Student-Run Literary Journal to Host 2021 Launch Event

Published: April 07, 2021 | Author: Savannah Byers | Read Time: 2 minutes

Kolob Canyon ReviewThe Kolob Canyon Review, Southern Utah University’s student-run literary journal, will be hosting its annual reading and launch event on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA).

“It’s exciting to celebrate the work we have spent two semesters waiting to see in print,” said Cassidy Wallace, Editor-in-Chief and senior English major.

Publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art, the Kolob Canyon Review is run in a dual effort by the SUU’s English and Art departments. Students from the English Department select and edit pieces for the journal, submitted by students, faculty, staff, and alumni, then art students design and create the physical journal.

Like the SUU Writing Center, Kolob Canyon Review is a class that students can register to complete for college credit over the course of two semesters. The English and art classes are facilitated by industry professionals and professors Nathaniel Taggart and Brock Landrum.

"An exceptional group of students has been working hard on this project since September,” said Taggart. “Working alongside them has been an honor, and it's a thrill to present and promote such impressive creative writing and visual art made by SUU students."

Everyone is invited to attend this free event. Students and staff featured in the journal will be able to read their work if they choose, and 2021 editions will be available for purchase at the event and afterward at the SUU Bookstore.

“The students have assembled a wonderful volume of Kolob Canyon Review,” said Landrum. “It’s been a joy to watch them work together to guide the direction of this issue. We look forward to celebrating the culmination of their work."

The Kolob Canyon Review began as “Tailwind'' in the 1980s, then “The Paunsagunt Review'' until 1996. This student-managed project has sent several SUU students on the paths to professions of publishing and writing. Learn more about the Kolob Canyon Review.

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