Writers to read Milestone work


By Jesus Figueroa

Several writers will read their work published in this year’s Milestone, the student literary journal, next Tuesday starting at noon at the Performing and Fine Arts Complex.

The Milestone begins in the summer with an editing class taught by Dustin Lehren.

The class concentrates on reading works submitted by students at ELAC and picking diverse work that merits publication.

English professor Susan Suntree said the Art Department also holds a contest for the cover of the “Milestone.”

This year Elmer Guevara illustrated the cover entitled “Phobia.”

A committee lead by professor Joan Gurfield then looks over the works chosen by the class looking for excellence.

Suntree said the goal is to have variety. There is no institutional style and encourages a writer to have their own voice.

The “Milestone” holds a proud tradition of publication since 1945.

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