Subjects of the fall 2019 edition of The Circle, Auburn's student-run literary magazine, will come to life at its semi-annual reveal event, SNAPS, on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Red Barn.
SNAPS allows for artists and performers to share their work with an audience. Kristen Bledsoe, editor-in-chief of The Circle, said the event is exciting because many don’t get a chance to showcase their work publicly. She said that typically art is created privately.
“All of the poets and writers who were published in the magazine come and read their pieces, and the visual artists display their pieces," Bledsoe said. "The people who submitted music are able to perform there. So people who enjoy the magazine in its print form can kind of see it come to life in person."
The event is not just a single event on a single night. Not only is there preparation work for SNAPS, but there is also a great deal of work for the magazine itself.
“Seeing all of that, and seeing all of the people there who are enjoying themselves, having a good time and connecting with the work that we do, that’s really rewarding,” Bledsoe said.
Bledsoe said that creating an event such as SNAPS requires a lot of logistics. Timelines, schedules and deadlines all start to add up during the semester, and a lot of that falls on an editor-in-chief. In addition, The Circle's staff distributes the free magazine for three days on the concourse before the event.
However, the end-of-year event is especially rewarding for the staff who have dedicated their semester to creating the artistic magazine.
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“I think it’s an opportunity that Auburn students don’t get super often — to see their classmates, their peers, come together and do something, like, artistic and creative in a public forum and for other people to see,” Bledsoe said.
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