As a member of this school’s English Club executive board, I have witnessed firsthand the hard work my fellow board members underwent to make this year’s edition of “Literati” possible.

It is after months of reviewing and revising dozens upon dozens of works that editor-in-chief Veronica Mattaboni, along with her five co-editors, have completed their literary magazine.

The seventh edition of the English Club’s “Literati” contains around 40 original works from West Chester University students. Each piece varies in art form and style with prose, poetry and photography.

Mattaboni, a graduating creative writing senior, served as editor-in-chief of the magazine for over two years. She feels that over the time span this collection of creative works has evolved into something more.

“I feel that ‘Literati’ has transformed into a more inclusive, creative space for students to contribute to. In the years before me, ‘Literati’ accepted primarily mainstream content,” said Mattaboni.

Now that “Literati” has come to print, the English Club wishes to sell as many copies as possible to showcase the creativity of several of the students here. This is why the organization plans to have a stand in Sykes Student Union every Friday in April from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., where they will be displayed and offered for purchase.

Each edition of the book will be sold for a bargain of $5. Additionally, secondhand books will be sold at the stand costing $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardbacks. English Club is still seeking donations to sell, so if you have any books at home that are no longer of use, please feel free to contact President Marty Hopson at MH786110@wcupa.edu.

After spending so many years dedicated to this outlet for creativity, this is what Mattaboni had to say about the process as a whole.

“I really enjoyed working with all of my associate editors, and I can’t wait to start distributing volume seven so the authors and photographers can see their hard work in print,” she said. “Working on ‘Literati’ has been an incredible experience, and I’m honored to have worked with so many talented authors and editors.”

If you have any inquiries about “Literati,” feel free to contact Mattaboni at VM785925@wcupa.edu.

I, along with the rest of the English Club executive board, am very excited about this next issue. We hope to see all of you stop by our stand.

Halle Nelson is a second-year student majoring in communication studies with minors in English literature and deaf studies. They can be contacted at HN824858@wcupa.edu

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