Students Read from Newest Edition of Openings: Photogallery

OpeningsStudents and faculty gathered on November 2 to celebrate the publication of the third Openings, Trinity’s visual and literary arts magazine.

Openings is designed to display the work of students and alumni, fostering a sense of unity among the artists and writers of Trinity. This edition includes works from alumni including:

  • Kathy Nimmer ’91, author of Two Plus Four Equals One andHelen Keller International Memoir Contest winner
  • John Terpstra ex ’74, poet and author of Two or Three Guitars and other poetry volumes
  • Jeff Tigchelaar ’99,Pushcart Prize nominee and Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award winner

The event allowed students and faculty to enjoy a time of fellowship and poetry and fiction readings from Vanessa Noonan ’12 of Oak Lawn, Illinois, and Kailyn Baum ’12 of Hudsonville, Michigan.

After distributing copies of the new issue, Dr. Michael Vander Weele ’73, professor of English, closed the reception by saying, “I speak for our faculty when I say we are so thrilled by the writing we see from our students and alumni and hope you are encouraged by it as well.”

Recent graduates Bethany (Kerr) Eizenga ’11 served as Openings editor in chief, and Monica Brands ’11 and Sarah Hoeksema ’11 served as co-editors. Kailyn Baum is this year’s editor in chief. Marissa (DeHaan) Carpenter ’10 founded the idea for Openings and launched the first issue.