Seward County Community College’s journal of work by students in the humanities division was unveiled at a noon reception Tuesday, May 8. The newest edition of “Telolith,” featuring graphic design, photography, poetry, creative writing, and more, is hot off the press and ready to share with student authors and artists, and their fans.
“We are always excited to open the boxes and let students experience the thrill of seeing their work in print,” said SCCC Creative Writing instructor Janice Northerns. In her first year teaching the class at SCCC, Northerns said she was pleased with the high volume of quality work generated by her students.
Art instructor Dustin Farmer and his graphic design students were charged with the layout and production of the journal, which also features work by the photography students of SCCC media and photography instructor Sue Sprenkle.
One highlight of the year was a collaborative project between students enrolled in all three disciplines. Students in Northerns’ fall session of Creative Writing provided copies of poetry to Sprenkle’s photography students. The photographers in turn shared images with the writers, and both groups created responses to the material. During the spring semester, the paired photos and poems were provided to graphic design students, who designed posters that were displayed at the recent SCCC Poetry Coffeehouse.
Creativity can flourish in collaboration, noted Northerns.
“It was a really fun project for the students and the instructors,” she said.
The public is invited to stop by the Shank Building to view the collaborative poetry/photography/design posters on display and pick up free copies of “Telolith.”