Calliope, the LCC student literary and art journal, recently published their second volume. The journal is online, free, and easy to access. This second volume contains over 60 pages of student work. Calliope is an amazing example of the creativity of LCC students beyond the classroom.
Volume Two is a collection of personal writing, narratives, and poetry; here is a list of just a few entries. Two authors wrote creative non-fiction pieces. “Janna Lapidus: The strongest woman that I know” by Miroslava Yarkova and “Queen of peoples’ hearts” by Liudmyla Germanyuk are insightful pieces about inspirational women.
Karina Syrotiuk’s piece “The strings of my soul” is an exceptionally sweet portrayal of herself as a young violinist.
A literary journal is not just writing; there are also posters and videos! Tetiana Honcharenko and Yeying Dai contributed Learning Trajectory projects from their Language Acquisition class this fall, depicting their friends’ English language learning journeys with delightfully insightful graphics. Veronika Shevchenko contributed a video summarizing her experience as a Study Abroad Student in South Korea through the Center for International Education. The video is accessible through a QR code in the journal and portrays Veronika’s reflections on international friendships through music and voice.
Polina Gracheva, senior English major and Calliope’s Editor in Chief, served as the journal’s dedicated leader; in the fall semester, she earned practicum credits for her work. Polina organized workshops both to inspire creative writing and also to assist her team. She coordinated the overall work of the four editing teams. Her reflective piece in this volume is entitled, “The love triangle: My mother, books and I” is a deeply thoughtful, detailed, and honest account of her childhood.
Together with Polina, 11 more students worked on the journal. The Art and Design team included Khrystyna Moroz and Sofia Ternovyk. Liudmyla Germanyuk, Katsiaryna Piakarskaya, and Karina Syrotiuk reviewed creative non-fiction submissions. The Creative Research team included Jana Ozolina, Mehrdad Rezaie, and nare Akulyan. Lile Kobaliani and Farida Alimi worked with Poetry and Fiction genres. Marketing team included Katsiaryna Piakarskaya, Diana Kimak, and Farida Alimi.
Students from all departments are encouraged to join the editorial, art, and marketing boards and to submit their own literary works and art to the journal.
Read the journal here.
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