Aurora Hosting Launch Party for 2019 Edition

Date Posted: 

Monday, April 29, 2019

ELKINS – The Aurora, the literary and creative journal of Davis & Elkins College, will introduce its latest publication and celebrate a new chapter in the magazine’s history with a launch party from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 29 in The Icehouse. The campus community is invited to enjoy refreshments while hearing students read their entries. 

“When you turn this page, you will not simply find individual contributions to the Aurora,” Executive Editor Kass Williams said of the publication. “Rather, you will be captivated by a narrative that blends the voices, experiences, and emotions of every artist within these pages. The 2019 edition of the Aurora is not merely a magazine: it is the collective conscience of a people, detailing our struggles, inspirations, and courage. Upon reading our magazine, you will begin a journey, stepping through the past, present, and future with the turn of each page. 

“The beginning of our magazine reflects on our history—as individuals, as a country, as a people—and the tensions that continue to haunt us,” Williams continued. “Further on, we explore current issues in society and the ways in which we overcome such issues, such as drawing on the world around us for creative and spiritual inspiration. Finally, our magazine concludes with messages of hope for the future, presenting solutions for overcoming the emotional and political turmoil of our time.” 

This semester, the Aurora entered the digital age with the addition of a webpage created in conjunction with Booth Library. The site,, provides information on upcoming events, deadlines for submissions, the Aurora's history and its contributors, information on how to join or submit, and PDF files of current and past editions.

The 2019 edition of Aurora will be released in hard copy at the event and in digital format.

Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at or call 304-637-1243.