Author: inkwell

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Writer Commentary: In the spring semester of my sophomore year at Bethany, I was in a class called Reading As Writers Across Media, and in this class, we spent time reading various books, one of which was Mary Oliver’s American Primitive and that is where […]

The Power of Sports: ALDS Game 3, by Gabe Stoesz

The Power of Sports: ALDS Game 3, by Gabe Stoesz

This piece was written about a game Gabe attended in 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally we feel rather nostalgic reading it today. *** MINNEAPOLIS–Ra-Ding! Ra-ding! My friend and I scan our tickets to enter Target Field’s right field plaza, security watching closely, greeters […]

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Hannah and Tylan talk to Maren Thompson about her piece: “To a Constellation” which was published in […]

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Doris talks to Karee Henrich about her piece: “Remember,” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. Remember After […]

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Karena talks to Amber Murry about her piece: “When a Mother Sings” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to read Murry’s poem.) Hello, […]

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Brooke and Paige talk to Ezekiel Grabau about his piece: “Ars Poetica with Whiskey or […]

#amreading: Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson

#amreading: Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson

In our #amreading series, we ask people to tell us about something they’ve read lately and what it got them thinking about. In this installment, Abby Reed and Elli Gifferson share.  Elli:  William Wordsworth’s 1802 poem “My Heart Leaps Up” (https://poets.org/poem/my-heart-leaps) is a Romantic masterpiece […]

Patrick Ernst: Literature and Faith by Ellie Mumme

Patrick Ernst: Literature and Faith by Ellie Mumme

I asked Bethany Lutheran College Alum and current Seminarian Patrick Ernst recently to write about how his English degree has benefited his career and his life. –Ellie Mumme   On his background: I come from a non-academic family, and the more I studied English language and literature, […]

Failure is a Challenge by Noah Dale

Failure is a Challenge by Noah Dale

“You know this isn’t ready.” The words stare back at me from the page, taunting me. This, what was supposed to be my biggest accomplishment, was lying before me, ripped apart line by line. All throughout the margins, written in red, phrases jumped out at […]

A Lifetime Together by Noella Wigtil

A Lifetime Together by Noella Wigtil

      I am not a fool who will attempt to explain any of the twists and turns and waltzes of my engagement, which I clearly do not truly understand myself because my relationship, like all other relationships in every person’s lifetime, is unique […]