Zine 1: The Desktop Issue

Erato is excited to share our first online-exclusive zine! The Desktop Issue focuses on a student’s desk as a microcosm of identity:

The limited horizontal real estate in a student’s room results in a student’s desk being in constant flux. Papers are written on and put away, drawings made and scrapped, laptops opened and closed, candy wrappers set aside to be discarded later. Some might keep their desk simple and organized, while others might have a system that works only inside their mind. On each desk is a student’s identity, spread across the tabletop. A desk is also a reflection of current experiences, littered with objects indicating beginnings and endings, a surface of subtle intimacies ripe for examination.

Click here to read The Desktop Issue. While reading, you can also listen to our Spotify playlist curated for this edition!

Along with the zine, we are releasing the Adobe Illustrator file used to create the front and back cover elements, which includes a wood texture, sticky notes, a phone, an open book, lined paper, notebooks, highlighters, an eraser, a pencil, and a pen! EratoZine1-DeskElements.ai is licensed by Erato under CC BY-NC.

Special thanks to The Desktop Issue’s contributors: A. Thomas, John Jajeh.

Submit to the 2018-19 Edition of Erato!

Interested in submitting your work to be considered in this edition of Erato? Fill out and upload your work to the Google form below. Use one form per submission; you may submit multiple times.

https://goo.gl/forms/KjYtOr8yo5okhzIw2

Please title your submissions file with your name and title of work as:
NAME_TITLE.file, Ex: “GeorgePBurdell_BuzzBuzz.jpg” so we can keep track of your work!

Submissions are due by Wednesday, October 31, 2018!

First Staff Meeting of Fall 2017

Our first staff meeting for this fall semester will be this upcoming Monday (Aug. 28) in the student publications office at 6:30pm.

To find our office, enter on the main floor of the Smithgall Student Services Building (“Flag Building”) across from the Student Center, and head down the hall besides the vending machines. Take a right at the end of the hallway.

During this meeting we will give background on what Erato does as a student organization as well as a student publication. There are many ways people can get involved and everyone has a unique skill set to offer! We look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new interested students next week!!!

Pom-Pom Workshop

We held this event in April 2017 and forgot to share it here.

During this workshop, an Erato staff member taught those who attended how to make cute, colorful pom-poms out of yarn. Students who came had a good time de-stressing before finals by jamming to an ’80s music playlist and getting crafty. We hope to hold more craft workshops in the future! If you have ideas for something you might enjoy email us at eratojournal@gmail.com.

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Showcase Party in March

Please come to our Publication Showcase! This is an event to celebrate the 2016 edition. We will be giving out free copies of Erato and there will be free food. Join us to see the artwork of Tech students, have fun, and learn more about how you can get involved with Erato. We hope to see you there!

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Staff Meetings & Submissions

Check out our About and Submit pages to learn more about how you can be involved with Erato via joining staff or submitting your own works of art for publishing.

Staff meets Mondays 4-6pm.

The 2017 edition submission deadline is October 1, 2017.

First Staff Meeting of 2017

Erato and The North Avenue Review will be holding their first joint staff meeting this Friday (January 13th) @ 5pm.

The meeting will be held in the Student Publications Office, located in the Smithgall Student Services Building (“Flag Building”). To find our office, enter on the main floor across from the Student Center, and head down the hall besides the vending machines. Take a right at the end of the hallway.

The meeting will last between 30 and 45 minutes. It will cover a little bit of background about Erato and NAR and how you can get involved. We’re off to an exciting start this semester, with both Erato and NAR preparing to release new issues.

We look forward to meeting everyone!