The F&M Alumni Arts Review is a printed publication, with a Web presence, which presents literary and visual works by Franklin & Marshall alumni.
It’s an “arts” review for a reason: F&M is proud that as a College it continues the fine tradition of a classic liberal arts education. The word "arts" in this case does not just mean the fine arts, or the literary arts; rather, it refers to educational disciplines that are considered essential if one is to be an effective citizen of the world. These include the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
As alumni of F&M, you no doubt engaged in many forms of these “arts" during your time with the College. In the process, you delved—briefly or lengthily—into a fine art or a dramatic art or a literary art. Above all, you learned to express yourself and your ideas effectively.
Many of you are still doing so, and many of you may have been longing for an opportunity to re-engage with the invigoration such explorations offer. These expressions may manifest as artwork or in various written forms: stories, essays, poetry, even plays. If that’s the case, we hope you will consider submitting your work to the F&M Alumni Arts Review.
We also hope the Review will keep you engaged, or will re-engage you with your alma mater. Whether you are an aspiring writer/artist, an established one, or simply want to try your hand at publication, we are most interested in seeing and reading your work.
In our second issue we are examining the idea of Doorway. It’s a concept that can be broadly applied, and we look forward to seeing your particular interpretation.