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Letter From the Creative Writing Editor

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Dear Readers,  My name is Camille Pfister and I am the Creative Writing Editor for the Polaris Press. Every one of us has a different story to tell and have amazing talents that deserve a spotlight. Stories are the heartbeat of our lives, and it is my mission to showcase them.  In our Creative Writing…

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Music can help and hurt

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To me, music isn’t just music; music is my life, and listening to it keeps me sane. Hearing a melody makes me feel happy and calm and it subdues the hyperactiveness going on in my brain. Most of the music that blares in my room is Korean Pop band Bangtan Sonyeondan, or other bands that…

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Swing Time: Author Zadie Smith on her new novel, her process, and the power of language

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On January 12th, Book People hosted a signing event at Central Presbyterian Church for Zadie Smith’s newest book, Swing Time. Zadie Smith has written several novels, including White Teeth, On Beauty, NW, and The Autograph Man, as well as several short stories.   After reading a short passage from Swing Time, Smith discussed various aspects…

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