To mark the 56th anniversary of Seattle University’s literary magazine Fragments, creativity went off with a bang at its launch on Thursday, May 8. At the event, hosted
at Elliot Bay Book Co., the publication released its 2013-2014 edition. The packed event featured readings from eight of this year’s English and Creative Writing contributors, as well as a slideshow of the various designs and artworks from Fine Arts students. Faculty adviser Susan Meyers is incredibly proud of this year’s outcome, and feels that the magazine has become stronger with time. “The overall number of submissions has been quite strong—I believe that is happening for two reasons: (1) students’ interest, and (2) taking submissions online through Submittable,” she said. While the magazine is primarily known as being a fixture among the English department, Creative Writing program, and Fine Arts department, Meyers hopes that Thursday’s event will demonstrate to students how open the publication is for all student creativity, and hopes students from all disciplines will bring their voice to the publication. “The more that kind of thing happens, I think the magazine will have a stronger impact on campus in terms of holding a symbolic space to keep us all aware of the importance of the arts and Seattle University’s impact on the arts, and vice versa,” she said. Both Meyers and current co-Editor-in-Chief Ben Porter send a huge thanks to everyone who supported the publication for this year. An informational session regarding Fragments for the 2014-2015 year will be held in the English department on Friday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Currently in her third year at The Spectator, Grace Stetson is a junior at Seattle University majoring in English and Film Studies and minoring in Spanish. She hopes to use her experience from the paper in the journalism world after college, preferably with a Master's from Medill School of Journalism. Aside from all this writing business, Grace enjoys traveling, chai tea and adorable puppies.