by shanae vanmoore If you missed the STARS 2023 Violet Margin Launch Event, or want to rewatch it for the lovely readings and Q&A, here is a special treat! You can view the edited recording of the event. Don’t worry, the edit is only missing the sound errors and the bloopers from the set-up. All… Continue reading 2023 STARS EVENT VIDEO
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2023 LAUNCH EVENT AT STARS
On April 13th at 5 pm CST, Violet Margin and other student activity groups will present at the annual STARS event. This years launch of the 41st edition of Violet Margin will be hosted on Zoom and will feature live readings from contributors. Special thanks to contributors, the graphic design department staff and students, and the English department… Continue reading 2023 LAUNCH EVENT AT STARS
Response to November 14th prompt: Write a story about unrequited love.” Sarah Pope, Visual Arts Editor by anonymous The digital world is a lonely place. You see friendships come and go in a blink of an eye, cancel culture running rampant. All you want to do is stick to yourself, but not experience that feeling… Continue reading digital world
Response to November 9th prompt: Write a haiku about an object that is in the room with you.” Marissa Weihofen, Reader by shanae vanmoore, VM Assistant Managing Editor the dirty clothes pile vanishing a red sneaker; the twins are severed
A Brother’s Gift
Response to November 4th prompt: Go to where you stream your music.Hit shuffle!Write a short work inspired by that song. Is it asad and dramatic song? Write about a break-upor mourning a death. Does it make you want todance? Write about a night out at a club! Havefun with it and get in touch with… Continue reading A Brother’s Gift
November Daily Prompts
Why and How You Can Participate by shanae vanmoore To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo, and inspire all the writers considering submitting to the Violet Margin journal, we are posting writing prompts on Twitter and Instagram. These prompts are an excellent way to hone your writing skills and an even better way to… Continue reading November Daily Prompts
Hitting roadblocks in the creative process, I’ve found that the following five “tion” words can help reclaim the upper hand over your creation.
Violet Margin 2022 Launch Event
Violet Margin officially launched the cover and layout of the 2021-2022 edition on April 7th, 2022 at the University of Illinois’s Student, Technology, Arts & Research Symposium (STARS)! Tune in to hear some words from our editors, and contributors- and engage in some discussion about literature and creativity in the undergraduate world. Watch the virtual… Continue reading Violet Margin 2022 Launch Event
Why do we write about writing? regina ivy In the past semester, I have found that I am obsessed with the idea of writing about writing. I have written about the process of writing and every frustration that comes with it. I have written several proposals for essays that I know I want to write-… Continue reading editor’s note:
Dancing to Songs About Death In 2018, I put together a collection of poetry called Dancing to Songs About Death. The title is in reference to my struggles with anxiety, particularly health anxiety. My goal was to make a book that was half memoir and half poetry collection, with a dose of stream-of-consciousness prose. The… Continue reading editor’s note:
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