by Public Relations Staff
The event is free and open to the public and will include food and live music. The Cedarville Review is a literary journal comprised of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and photography submitted by undergraduate students. During the party, students will read selected works from the journal.
First published in 1996, the journal has been published on and off over the last two decades, but Andrew Graff, M.F.A., assistant professor of English, hopes to make the Cedarville Review an annual publication.
“We want to make the Cedarville Review an annual publication to help strengthen the arts scene on campus,” said Graff. “The launch party will help us celebrate the amazing talents of our students and will give the campus community the chance to interact with the authors.”
In order to ensure that the Cedarville Review is published each year at the highest quality, Graff designed LIT-4490 – Literary Journal, a class dedicated to editing and publishing the journal. The class allows students to engage in all facets of editing and publishing, with the Cedarville Review being the capstone project for the course.
While Graff serves as the journal’s faculty adviser, the Cedarville Review’s editorial team is comprised of students. This year’s student editors are Victoria Krus, a senior from Independence, Ohio; David Grandouiller, a junior from Jamestown, Ohio; and Racheal Tague, a senior from Plainfield, Indiana.
“Our team worked dogged on this project. We can’t wait to share our hard work along with all the writers’ thoughts,” said Grandouiller. “We're really excited to showcase the creativity of Cedarville University students. We're hoping that the Cedarville Review will encourage more writers and artists to share their work with the community.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.