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Launch party marks second printed edition of literary magazine

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel students launch the spring issue of their literary magazine, YAWP!, April 28 with music, readings and food in Mojo’s.

All are invited to the party, which starts at 6:30 p.m. and will feature music by The Flannelbacks, several authors reading from their work, and free food.

This is the second printed edition (following online editions in fall 2014 and 2015 and the first printed edition last spring) since the literary magazine underwent its transition to YAWP! from the previous bclines.

YAWP! faculty adviser Siobhán Scarry, visiting assistant professor of literary studies, is excited about the new issue.

“It’s double the size of last [spring’s], and absolutely gorgeous,” she said.

The spring 2016 edition of YAWP! includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art by 21 different Bethel students and, for the first time, contributions from an alumnus, Miner Seymour of Moundridge (a poem and a visual piece).

The issue will be for sale at the launch party and, after that, at Thresher Shop during regular business hours.

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