Dec 2, 2008

Promoting words and art, new literary magazine available for sale

by Natalie Lozano

The premier issue of Liberty’s literary magazine, LAMP, will be available beginning today in the communications department and the English Graduate Student Assistant offices on the second and third floors of DeMoss.

LAMP features writings and artwork from students and alumni, with content moving in a different direction than its predecessor, Lamplight, according to General Editor Ryan Knight.

In a past article of the Champion, Assistant LAMP editor Nick Olson said LAMP’s focus is to challenge the current attitude of Christians towards the arts, fostering a critical appreciation. English GSA Stephanie Taylor agrees with LAMP’s goal of showcasing and encouraging quality Christian works.

“Hopefully this publication will encourage artists here at Liberty to fine tune existing work.”

Contributions for the fall issue came primarily from the English department.

Graduate student Tess Stockslager is excited about being published because of the nature of the magazine.

“I’ve heard that there have been some changes in the layout and illustration that should make it really attractive to read,” Stockslager said.

Although the magazine is primarily a literary compilation, about one-fourth of the material consists of art and graphics by students.

Senior Karin Albrecht, who has a graphic being published in LAMP, appreciates the magazine for a different reason.

“It’s always cool to be able to see what other students are doing,” Albrecht said.

Although the winter LAMP is now available, the official presentation of the issue will take place early in the spring semester.

The next LAMP will be published late in the spring, and submissions are currently being accepted.

Students interested in submitting a piece can email crknight2@liberty.edu. All works are due by Feb. 14. The fall issue published approximately 25 percent of submitted works.

 


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