This Festival holds a special place in my heart because it combines three things I love dearly: writing, design, and Agnes Scott. Even though several poems I’ve written were not chosen to be published in the magazine (as lovely as they were!), I’ve had the opportunity to help design the print promotional materials and Magazine for four years now. Last year’s cover design was especially fun–the three of us in Dana Design did an exquisite corpse with the theme of dead birds, a play on subversion of the trendy graphic birds you see on everything now (example: Blue Bird journal designed by SCAD students for Barnes & Noble).
The front cover became this:
And the back:
Olivia and I have a design blog for this year’s Festival: check it out here.
The guests this year are Scott Russell Sanders, who’s also teaching a two-week course on sustainability (of course, after I graduate!), poet Paul Guest (who also has a blog), and Agnes Scott’s own Sarah Scoles (’07).
Here’s to an excellent Festival!