artists will share their latest work at the annual Kolob Canyon Review Reading, in conjunction with this year's Kolob Canyon Review book launch on Thursday, April 16, in the Sterling Church Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Following the traditional reading of featured writers within the publication, this year's KCR reading marks the first year artists will also present and discuss their work.

The Kolob Canyon Review (KCR) is an SUU student-produced publication featuring the creative work of students, faulty, and staff. The annual literary publication includes creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry, as well as various mediums of visual art and design.

KCR allows students to become more familiar with the publishing process from both the writer's perspective and the editor's. In addition to crafting and preparing their work for submission, students sit on the staff of editors and select the top entries to be published in the KCR each year. To keep the selection process authentic, the submissions are made anonymous before the selection committee. This ensures that all work is selected on merit and, much like real life, is selected on the quality of work alone. A similar process is in place for art submissions and publication design.

While anyone from the SUU community can submit their work for consideration, almost 90 percent of the published work comes from students in the 2015 edition of the Kolob Canyon Review. This is a great opportunity for students. Not only will they now leave SUU with professional published work, they also get to experience presenting their work to a live audience.

Submissions for the 2016 KCR is already open, following an editorial decision to allow year-round submissions for both writing and art. Submission is not limited to art and English majors, and all majors are encouraged to take advantage of a great opportunity to bring their talent and hard work into the public eye.

The April 16th 2015 KCR reading is free and open to all. Copies of the 2015 edition of the KCR will be sold at the event.

Submissions for the 2016 KCR will be open through November 2015.


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