Literary magazine to host writing seminars

Benjamin Most

Stone-Cutters is holding writing workshops this year to create a bigger literary community on campus and increase submissions to the literary magazine.
The series of workshops began Sept. 29 with a poetry workshop led by upper school English teacher Amber Caron.
A fiction workshop was led by student editor Melanie Krassel ’15.
All students have the opportunity to lead one of these workshops before Dec. 1, when submissions are due for Stone-Cutters’ first issue.
In the past, “we never really were able to build up any kind of literary community around it,” Caron said. “We decided this year that part of what we wanted Stone-Cutters to do was give people a place to write and to think about art.”
Caron said submission guidelines will be released at a later date.
This year’s new literary editor, Kacey Bae ‘15, and the new arts editor, Danielle Stolz ’15 were chosen from an exceptionally large pool of applicants compared to past years, said Caron.
This year will be the publication’s first year online. Krassel will be leading this movement as the arts editor.
“Melanie is incredibly talented, and she would be a wonderful and a thoughtful person to put this into action,” Caron said.