I don't really discuss it much, but I'm the layout/art editor for Rewrites (our college's literary magazine). It's really exciting to be involved in something outside just going to class, and it provides a great opportunity to network with people outside of my usual circles.
I think, for the most part, that we're probably the most "with it" kids on campus but then again, I've never really been very humble.
Take, for example, our most recent project; a zine composed of six word memoirs (inspired by the folks at Smith Magazine). There's a great collection at NPR for those of you who may need a little clarification on the genre, but a six word memoir is just what it sounds like; a very poignant life story told in only six words. Edgy, right?
I was asked to prepare my own six word memoir and to take a picture of it for the cover. "I hope that she is proud" is both a straightforward and passive aggressive message concerning two very influential women in my life. I probably shouldn't explain it, actually. A professor once told me that I should never explain my work, for fear of soiling someone else's interpretation. But, whatever...
While my message is blatant and you've already seen it, there's are tons more inside of Issue #3 of "8 1/2 X 11" that are just perfect.
I just checked, and I have 5 stamps on the refrigerator so:
The first five people to comment will receive a copy of our zine!!!!
Be sure to leave an e-mail address and your name in the comments.
I wish I could send all of you one, but the post office is really out of the way and stamps aren't cheap!
Just for fun, let's see who can come up with the best six word memoir in the comments, and I'll send them a zine and a last year's copy of "Rewrites"!!!!
I look forward to reading a ton of memoirs!