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Follow-Up Friday: Five Questions for Courtney Druzak, Editor of The Minor Bird

Follow-Up Friday is a new HC Chatham feature! We’re checking back in with Celebs we’ve featured in the past to see what they’re up to now.

We interviewed Campus Celebrity Courtney Druzak for the first time in November 2013. Now, we’re catching up with her as she prepares for the publication of the spring 2014 edition!

What do you love the most about editing The Minor Bird this year? 

 What I really love about being Editor is getting to work with so many talented writers and artists across Chatham’s campus. I find it very rewarding to help them publish their work – work that definitely deserves to be seen! I also greatly enjoy the collaborative feel of our meetings, and how every member has something important to contribute.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your work as an editor?

Perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned is to always plan ahead. Not only do we publish two magazines a year, but we also have our Launch Party in the spring. This is a huge event that involves a ton of planning, and I’ve realized that in order for such event to go successfully, you’ve always got to be on top of things.

What can people expect in this new edition?

As always, people can expect some very exciting writing and artwork in the spring edition of The Minor Bird! We have some new artists and writers, as well as some returning artists and writers, so I hope everyone will take the time to check our newest edition out! 

How can students get involved with The Minor Bird next year?

Students will be able to get involved with The Minor Bird next year by talking to the new Editor – they will be announced at the Launch Party on April 12th, so don’t miss out!

If you could collaborate on a piece with any writer, dead or alive, who would it be?

Oh, that’s almost an impossible question to answer. I think I’ll have to say Gloria Naylor – her books are the only ones that have ever made me cry. Her writing is so beautiful it’s nearly unbearable.

Join Courtney in the Mellon Board Room for The Minor Bird Launch Party on April 12 from 5pm to 7pm! For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.  
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