Threshold staff hosts launch party for release of Volume 2


A group of students who have works featured in this year’s Threshold journal. From left to right: senior Alex Walton, senior Ashton Wronikowski, junior Autumn Duckworth, senior Abigail Beckelhimer, and senior Christopher Nau.

Aaron York, Contributing Writer

On April 24 at 2 p.m., a launch party was held to commemorate the publication of West Liberty University’’s student journal, Threshold. Containing over 100 pages of poetry, creative fiction, non-fiction, and artwork, the Threshold Journal contains a little bit of every side of the West Liberty students who study the arts.

            The Blackout Poetry event on April 12 was used to promote the journal and provide students a chance to socialize and share their creations. The momentum from this event was carried into the launch party, which took place on the second floor of the library. At this event, visitors could pick up free copies of the newly published Threshold Journal: Volume 2, help themselves to snacks and socialize with their peers. Visitors could also listen to the open-mic presentations, featuring students who read excerpts from their journal submissions, and faculty members who read some of their favorite poetry.

            The Threshold Journal provides any student with the opportunity to publish their creative works, and displays the wide range of expressions seen in West Liberty’s students to the world. According to the faculty advisor for the Threshold Journal, Dr. William Scott Hanna, work on Volume 3 of the journal will begin next fall through his publication class. Students who want to participate in creating and publishing the journal can email Dr. Hanna at [email protected] to sign up for the class next fall semester. Students who want to see their literary or artistic work featured in the journal can submit it to the Threshold staff later in the year when more details about submission are shared.