Winter Cover 2015Winter 2015 Online Edition is live!

The Élan staff is eager to present our Winter 2015 Online Edition, featuring art and writing from new and returning artists.

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Finding Light

When I was a high school freshman, I came to the Douglas Anderson Writers’ Festival with pens packed in my pockets. With each step I took, the paper from my empty notebook clashed against my fingers. I remember rubbing my eyes because the night before I stayed up and re-read each authors bio over and over, re-read pieces I already analyzed because how could one choose a workshop to attend with such an abundance of good writers? I remember being beyond eager to take a “real” workshop from published writers and college professors.

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