by Paula Weinman
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”
Writing is a monumental act. When we write, we give shape and weight and substance to our thoughts and our memories. We record our voices for those who come after us. Indeed, the stories we tell in the present may become the history and inheritance of the future. We will never meet the generations after us, but they may– through our writing– meet us.
This past week, you may have noticed posters around campus advertising for Parnassus 2015. For those of you who don’t know, Parnassus is the Taylor University English Department’s long-running literary journal, and they are open for submissions until midnight on October 27. This year’s theme is “Chronicle.” This is the perfect opportunity to contribute to a part of a unique part of Taylor University’s history.
Before you submit, I encourage you to take a look at past editions of Parnassus. If you read with an open heart, you may find yourself engaging in conversation with the Taylor writers who have come before you.
Then, write. Write with all of your heart, all of your might, and all of your soul. Write to believe. Write to understand.
Write, because life– baffling, precious life– is worth remembering.
Submit to Parnassus 2015 here. Parnassus accept poetry, prose, and visual arts. The submission deadline is October 27.