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'Eye' Marks 25th Year with Bonfire

Kensea Huckins and Thomas PenoAbout fifty students gathered by the NHTI boat launch on Thursday Oct 2 for a bonfire, sponsored by The Eye, NHTI's student literary journal.  The Eye is celebrating off its twenty-fifth year of publication, and also kicking off this year's NHTI Campus Reads series of events, centered on Brock Clarke's comic novel An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England.

The bonfire was the brainchild of Eye president Kelsea Huckins (pictured at right with student Thomas Peno), who organized music with a fire theme for the event, while attendees roasted s'mores and sipped hot cocoa. 

Brock Clarke, a professor at Bowdoin College in Maine, will speak at NHTI on Tuesday Nov. 4 at noon in the Library Living Room -- the same day his new book, The Happiest People in the World, releases.  A book discussion will also be held in the Bistro on Tuesday Nov. 18 at noon, complete with free pizza.

The Eye will also sponsor a series of spooky writing contests relating to New England writers (see article below).

Does Writing Make You Scream?
Win a Prize from The Eye!

The Scream

  • Friday, 10/10: Submit your favorite poem by Emily Dickinson (Prize: $15)
  • Friday, 10/17: Submit your favorite poem by Robert Frost (Prize: $15)
  • Friday, 10/24: Submit your favorite quote from Henry David Thoreau (Prize: $15)
  • Friday, 10/24: Submit your own “It was a dark and stormy night” dark and scary story … (Prize: $50)
  • Friday, 11/7: Write-alike contest: Submit a poem you have written in the style of either Emily Dickinson or Robert Frost (Prize: $50)
  • Friday, 11/14: In honor of The Eye’s 25th anniversary, give us your “Top 25” must-read list, and we’ll reward you with 25 interesting prizes.

E-mail your entry with your name and the word “CONTEST” in the subject line to  The DEADLINE is MIDNIGHT on the dates listed above.  Only NHTI students are eligible to enter.  Prizes will be in the form of gift certificates to Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord.  Entries may be published in The Eye and/or other campus publications.

Poet Sharon Olds

Free for NHTI students!

Sharon OldsRenowned poet Sharon Olds will be reading on Thursday Oct. 30, at 7 pm at the Concord City Auditorium.  The reading marks her receipt of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.  Olds also received the Pulitzer Prize for her collection, Stag's Leap.  She splits her time between teaching at New York University and writing poetry near Wild Goose Pond in Pittsfield, New Hampshire.

The English Department has a dozen free tickets to the event for NHTI students.  Please email Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt or leave a message at 271-6484 ext. 4151 if you would like one of these tickets.  The tickets were donated by the Concord Monitor.

Oct 10, 2014

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