Annual College Authors Reception honors works by students and faculty
On the afternoon of March 22, the College hosted a College Authors Reception, honoring students, faculty and staff members from a variety of departments who have recently been published. The event, cosponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Library, was held on the first floor of Musselman Library, with all of the published authors as guests. Speeches were given by Director of Reference and Instruction at the library, Janelle Wertzberger, Provost Zappe and President Janet Morgan Riggs.
The publications featured were published by a variety of members of the Gettysburg College community. Guests, while enjoying the refreshments, were able to view all of the works, available on display around the first floor of the library. One particular table of interest was the students’ section of published works. One side of the table was dedicated to publications by students in the Gettysburg Economic Review, with works by Ross Nichols, Stefan Norbom, Elizabeth Laughlin and Nicholas Jesteadt. Another side was devoted to the Gettysburg Historical Journal, with works by Sarah Hayes, Mallory Huard, Johnny Nelson, Joshua Poorman and Erin Richards.
A variety of works from “The Mercury” were also featured, with publications ranging from poems to short stories. Works by Kathryn Bucolo, Vanessa Curran, Emily Francisco, Erin Gallager, James Garrett, Rebecca Johnson, Chandra Kirkland, Amanda Kreuter, Morgan Marianelli, Anthony McComiskey, Christopher Moore, Thomas Neufeld, Tucker Pope, Katelyn Quirin, Victoria Reynolds, Lauren Welles, Elizabeth Williams and Mariah Wirth were all featured.
Emily Francisco, Editor-in-Chief of “The Mercury” and the PR chair for the featured issue, was excited that her work had been chosen to be displayed at the reception. “It was an honor when the staff picked my work and chose to publish it,” she said, adding that the selection is generally very competitive.
Another author, Morgan Marianelli, was especially honored to have her work featured, as the chosen work was a non-fiction story about her grandma. “I felt really honored. I put a lot of time into it. It’s special to me and based on a personal story,” she said.
The event can be summarized in the words of Provost Chris Zappe: “Gettysburg authors are doing great work.”