Hartrick Vander Ploeg ’15 of Frankfort, Illinois, stood in front of students and faculty of the English and art departments as he shared his recently published short fiction piece, “Permanence of the Supernova.” His work was one of many featured in this year’s Openings, Trinity’s visual and literary arts magazine.
Openings creates a sense of unity among writers and artists at the College by featuring photography, poems, essays, and artwork of current students, faculty, and alumni. This year’s launching took place on Monday, October 15, in the Fireside Room.
“Openings is a great way to get your work out there,” said Vander Ploeg. “It was great to have the opportunity to share a part of my art with the rest of the campus and hopefully others, even after college.”
The event began with a reading from Dr. Michael Vander Weele ’73, professor of English, and also included a reading from Haley Zandstra ’14 of Hudsonville, Michigan, who will serve as the editor for the 2013 issue.
Zandstra was happy to use the event as a way to get people excited for the next issue, which she hopes to complete in April.
“I talked to several people who said they already had ideas for submissions,” said Zandstra. “I can't wait to see the poetry, artwork, and writings I will get to present in the 2013 issue.”