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The Lance Page 5
Rose Wins Chapbook
By Heather Lyn Gupton M,
St. Andrews senior Laura Rose
exudes a quiet kind of happy enthu
siasm, especially when she talks
about her recent wm of the 1991
Bunn-McClelland Chapbook prize.
Wearing Army boots, jeans, a breezy
tank-top and a fedora over her
cropped hair, she appears much like
the non-conforming, artistic-type
main character in her manuscript
The Chapbook competition is an
annual event open only to senior
and junior students of the college.
The winning manuscript is accorded
a printing of 300 copies by the St.
Andrews Press, with the author re
taining copyrights. Rose’s manu
script was chosen from among 14
entries this year by Jack Morton, a
free-lance writer from Washington,
Rose declared her win a “spring
board” into the “real” literary world.
“I have been perserving for so long
- - this gave me so much confi
As the 1991 winner, “Shrink-
Wrap” will be listed in “Books in
Print” and sent to book and newspa
per editors state and nationwide to
Rose, an English/ Creative Writ
ing major and Art minor from Char
lotte, seems a quiet woman. Her
writing, however, is anything but soft-
scribes it as
with a di
ern” and a
of a youth
grips with a
sometimes troubling intellectual
“Kurt Vonnegut said the world is
like cellophane. I say it’s shrink-wrap.
Shrink-wrap is thin plastic shrunk with
heat to tightly fit what it’s packaging.
It’s very constricting.” said Rose.
Throughout “Shrink-Wrap,” a maus-
cript composed of both prose and po
etry, Rose constantly makes refer
ence to the various shrink-wraps con
stricting her characters and their lives
and concludes with an epitaph:
1991 Chapbook Award Winner
Jessica Ann Layerty may
have died, but
let the Shrink-
she won, much
like the main
character in her
“My main char
acter is very
days I’ll be
thinking and all
of the sudden it
will hit me again. It feels great but it
also makes me nervous. I used to
actually have to find someone to read
my stuff,” she said. Of the 13 other
competitors. Rose says she was really
shocked to have won against “writing
that I really respect.”
Rose is also currently working on
a novel, a senior honors project called
“Fidelity and the English Language.”
Rose says the novel is about opening
doors to the way people participate in
relationships. “It’s not about fidelity
in a literal sense, it’s about using fi
delity to conform to certain expecta
tions in a relationship,” she said.
Rose plans to go onto graduate
school, and has been accepted so far
to Bristol University in Liverpool,
England and has applied elsewhere.
Although Rose has not yet decided
on which university she wants to
attend,’ she said she definitely plans
to do her graduate work in Shake
spearean studies and to eventually
teach at the college level. She also
plans to cohtinue writing for publi
cation. “It’s always been my thing,
Other entrants were Dan Auman,
Raleigh; Gary Brazell, Lawrencville,
Ga.; Robert Dempster, Newport
News, Va.; Heather Lyn Gupton,
Hollywood, Fla,; Jennifer Hitch, New
London,NC; Jon Holloway, Green
wood, SC; Wayne Johns, Atlanta;
Marlowe Mager, Charlotte; John
Null, New Canaan, Conn.; Betsy
Tate, Southern Pines, NC; Mary
Tolle, Greensboro,NC; Pam Whit
field, Winston-Salem,NC; Fred
Wilson, Woodbridge, Va.; and Ol
iver Wilson, Browns Summit,NC.
For more information about ob
taining “Shrink-Wrap” contact Wil
liam Morrisof theSt. Andrews Press
Fine Arts in Japan
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Asian Conference - Carl Bennett, Ron Bayes, John Sylvester, and Soichi
Furuta discussed the many fine arts of Japan at last week's Writer's
Forum held in Mecklenburg's main lounge.
Dedicated to St. Andrews?
Interested in travel?
Willing to go the extra mile?
If you answered YES to these questions,
a job as a St. Andrews admission
counselor may be the perfect career for
Graduating seniors who are interested
are encouraged to bring a resume to Joe
Rigell, Director of Admissions.
You are the future of
By l^tlier Lyn Gupf^^,
The St. Andrews Asian Fine Arts
Conference began on Thursday,
March 28. Opening night featured a
number of authorities on Japanese
poetry, prose, painting, dance and
other fine art forms at its weekly
Fortner Writer’s Forum, including
Soichi Furuta, John Sylvester, Ron
Bayes and Carl Bennett.
Soichi Furuta, who chaired the lec
ture, is a poet, designer and art con
sultant. Furuta is a graduate of the
University of California. He was born
in Los Angeles but was raised in Ja
pan. He taught a graduate design
course at the Herbert H. Lehman
College of City University of New
York for a decade, and recently re
tired from the presidency of the New
York based design firm of Stuart,
Gunn, and Futura. Futura is currently
adjunct Professor of Literature at St.
Andrews College, and led the St.
Andrews group at Brunnenburg, It- ^
aly. Fall Term 1989. !
Furuta, a poet who writes both in
I English and Japanese, is the author of
Montefeltro the Hawknose, a St.
Andrews Press book which was
recently nominated for a Pulitzer Prize ^
in poetry. He led the discussion and'
read from his work as well. *
Head of the North Carolina Japan
Center, John Sylvester Jr. grew up in
China and the Philippines. The son of
a naval officer, he later entered the
military himself, serving in both the
Army infantry and the Foreign Serv-
For the 1991-92 Lance
Send resume to Bill Cox
or Abe VanWingerden by
The next issue of the St. Andrews
Review will feature articles on Walker
Percy by Dr. Suzanne Watkins of
Southern Pines and on Jack Kerouac
by Dr. Bill Grim of Ohio University -
- as well as the last act of Yukio
Mishima’slastplay The Leper King’s
Terrace. It is due out May 1.
Among other inclusions will be
“Lux Aetema” - - a musical prose
poem for several voices- - by Dr. Tom
Blackburn, McGaw Professor of
Chemistry at St. Andrews College,
and three poems by Pulitzer Prize
winner Carolyn Kizer.
Some present and past North Caro-
Uneans contributing prose and poetry
to the issue are Paul Baker Newman,
Martha Gibson, June Milby, Mike
Saleeby, A.J. Franz, Sibyld’Ambrosi,
Grace Gibson, Jean Berry, Jean Jones,
and Bradford Evans, to name a few.
Number 40 will be Ron Bayes’ last
issue as editor. He passes the baton to
Steve Smith. Smith, a distinguished
poet and fiction writer, is on the fac
ulty of Sandhills College and is an
adjunct professor of creative writing
at St. Andrews.
ice, during which he served 10 years
in Japan. During his career, Sylvester
has served as a consul and various
other key political positions in Sap
poro, Saigon, Okinawa, and else
where. Before retiring in 1980,
Sylvester served in the Bureau of In
Sylvester has studied the Japanese
language at the Foreign Service Insti
tute in Tokyo, and studied Viemam-
ese language during 1969, while serv
ing in Vietnam. He became Director
of the North Carolina Japan Center in
July 1981 and is married to Mayumi
Kurata, a former Japanese actress with
the Bungakuza Theater Group and
Ron Bayes, Writer-in-Residence
and Distinguished Professor of Crea
tive Writing at St. Andrews, has vis
ited Japan eight times and is an au
thority on the fiction of Yukio
Mishima. Bayes taught with the Uni
versity of Maryland — Far East in
Tokyo before joining the St. Andrews
faculty. In 1988 he was one of three
American poets to represent the U nited
States at the Noto International Fine
Carl Bennett is a Distinguished '
Professor of English, emeritus, at St.
Andrews. Bennett holds a doctorate
from Emory University and is an au
thority on third world fiction. He has
also taught at the University of Japan.
The Forum will meet each Thurs
day at 8 pm in the college’s Meck
lenburg Lounge. The public is invited
to attend free of charge.
By Heather Lyn Gupton
Coffehouse entertainer Carl
Rosen will perform in concert on
April 2 at St. Andrews. The public is
encouraged to attend the concert
which begins at 9 pm and will be
held within the Belk Center in the
Gathering Place. Rosen will also
lead a workshop on “Electric Key
boards & Midi,” to be held at 4:30
pm, also in the Gathering Place.
Rosen is considered a favorite on
campuses throughout the country
averaging 135 college performances
each year. Nominated for Campus
Entertainer of the Year in 1988,
1989, and 1990, Rosen was voted
Mini-Concert Performer of the Y ear
With the release of his compact
disc “Firelands,” he has been a fea
tured artist on The Voice of Amer
ica Radio Network, which broad
casts to more than 50 countries. Often
compared to the likes of Billy Joel
and Elton John, Rosen is now being
recognized for his own music.
Equipped with a set of electronic
keyboards and state of the art sound
system, Rosen’s show comes across
as what can be called an actual rock
Rosen’s performance features a
combination of his own music, some
material from Elton John and Billy
Joel, as well as comic misinterpreta
tions of song lyrics.
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