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"The Loom" Showcases Creative Writing & Artistic Talent

Cover art by junior Joy Liu

A wealth of inspiring art and creative writing talent is on display in the recently released Spring 2020 edition of The Loom, Loomis Chaffee’s student art and literary publication.

The Loom publishes a themed digital edition in the fall and a print edition in the spring, but due to the distance learning term necessitated by COVID-19, this year’s spring edition is also a digital publication.   

“In this time of uncertainty, we hope that the pieces submitted by LC students can bring you some comfort, joy, and perspective,” wrote senior Neala Sweeney, editor-in-chief. The publication’s team of editors worked online and across time zones and long distances to produce the publication. In addition to Neala, the team included seniors Eleanor Peters and Angela Wang; juniors Julie Chung and Krishnapriya Rajaram; and sophomore Jenny Pan.

Kate Saxton, director of Writing Initiatives and faculty advisor to The Loom, said the Spring 2020 issue is already one of her favorites for the variety of student submissions as well as the high quality of the online layout.

“I am extremely proud of both the contributors and the staff for their outstanding work," Kate said.  

The Loom celebrates the interconnectedness of the literary and visual arts. All Loomis students are invited to submit their work for inclusion in the magazine, and submissions of previously completed class assignments are welcome. 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. The organization recently hosted “Poetry From Quarantine,” a three-part online poetry reading series.   

Connect to the Spring 2020 edition of The Loom.

For more about Writing Initiatives at Loomis Chaffee, connect to the school’s website page.

Artwork by junior Audrey Zhang