The Loom, Loomis Chaffee’s student literary publication, published its Fall 2020 online edition on December 11, featuring a collection of original creative writing and artwork by students on the theme of “Blues.”
“Writers and artists who submitted work drew inspiration from a wide range of sources — from the blue hues of the ocean to the shades of the sky, from the musical genre to the emotional ‘blues’ of 2020,” the issue’s introduction states.
Connect to the online edition of The Loom “Blues” Fall 2020.
“I think this theme was a particularly successful one in terms of the number and range of submissions that we received. It seemed to give both artists and writers a lot to work with,” remarked English teacher Kate Saxton, who serves as director of Writing Initiatives and faculty advisor to The Loom. She said she was impressed by the work of the editors, staff, and contributors to the “Blues” issue, especially that of seniors Krishnapriya Rajaram and Julie Chung, who serve as The Loom co-editors-in-chief.
Published twice during the school year — a themed digital edition in the fall and a general print edition in the spring — The Loom celebrates the interconnectedness of the literary and visual arts.
Students are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the magazine, and submissions of previously completed class assignments are welcome. Invitations for submissions appear in The Daily Bulletin, and Loom staff members also make announcements during class meetings. Student staff members and Kate review submissions in a selection process that seeks to publish a variety of voices and styles.
When not directly involved in publishing an edition, the Loom serves as a literary society and club for students with an affinity for creative expression.
For more about Writing Initiatives at Loomis Chaffee, connect to the school website page.