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Pierce College’s Student Literary Arts Magazine was released on the Puyallup campus on May 5.
SLAM is a free literary magazine that is distributed to the Puyallup and Ft. Steilacoom campuses.
English professor Corrina Wycoff started off the event with the poem A Poet’s Advice to Students by E.E. Cummings.
Students from Patrick Daugherty’s acting class performed various works from this year’s edition of SLAM including, The Last Fan by Valerie Ettenhofer, The Penny by Makayla Henry, Cuttlefish by Garth Cummings, Grandmother’s Pearl Harbor by Holly Buchanan, Grandmother by Eric Choi and The Diner by Daniel Sobocinski.
Students who won the “best of” awards were announced as well. The winner of the Elizabeth Breen Prose Award was given to Michael Engelhardt for his fiction story Omiki. Eric Choi received the Susan Wallace Poetry Award for his poem Grandma. The Brian Williams Drama Award was given to Ryan Cole for his humorous play, Neighbors. The Cherry Tinker Art Award went to Karly Strobel for her artwork titled Heartbroken. Darcy Cline was awarded the Brian Martin Cover Design Award. Each of the recipients received $100 for their winnings
Strobel attended the SLAM event and was excited to find out that she was the recipient of the Cherry Tinker Art Award.
“It’s pretty awesome to be a paid artist,” she said. “It’s great to get recognized and share my work with everyone.”
The celebration was concluded with Wycoff encouraging students to submit for the next edition of SLAM, which will premiere in spring 2014.
The deadline to submit work for the 2014 issue is June 14. Details can be found at www.pierce.ctc.edu/pubs/slam/submit.
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