Good Omens for Campus Reads Series
The student editors of The Eye, NHTI’s literary journal, selected the novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett as the next NHTI Campus Reads title with a series of events and book discussions slated for the spring semester. Neil Gaiman is one of those rare and prolific writers who maintains a cult-like following among college students for his blend of fantasy and humor and his insight into human nature and the art of storytelling.
Eye president Kelsea Huckins says, “Good Omens is a clever, witty, irreverent take on modern religious mythology. It's good versus evil... except no one is really evil. It's funny and it's smart and it doesn't take itself too seriously. It's not trying to push a Judeo-Christian agenda. It's actually telling everyone not to take themselves so damn seriously, to enjoy life because the world can always end.”
Good Omens’ fantastical plot is described this way: "According to [a book of prophecies], the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon -- both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle -- are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist ... "
Now is a good time to pick up a copy of Pratchett and Gaiman’s Good Omens to read over the winter break so that students, faculty, and staff can join in discussions of the book this spring. Feel free to contact faculty advisor Paula DelBonis-Platt at 271-6484 x4151 for more information or with suggestions for future Campus Reads titles.
Become a Published Author/Artist with NHTI's The Eye
Don't burn those old papers and poems! Submit them to The Eye.
NHTI's student literary journal is encouraging students to submit their writing during this final stretch of the semester. The Eye publishes creative nonfiction, narrative essays, persuasive writing, research papers, poetry, fiction, journal writing, "This I Believe" essays, comparison essays, drama, and more. Selections are made by an all-student editorial board.
Do you have artistic talent? The Eye is also seeking art submissions in all genres ranging from mixed media, drawings, and paintings to sculpture and photography. A $100 prize will be awarded to the artist whose work is selected for the cover. Other submissions will be featured inside the journal.
Art published in the 2013 edition of The Eye (clockwise from upper left) by Rebecca Nann (cover), Douglas Rouse (2), Bonnie Farren, and Phi Pham (2).
Being a published author and/or artist is a great résumé builder and accomplishment, as well as a chance to share your voice with the campus community. Submit now! The deadline for all submissions is February 10, 2015. Contact faculty advisor Prof. Paula DelBonis-Platt at 271-6484 x4151 with any questions.
Jan 16, 2015