A Celebration of Emerging Talent from the Fiction Writing Program, Columbia College Chicago

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I have the incredible honor to serve as this year’s faculty advisor to Hair Trigger, Columbia College Chicago’s Fiction Writing student literary journal. I step into this spot and am blinded by the light of the journal’s former advisor, Chris Maul-Rice, who has been at the helm of this remarkable publication for the past 13 years. Each year, the student work and the magazine itself garners a number of national prizes from a variety of associations, and this is in no small part due to the leadership of Chris Maul-Rice.

Can I say that I am afraid of messing this record up?

Anyway, tonight we celebrate the work of these students writers and editors, as well as the faculty (the fabulous photos are by the faculty-artist Judy Natal) and staff who helped make the newly released journal, Hair Trigger 36. The event is free, and open to the public. Join us?