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Five Books That Have Influenced My Writing by hannah showalter Writing is one of my biggest passions in life, but when I’m not writing, I’m working at a library, constantly surrounding myself with books. As writers, we are told that one way to become a better writer is to read more. For my first blog… Continue reading editor’s note:

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why lgbtq+ representation matters in literature. “none of the queer people on tv made sense to me…” representation in literature is a topic that is rapidly evolving. in today’s editor’s note, assistant managing editor molly harms discusses the importance of representation in literature- and her personal journey in discovering that. By Molly Harms Reading is… Continue reading editor’s note:

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

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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:

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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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