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Comic Writer Scott McCloud on Visual Communication and Storytelling

The first interaction that Rutgers University- Camden had with comic writer Scott McCloud was his kind refusal, in front of the audience, to use the presentation projector closest to the window because “it wasn’t bright enough.” That being said, Scott McCloud is the most down to Earth guys you could ever meet. He made jokes…

Tiara and War Hammer
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Closing the Gap: Camden Comic Con, 2015

 In a setting where men buying comics in spandex suits and capes can be found every few feet, one would rarely think serious conversations about literature could take place. However, that was one of the wonderful, defining aspects of the 2015 Camden Comic Con. The Rutgers Camden Athletic Center housed everything from the comic vendors,…

Logo / Iron by Christopher Butler
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More News, More Content, More Apeiron

It is my pleasure to update you on a few exciting bits of Apeiron news. The first is issue 9 is on it’s way and it will be new, improved, and better than ever (there may even be the option for turning real pages, but that will be revealed later). We had an excellent team…

Teressa Ezell
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In Praise of Mud by Teressa Rose Ezell

And what of this wind-whipped, soggy, savory day with its cloak of grey and its stinging drops, brown grass and bare branches, stark naked but still in glorious, dancing majesty? There is no train of hopeful, athletic feet running through the park now; just my husband, myself, and our wolfish dog, trudging. My husband’s loafers,…

pines
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Selfie of March as Infatuation by Lori Lamothe

Selfie of March as Infatuation Change, as always, arrives late to the party. The pines in the yard stand ringed around stasis, the tips of their branches dripping dirty rain onto snow’s faded carpet. Even the sky stands off in a corner ignoring the small talk of crows, its gray coat draped over its shoulders….

Jennifer Martelli
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The Tao of Virgil Sollozzo by Jennifer Martelli

The Tao of Virgil Sollozzo   Look at my veiny hands. Look at the bare trees’ branches— we’re holding up the winter sky, giving it back its darkness. A pack of menthol cigarettes, a half empty bic lighter; cleaned out clam shell found on the beach by the stone calendar. In the movie, the doomed…

Jake Tringali
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Hands of Chance by Jake Tringali

Hands of Chance form shadow puppets, shallow spirits hidden souls born skip across the evening piano, speeding allegro fleeting little song pour firewater liquors, for the tipplers morning’s remorse scar canvas with dark crayon, art seance exquisite corpse flick the card deck, bar bet conjure lost kings light his cigarette, fingers pirouette now his heart…

Jenni Baker - Author
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It’s Cold And… by Jenni B Baker

It’s Cold And The heat’s not working. The heater’s on, but I’m still freezing. The streets are paved with gross and I’m starting to wonder if these shoes really have what it takes to go the distance.  The buildings are so high. The roads have so many potholes. The land  has technical and creative challenges….

Pink Pen and Tea
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The Business of Words: A Workshop on Publishing

Professor Tamara Oakman, Apiary Magazine, is lecturing on how to get your work published in magazines and literary journals. Visit The Head & the Hand Press for more information.   Prof. Tamara Oakman, executive editor and co-founder of Apiary Magazine, teaches English, drama, creative and expository writing, and the humanities (film, philosophy) at several universities. She has awards for…

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