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Event Recap: Pub Club Book Launch

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Emerson chapter.

On December 10, Undergraduate Students for Publishing held its biannual book launch party! With food, balloons, and great stories, this event was a fun way to celebrate all of Pub Club’s hard work this semester.

Current eboard members thanked presidents Jess Morris and Emma Grant for all their hard work since they will be graduating. Running Pub Club is no small feat, but thanks to them, this semester was a huge success.

After that, it was time to celebrate this semester’s authors, Marissa Secreto and Genna Coleman. Marissa wrote The Haunting at Saint Peter’s Academy, a middle-grade ghost story, and Genna wrote Catfish and Other Dead Things, a collection of nonfiction essays. Both authors read a sample of their works, and then answered audience questions. Then it was time for an author signing!

All proceeds from the books went to charity. Proceeds from Catfish and Other Dead Things went to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The Haunting at Saint Peter’s Academy‘s proceeds went to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. 

There were also copies of Generic issue 14 available! Generic is Emerson’s only genre fiction literary magazine on campus. If you didn’t get a copy, you can find them spread around campus.

If you’re interested in being involved with Pub Club, there are many opportunities for you next semester. You can work on the book project for Wilde Press, Generic magazine, or the blog. Submit your 50-80 page manuscript or your genre fiction story next semester, or sign up to write for the book blog. Or if you’re interested in the publishing side of things, there will be many staff positions open, so keep your eye out!

Writing, Literature, and Publishing major at Emerson College, concentrating in publishing and minoring in psychology. Avid defender of cats, coffee after dinner, and young adult books.
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