Many Alums fondly recall the Eyrie Literary Magazine at East Meck. Students have begun work on reviving the long-defunct publication. Students will have a creative outlet for the first time in many years, allowing them to share their poems, short stories, short fiction, essays, reviews, photos and art within this publication. This will encourage and support the work of English teaching, especially creative writing. They work after school and a small group meets newspaper class. The goal is to establish a strong literary magazine publishing each spring reflecting the artistic work of students, which then becomes an official elective class each year.
The students working on the Eyrie gain skills in writing, editing, publishing, judging entries, creating graphics, doing layouts with programs like InDesign and developing designs. Ideally, this project will become a permanent elective in the school under the English department.
The Eyrie will contain student works of:
The Foundation is proud to provide the seed money for this endeavor and we are extremely grateful for the enthusiasm and hard work of teacher, Bill Allen.