Clayton State University literary magazine that highlights the literary and artistic work of the student body, Cygnet, will hold it’s annual launch party on Thursday, Apr. 19, at 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Harry S. Downs Center.
The party, which is free and open to the public, will include the Cygnet staff, and writers who have been published in this year’s Cygnet. The media is also invited to cover this event.
The student editors of this year’s Cygnet include: Sebastian Lubbers (Lakeland, Fla.), Jasmine Cason (Jonesboro), Christen Greene (Savannah) and Gregory Kirk (Jonesboro).
“I've learned not to think that everything is picture perfect as soon as I'm done with it,” says Lubbers of his experience as an editor. “There was a lot more involved in putting this together than I thought there would be, and I just hope everyone enjoys the final product.
“A lot of work's gone into this, so, if students aren't leaving campus with a copy in their hands, I'm just going to start sneaking them into people's book bags.”
“Working with the Cygnet for 2012 has been an awesome opportunity and adventure,” says Cason. “I always wanted to own my own magazine; so this internship has shown me all the steps involved behind the scenes. It takes a lot of work, but working with the staff, Sebastian, Chris, Greg, and Dr. (Brigitte) Byrd, made it very enjoyable.”
“My experience with this magazine has been fulfilling because it has given me a chance to live my dreams,” adds Greene. “I can see my hard work come to fruition, and celebrate my achievements with others.”
“I would have to say that working for the Cygnet has been more fun than work,” says Kirk. “I never knew an internship could be this interesting! I was able to work hand and hand with people who I admire for different reasons. We all came together and brought different elements to the table. The chemistry we created was dynamic! I loved this experience and relish in continuing the relationships with my Cygnet counterparts.”