The Chrysalis literacy magazine unveiled

April 11, 2017

 The Annual Chrysalis Literary and Arts Journal will be unveiled on Friday, April 21 at a release party presented with the support of EPCC’s Spring Arts Festival.



Cover of the 2017 Chrysalis journal designed by artist Rex Waide.


The free reception will be held at the Little Temple in the Rio Grande Campus at 906 N El Paso Street from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

It will include performances and literary readings from the catalogue of local presenters as well as a handful of the pieces being debuted on the journal.

“This is meant to celebrate the work of the people being published,” said Faculty Advisor, Minerva Laveaga. 

According to the literary magazine’s website, Chrysalis is an annual literary and arts journal published by El Paso Community College that features work by EPCC’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as writers and artists of all ages from the community at large.

Submissions from the community, students, faculty and children are accepted.


The deadline for submissions was Dec. 1.

An array of literary work can be found in the journal besides the usual fiction, and nonfiction poetry.

Other work includes two plays, a comic strip and Spanish work.

People can also expect a perhaps personal, or at the very least, intriguing reading from the English Discipline department, which will be sharing original pieces.

Besides publishing expression in the form of text, the Chrysalis will also include artwork and photography for visual stimulation in case the senses have not had a complete overload just yet.  

Managing editor Kamille Montoya, the poetry editor Christopher Thoreson, and the Spanish editor Lizbeth Sanmartin, have been preparing for this moment for a while with the assembly of the journal beginning of August. 

Every attendee will also receive a free copy of the Literary Journal, which will be made available for free after April 21 at every library at EPCC. 

Copies will also be made available at the Chrysalis office, located at the Transmountain library, 9570 Gateway Blvd., North.


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