Castings Journal

Eleven creative writing students attended the Southern Literary Festival and Oxford Conference for the Book this past March, where they participated in master classes on screenplay writing, dramatic writing, poetry, prose, and creative nonfiction as well as publishing. Castings 2013, edited by alums Paulena Passmore, Jennifer Sharp, and Danielle Morris received an honorable mention in the Print Literary Journal category of the literary competition.

Castings is the literary journal that publishes the poetry, prose, fine art and photography of our students. It’s an opportunity for students to showcase their talent and represent the creativity within the CBU community. It is put together every Spring semester by two student editors and overseen by Dr. Karen Golightly in the School of Arts. To help promote the journal and motivate students, submissions are entered into a contest where the winning students in each category win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place monetary prize.

2014 Winners of Castings Art and Literary Competition:

Fine Art: Johnnie Sue Huddleston — Mike at Moe’s
Photography: A Gift of Nature — Alvin Siow
Poetry: 3:28 am — Claire Rutland
Prose: Eight Weeks to the Sea — Jessica Love

Fine Art
2nd and 3rd place: Johnnie Sue Huddlestone

2nd and 3rd place: Alvin Siow

A Gift of Nature 2

“A Gift of Nature” Alvin Siow



2nd place: Nathanial Celenski
3rd place: Jessica Love

2nd place: Janara Harris
3rd place: Larshay Watson