Creative Writing Awards 2024

(above: Small Town Sounds 1 by Eden Breinich) We’re excited to pass along news about the ninth annual Creative Writing Awards at CCAD. Please note that these awards are only open to current CCAD undergraduate students. ~ CCAD students may submit work in up to three genres: 1) poetry, 2) prose (fiction/non-fiction), and 3) screenwriting. …

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Writer Interview: Sophia Reza

Sophia Reza is a 2023 graduate of CCAD and a three-time Creative Writing Award winner. Her short story, “Middle Name,” won 1st place in the Prose category of this year’s awards and as a result was published in Botticelli v. 19. Shortly after graduation, interim Botticelli faculty advisor and associate professor Robert Loss caught up …

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Looking Back at Spring 2023

The winners of the 2023 Creative Writing Awards stand in the Screening Room, site of Red Wheelbarrow at CHROMA.

Before we look ahead to the upcoming fall semester, we have to look back at some of our favorite memories from the Spring 2023 semester! Botticelli 19 was a hit, CHROMA was a smash, and the Creative Writing Minors and Super Friends group held its first Creative Writing Open Mic! ‘Twas a beautiful way to …

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Artist Interview: Eden Breinich

VIII : Eden Breinich I wrote ‘VIII’ for a class during my first semester as a freshman here at CCAD. Robert Loss, the professor, introduced us to Creative Nonfiction. Our final essay revolved around it and was pretty open-ended. I was used to standard boring essay formats they teach in high school, so I was …

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Artist Interview: Grayson Cooper

Untitled by Grayson Cooper “This semester I completed my illustration senior thesis, which was a set of work meant to show visible representation of diversity in outdoor spaces. I am a Trans Queer Appalachian who loves all things outdoors, and often have struggled with the lack of representation of people like me in these spaces. …

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