Ewa, Shannen, Courtney, Devin, and Jackie before today’s meeting! 

We’re making our way to a second issue! 

  -  27 February 2012

Name: Courtney Pike 
Status: Senior 
Major: Public Health 
What I like to write: I like creative writing and I enjoy writing poetry as well as writing songs. 
Favorite color: Red
What I think poetry is about: I feel poetry is about being honest and true and putting some of your deepest thoughts on paper. I feel some of the words you cannot say, can be written. 
Where I find my inspiration: I find my inspiration just by simply taking in my surroundings from day to day. Whether it be a walk around campus, or spending time with my friends and family, the inspiration I receive comes from the people and places I surround myself with.
Name: Courtney Pike 
Status: Senior 
Major: Public Health 
What I like to write: I like creative writing and I enjoy writing poetry as well as writing songs. 
Favorite color: Red
What I think poetry is about: I feel poetry is about being honest and true and putting some of your deepest thoughts on paper. I feel some of the words you cannot say, can be written. 
Where I find my inspiration: I find my inspiration just by simply taking in my surroundings from day to day. Whether it be a walk around campus, or spending time with my friends and family, the inspiration I receive comes from the people and places I surround myself with.

Lady Shockbox is just her pen name. Her real name is Meghan Burrows, and she first started telling stories when she was in first grade. This happened shortly after she had a nightmare with an ending that didn’t satisfy her, so after retelling her revamped version of her dream to her friends over and over again, she got the wild notion that storytelling was fun. It wasn’t until she finally learned how to write that everything went sort of went downhill. What started out as a dumb little hobby exploded into an obsession. Cut ahead twelve years later, Meghan has written dozens of short stories, a novella, and even somehow managed to wedge a full blown novel into the mix, too. Publication is pending, but she’s getting there.

 
Meghan is currently a freshman and aspiring creative writing major attending Colby-Sawyer College. Her preferred genres of choice are horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and full blown angst. A little romance and drama here and there is okay, but too much of it is painful for her to read, especially if it’s mindless sap and just plain written badly. On a less related note, her favorite color is rainbows, her car is secretly a giant alien robot with a temper, and she has a deep love and fondness for all things related to guinea pigs, zombies, robots, video games, and creepypasta. She is also an enthusiastic video editor who frequents YouTube, as well as lurks around on the internet trolling for kicks.
Lady Shockbox is just her pen name. Her real name is Meghan Burrows, and she first started telling stories when she was in first grade. This happened shortly after she had a nightmare with an ending that didn’t satisfy her, so after retelling her revamped version of her dream to her friends over and over again, she got the wild notion that storytelling was fun. It wasn’t until she finally learned how to write that everything went sort of went downhill. What started out as a dumb little hobby exploded into an obsession. Cut ahead twelve years later, Meghan has written dozens of short stories, a novella, and even somehow managed to wedge a full blown novel into the mix, too. Publication is pending, but she’s getting there.
 
Meghan is currently a freshman and aspiring creative writing major attending Colby-Sawyer College. Her preferred genres of choice are horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and full blown angst. A little romance and drama here and there is okay, but too much of it is painful for her to read, especially if it’s mindless sap and just plain written badly. On a less related note, her favorite color is rainbows, her car is secretly a giant alien robot with a temper, and she has a deep love and fondness for all things related to guinea pigs, zombies, robots, video games, and creepypasta. She is also an enthusiastic video editor who frequents YouTube, as well as lurks around on the internet trolling for kicks.

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I’m Aaron Records, a fervent writer and reader, and a first-year at Colby-Sawyer College. I was born in Bangor, Maine and moved once to New Hampshire before settling down in Porter, Maine. Writing and reading has been a constant in my life and I am now an editor for the CSC literary magazine. I have written about five short stories and over thirty poems, as well as several pages in a novel on my own. I continue to write and read every day.

I’m Aaron Records, a fervent writer and reader, and a first-year at Colby-Sawyer College. I was born in Bangor, Maine and moved once to New Hampshire before settling down in Porter, Maine. Writing and reading has been a constant in my life and I am now an editor for the CSC literary magazine. I have written about five short stories and over thirty poems, as well as several pages in a novel on my own. I continue to write and read every day.


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Shannen Hartmann is an editor for Solidus, Colby-Sawyer’s Literary Magazine. Currently a sophomore, she enjoys writing poetry and short stories in her free time. Shannen is a Creative Writing Major with a Minor in Writing for Publication. In the past, Shannen has also participated in the Community Service Club on campus as well as Word Order. She also works as a librarian at Windy Hill School at Colby-Sawyer College.

Shannen Hartmann is an editor for Solidus, Colby-Sawyer’s Literary Magazine. Currently a sophomore, she enjoys writing poetry and short stories in her free time. Shannen is a Creative Writing Major with a Minor in Writing for Publication. In the past, Shannen has also participated in the Community Service Club on campus as well as Word Order. She also works as a librarian at Windy Hill School at Colby-Sawyer College.


Devin Wilkie is a Third-Year English Major at Colby-Sawyer College with a minor in philosophy, Alpha Chi honors recognition, and an intent to pursue publishing professionally. Devin has an insatiable appetite for linguistics and literary theory which guides his education. He has worked with Solidus since its inception, as well as with a number of different initiatives to promote language study and practice on campus.

Devin Wilkie is a Third-Year English Major at Colby-Sawyer College with a minor in philosophy, Alpha Chi honors recognition, and an intent to pursue publishing professionally. Devin has an insatiable appetite for linguistics and literary theory which guides his education. He has worked with Solidus since its inception, as well as with a number of different initiatives to promote language study and practice on campus.


Ewa Chrusciel won the 2009 Emergency Press International Book Contest forStrata, her first book published in English.  Prior to Strata, she released two books in Poland—Furkot and Sopilki.  Chrusciel’s poems and translations have appeared in many books and magazines in Poland, England, Italy, and the United States, including The Boston Review, The Colorado Review, and Aufgabe.  She is a professor of humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.

Ewa Chrusciel won the 2009 Emergency Press International Book Contest forStrata, her first book published in English.  Prior to Strata, she released two books in Poland—Furkot and Sopilki.  Chrusciel’s poems and translations have appeared in many books and magazines in Poland, England, Italy, and the United States, including The Boston Review, The Colorado Review, and Aufgabe.  She is a professor of humanities at Colby-Sawyer College.


Jacqueline Susmann is currently a Sophomore Creative Writing major at Colby-Sawyer College. In May Jackie volunteers as a mentor to young poets and aspiring writers at Champlain College’s Young Writers conference. Jackie actually has her own poetry blog, and is an editor at Solidus.

Jacqueline Susmann is currently a Sophomore Creative Writing major at Colby-Sawyer College. In May Jackie volunteers as a mentor to young poets and aspiring writers at Champlain College’s Young Writers conference. Jackie actually has her own poetry blog, and is an editor at Solidus.