Loomis Chaffee celebrated the work of 18 student writers with an opening reception for the Emerging Writers exhibit in the Richmond Art Center on Tuesday, September 17.
Launched in 2016 by Writing Initiatives at Loomis and The Loom, a student literary publication, the Emerging Writers Program invites student writers of all inspirations to submit proposals for independent development during the summer. At the end of the summer, the Emerging Writers return to Loomis to share their work, including a display that coincides with the opening Richmond Art Center (RAC) visual arts exhibit.
This year's displayed selections spanned several literary genres and featured the writing of students from across all class years, including two freshman participants and several returning writers.
The authors and poets were feted at a reception alongside three other exhibit openings — an Emerging Artists student exhibit in the Barnes and Wilde galleries, a large-scale sculpture exhibit by artist James Tyler in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery and in the RAC courtyard; and a display of art work by faculty, staff, and other adult members of the Loomis Chaffee community. All of the exhibits will be presented through November 1.
Kate Saxton, director of Writing Initiatives at Loomis Chaffee, said she was impressed with the quality and the variety of student work submitted this year, and she is pleased to continue the tradition of celebrating student writers in the first arts reception of the school year.
This year's Emerging Writers include seniors Ryan Jones, Eleanor Peters, Christina Stone, Caroline Thompson, and Angela Wang; juniors Hannah Adler, Andy Cao, Eva Millay Evans, Bridget Hall, Krishnapriya Rajaram, Kassie Rivera, and Stephanie Zhang; sophomores Hazel Le, Jenny Pan, Isabelle Parsons, and Grace Thompson; and freshmen Emily Khym and Kirsten Lees.
Connect to read excerpts from this year's Emerging Writers' work.
Connect to the webpage for Writing Initiatives at Loomis Chaffee.