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Higher Education
Alvin Community College
News Release
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ACC to Launch Literary Journal

To showcase the creative talent of the students and staff at Alvin Community College, faculty members are currently using a grant to start a literary journal.

The journal, called The Fifth Plinth, received a $1,000 grant from the ACC Foundation.

The Fifth Plinth will provide students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to publish both creative and scholarly work,” English instructor Charley Bevill said. “Submissions will be open to all disciplines.”

The Innovative Initiative Grants were awarded to eleven projects this spring. They are designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative and creative approaches to fulfill the mission of the college. The grants will be used for the 2016-17 academic year.

The literary journal will be an excellent opportunity for students and staff to publish their work.

“The ability for students to be published before leaving ACC will assist them when transferring to upper-level universities,” Bevill said. “Other ACC faculty will be recruited to review submissions in a variety of disciplines to assure the peer-review process.”

Submissions will be accepted from any student or staff member at the college. Fifth Plinth will also consist of works from members of the campus Writer’s Club as well as students in a Creative Writing course.

“A call for papers will be issued, giving both students, faculty and staff a venue for publication,” Bevill said.

While the developing writers will benefit from being published, it will also benefit ACC as a college, Bevill said.

“The creation of a publication by students will raise the profile of Alvin Community College,” she said.

The Fifth Plinth will be in print and online. Production will start in the fall.

As part of the journal project, Bevill also plans to bring guest authors to campus to discuss their journey on becoming a published writer.

The Foundation issued $12,038 in Innovative Initiative grants this year.

For more information about e-mail cbevill@alvincollege.edu.

Pictured: ACC English instructor Charley Bevill received a $1,000 grant from the ACC Foundation for a literary journal project from Foundation President Dr. Jim Crumm, left.




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