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Intern Life

by Steph Jurusz

As I mentioned in a prior post, I’ve begun a new endeavor: working as an intern with 826CHI. After spending two years working in academia, I’ve ventured beyond the walls …

Intern Life

As I mentioned in a prior post, I’ve begun a new endeavor: working as an intern with 826CHI. After spending two years working in academia, I’ve ventured beyond the walls …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Steph Jurusz, stephanie.jurusz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Getting Settled

by Josh Young

[flickr id=”9142290895″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] Me and the fam have settled into Wicker Park. We love the new neighborhood and feel at home. The job is moving along …

Getting Settled

[flickr id=”9142290895″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] Me and the fam have settled into Wicker Park. We love the new neighborhood and feel at home. The job is moving along …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Moving is the worst

by Josh Young

[flickr id=”9032609231″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of looking for places to live, working, hanging out with friends, submitting, and writing, among …

Moving is the worst

[flickr id=”9032609231″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of looking for places to live, working, hanging out with friends, submitting, and writing, among …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Josh Young, joyoung@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Festing is Besting

by Nikki Hartel

Chicago has got to be one of the best cities to live in during the summer. Great weather, beaches, out door eating and drinking, and my favorite, street festivals. Attending summer festivals is a staple activity while living in Chicago. I attended Do-Division and saw this HAWT punk-rock band, Le Butcherettes. I also hit up Sausage Fest in Wrigleyville where I saw the lively Aussie electronic rockers, Art vs. Science. The food is pretty spectacular too.

Festing is Besting

Chicago has got to be one of the best cities to live in during the summer. Great weather, beaches, out door eating and drinking, and my favorite, street festivals. Attending summer festivals is a staple activity while living in Chicago. I attended Do-Division and saw this HAWT punk-rock band, Le Butcherettes. I also hit up Sausage Fest in Wrigleyville where I saw the lively Aussie electronic rockers, Art vs. Science. The food is pretty spectacular too.

I have always had a passion for live music. During undergrad, I headed a student organization called POP Entertainment where I booked shows at Michigan State University (MSU). I also worked at Meridian Entertainment Group where I helped organize and promote concerts. In addition to being heavily involved in the music scene, I devoted quite a bit of time working at MSU as a student fundraiser. I started as a telemarketer and was promoted several times to become the Promotions Manager. Nikki Hartel, aemm.mam@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Hall Chat: April is the Cruellest Month

by Jenn Tatum

[flickr id=”7063321987″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”false” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”] I’ve been thinking about the opening line of T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland.” “April is the cruellest month.” And I’ve been thinking, why yes, …

Hall Chat: April is the Cruellest Month

[flickr id=”7063321987″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”false” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”] I’ve been thinking about the opening line of T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland.” “April is the cruellest month.” And I’ve been thinking, why yes, …

Creative Writing - Nonfiction MFA Jenn Tatum, jtatumcotamagana@colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Working and Being a Full-Time Grad Student

by Emily D’Annunzio

[flickr id=”6857820317″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”] One of the most common questions I receive from prospective dance/movement therapy and counseling students is, “Do you work?”  Although the answer to …

Working and Being a Full-Time Grad Student

[flickr id=”6857820317″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”center”] One of the most common questions I receive from prospective dance/movement therapy and counseling students is, “Do you work?”  Although the answer to …

Dance/Movement Therapy & Counseling MA Emily D’Annunzio, emilyadannunzio@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: The Wormhole

by Brian Miles

[flickr id=”6324225975″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] This post could be about any number of places. I decided on the Wormhole because I’ve been going there a lot lately and …

Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: The Wormhole

[flickr id=”6324225975″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] This post could be about any number of places. I decided on the Wormhole because I’ve been going there a lot lately and …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Brian Miles, brian.c.miles@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Considering Audience While Reading at Quimby’s

by Chris Terry

[flickr id=”6292928164″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] Quimby’s is a fringe bookstore in Wicker Park, just a couple blocks away from the three-way intersection of North, Damen and Milwaukee Aves. …

Considering Audience While Reading at Quimby’s

[flickr id=”6292928164″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] Quimby’s is a fringe bookstore in Wicker Park, just a couple blocks away from the three-way intersection of North, Damen and Milwaukee Aves. …

Creative Writing - Fiction MFA Chris Terry, chrislterry@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: Red Rover Series

by Brian Miles

[flickr id=”6182771167″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] I recently attended the Red Rover Series’ poetry reading in Wicker Park, which was a part of the 100,000 Poets for Change event …

Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: Red Rover Series

[flickr id=”6182771167″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] I recently attended the Red Rover Series’ poetry reading in Wicker Park, which was a part of the 100,000 Poets for Change event …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Brian Miles, brian.c.miles@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605
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Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: Transplant Identity

by Brian Miles

[flickr id=”6164650285″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] I live in one of the world’s great cities. It’s strange for me to write that, to type it, and even stranger to …

Columbia College Poetry Dispatch: Transplant Identity

[flickr id=”6164650285″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”true” size=”original” group=”” align=”none”] I live in one of the world’s great cities. It’s strange for me to write that, to type it, and even stranger to …

Creative Writing - Poetry MFA Brian Miles, brian.c.miles@gmail.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605