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Tessa Mellas, Thurs 11/14

This week, the Laurentian is thrilled to host a SLU alumna, Tessa Mellas ’01. She is the recipient of the 2013 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her book Lungs Full of Noise, and she will be reading Thursday November 14th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Dean Eaton Formal Lounge. Students will get to hear a selection […]

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Comradery of the arts

“Rubber magnets… Highlights magazines with some doctor’s name on them… The snug saltbox houses at the end of the street that he loved so much… Charlotte’s web… Nobody said boo and we walked inside… Selling his record collection for a dollar a piece.” Jessica Hendry Nelson was today’s speaker for the first “Young Artist Series” […]

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The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The story of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen is still enjoyed by today’s audiences, but never quite like this. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a web series done in video-blog format that follows Lizzie, a modern version of Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet, as she navigates her way through life, love, and hardship. Produced and edited […]

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The Price of Admission

I write. I write for classes. I write for me. Or at least I used to. Recently I haven’t been able to do it–to produce what I want, to say things the way I used to be able to. I’ve been stuck for awhile, and I’m not quite sure why. Perhaps it’s because I used to […]

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The American Shakespeare Company!

This past weekend the American Shakespeare Company visited our lovely campus. If you missed them, shame on you, unless you had a perfectly good reason like homework or something. I had the chance of meeting some of the players last week. They’re all very nice people, very friendly as well. I unfortunately only had time […]

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The Return of Serialized Fiction

Starting this past September, Amazon began releasing new items called Kindle Serials. Instead of buying the whole book at once, the consumer buys the book a portion at a time. With a tagline like “Great reads, one episode at a time” it is hard to ignore the advertising angle of making the action of reading seem […]

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Praise “Poetry For Peace”

Today marked the last “Poetry for Peace” of the semester and, as Dr. Marina Llorente said, there was a full house!  With the light rain outside, this week’s trend, it was the perfect afternoon to escape the cloudy day blues and gather in Herring-Cole for some poetry.  The room, as always, was filled with welcoming […]

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Boo!

Are You Afraid of the Dark? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jitg-3xbmKU I remember watching watching Nickelodeon’s “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, with my older sister, among other old television shows and movies.  Halloweentown anyone?  That’s really all I will watch as far as horror goes, if you’d even call it that, because my “spook tolerance” is pretty low.  […]

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Country Club Croquet

Lately I’ve been reading a book of ‘flash fiction’, and I decided to give it a try. I’m not really sure what the flash fiction rules are, if any, but I wrote this at breakfast this morning when I woke up and realized I hadn’t yet contributed to the website. It seems like there’s been […]

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The Recall

The Recall by Stephen Moore ’10 Jim looks down at his breakfast:  a cup of coffee, toast, two eggs sunny side up, and two slices of ham. “Honey, these eggs sure are beautiful,” he calls out affectionately as he pokes the exposed yolk with his fork, spilling green goo onto his plate. “I’ll tell you, […]

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