Nancy Gleason discusses her 10-year affiliation with the UMSL Pierre Laclede Honors College-produced Bellerive as guest speaker at the launch party for the latest edition, titled “Solipsist.” Gleason, associate dean emeritus of the honors college, was the founding faculty adviser of the publication. “Solipsist” marks the 15th issue of Bellerive.
The publication includes submissions of original poetry, fiction, essays, photography and art from UMSL students, faculty and staff. A group of honors students devote a semester-long workshop to reading and viewing submissions (270 last year), selecting what goes into Bellerive and then editing, laying out and designing the publication.
Why submit to Bellerive?
Alumnus Jason Vasser, BA anthropology 2012 and MFA 2014, whose work was submitted as a student and published in “Solipsist,” best summed it up in what he told Bellerive faculty adviser Geri Friedline: “You never get tired of seeing your name in print.”
Visit the honors college website for information about the Bellerive workshop, how to submit work and how to purchase copies.