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Abbie Barsness’23 chose Beloit because of the vibrant creative writing program.

How she knew Beloit was the right place

As a prospective student, Abbie Barsness’23 says Beloit stood out for the strength of its creative writing program and the student-edited Beloit Fiction Journal. It also just felt right from the moment she walked onto campus.

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A collection of previous Beloit Fiction Journal covers going back to 1985.

Beloit Fiction Journal behind the scenes

Beloit College has a rich history of producing literary publications, from Blue Moon to Pocket Lint, but only the annual Beloit Fiction Journal features professional works of fiction submitted by writers across the country and edited by Beloit students. Through creative writing courses, students consider more than 1,000 submissions, choose the journal’s cover, design the pages, and hold a celebratory reading on campus each spring.

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JT Toepfer’23 wears his trusty Dodgers cap to celebrate his mentor, announcer Joe Davis’10.

Pursuing a passion for broadcasting

JT Toepfer’23 is quickly becoming the voice of Beloit. As a sports play-by-play announcer, showrunner, and writer for TV, radio, and print on campus, JT hopes to improve his craft and draw from the successful career of pro baseball broadcaster Joe Davis’10.

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Aardvark Authors board members Sydney, Gray, India, Jonah, and Sam.

New creative writing club creates community

Two years of Covid prevented creative writers on campus from coming together as a group outside the classroom. India David’25 wanted to fix that, so she gathered her friends and made a (well-attended) new club.

“There’s just so many people on this campus who love to interact and write stories,” says India. “Since Covid, people have learned to live by themselves and in their own world. We had to get that going again.”

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Seniors Jeremy Duval, Graham Olen, and Cam Meiers during a trust exercise in rehearsal.

Three Beloiters join local RENT production

A Janesville director casts the beloved musical with all-LGBTQ+ actors — including three of Beloit’s own — for the first time and received video messages of support from two original cast members. “This is the exact time you should be doing a show like this,” they said. “You’re part of the RENTfamily now.”

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Ha Truong’21 with the Chicago Skyline as Backdrop

Passionate about Literature, Enthralled with Computer Science

Passionate about English literature and enthralled with computer science, Ha Truong’21 will join Meta as a software engineer after her graduation in December.

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Lu Going’20 in the WBCR station room.

Creative Writing Graduates Read on WBCR

Around the world, listeners are able to stream Beloit College class of 2021 creative writing seniors sharing their work.

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