Student Work


Kimberly Blaeser

Indigenous writer and scholar Kimberly Blaeser named as Beloit College’s Mackey Chair resident

Ojibwe poet and former Wisconsin poet laureate Kimberly Blaeser will arrive on campus in Spring 2024.

Professor of English Shawn Gilllen says the most rewarding way to read difficult books like Ulysses is in the company of other people.

Braving “Ulysses”

Bucket-list books like James Joyce’s Ulysses can be intimidating to read alone. English professor Shawn Gillen ’s “Ulysses at 100” course provides an alternative — a book club structure that aims to improve student engagement and enjoyment.

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.

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…

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,”

Marketing and Communications panel with Michael Dango, Lynn Vollbrecht’06, and Jenn Danko Fenske’00.

Alumni Share Knowledge at Festival of Careers in Writing

Students explored how writing skills translate into a variety of careers at a daylong festival with returning Beloit College alumni working in journalism, editing, translating, marketing, communications, and more.

Sydney Moses’25 holding a copy of Parakeet Magazine containing her first published poem.

How to get published in college: A Q&A with Sydney Moses’25

Creative writing and anthropology double major Sydney Moses’25 never saw herself as a poet, but after a workshop with English professor Chris Fink and encouragement from Mackey Chair Lynda Barry , she decided to send a piece to a few literary journals. Now, she has two poems published, and


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