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

On April 18, Undergraduate Students for Publishing held its biannual book launch! Each semester, Pub Club publishes the manuscripts of two Emerson students, as well as a genre fiction literary magazine called Generic

As the semester draws to a close, we sadly had to say goodbye to our senior members. Co-president Shadin Al-Dossari, secretary (and our very own editor here at Her Campus Emerson) Alexis Leira, editor-in-chief of Generic Abby McAuliffe, and design director Jaclyn Withers will be graduating this May, and we thank them for all their hard work in making this launch another success!

After that, it was time to celebrate this semester’s authors, Antonio Weathers and Rebekah Scarborough. Antonio wrote Bird Folk, a collection of poetry about his experiences as a black man in America, and Rebekah wrote Here, There, and Everywhere, a collection of personal essays about her life experiences and relationships with the people in her life. Both authors read samples of their books, and then did a Q&A session with the audience. Then it was time for the book signing!

All proceeds from the books went to charity. Rebekah’s charity was 826 Boston, a nonprofit youth writing center for Boston students. Antonio’s charity was Boston Scores, a youth soccer and enrichment center in Boston. 

There were also copies of Generic issue 15 available! Generic is Emerson’s only genre fiction literary magazine on 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 or Generic magazine. Submit your 50-80 page manuscript or your genre fiction story next semester if you’re interested in writing. If you’re into 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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