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The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

Within the span of two weeks (or so), a talented group of Bethany students collaborate to create an original show: Theatre Physics. The short preparation time and experimental nature of the skits set the performance apart from most shows that Bethany’s theatre department puts on. […]

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Sandra Oh, Nana Mensah, and Holland Taylor in The Chair. Eliza Morse/Netflix The Chair, Netflix’s new original TV drama-comedy, has been a topic of debate since its recent August release. The show centers around Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (played by Sandra Oh) the newly established chair of the […]

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

When was the last time a craft book was on the New York Times Bestseller list? Not sure, apart from George Saunders’ A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (2021). The book takes several classic Russian short stories and considers them from a writer’s […]

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

This past spring, with sat down with Ezekiel Grabau to talk about his story “Linoleum Tiles,” featured in our spring 2020 issue. 1) Where did you get the inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles?”  My inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles” came as always from my personal experience. I […]

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

This past spring, we sat down with Kaci Schneidawind to talk about her work featured in the spring 2020 issue of Inkwell. 1. Both of your published pieces in Inkwell are creative nonfiction essays. What draws you to writing in this genre?  I had never […]

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, […]