Howl Release Party By Sabrina Robinson

Werewolves, death and corruption. These were just a few of the topics addressed on April 20th at the release party for the fourth volume of Howl, the literary magazine at Front Range Community College. Located in the newly renovated Performing Arts Gallery, the release party for the literary magazine was a personal, yet gripping event. Writers, friends, family and FRCC faculty, staff and students were invited to attend. Several readings of poems and short stories, both fiction and nonfiction, preceded a short intermission in which the writers and guests could mingle. Each piece read was original and creative with a fresh experience, insight, or plot twist that made it fun to read along and acknowledge the artists for their work. As Elizabeth Romero, a student from the music department, favored guests on the piano, light refreshments were offered and discussions ensued. Many writers were even asked for their autographs. Howl is advised and edited by Tino Gomez and Randy Russell, two English professors at FRCC. The content, however, is provided entirely by students. The writing, artwork and even formatting spanned several departments, as the magazine was made by students for students. “If we had the facilities to print [Howl] on campus, we would do that too,” said Gomez. Originally conceived by Russell almost a decade ago, Howl is the place for aspiring writers to begin building their resume. Fiction, creative nonfiction, drama and poetry is accepted, as well as visual art. If any student from the Westminster Campus would like to submit their work to Howl, which has strived to publish a new volume every spring semester, please email Gomez at tino.gomez@frontrange.edu or Russell at randy.russell@frontrange.edu.

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