May 2019: Ivy Hall Review Features Lila Dostal

Lila Dostal

Lila Dostal is a graduate writing student as Savannah College of Art and Design. With over six years experience in the field, she has authored several online publications focused around social stigmas in Victorian era England. She is set to defend her thesis this month, and will be walking in June to obtain her Masters in Fine Arts. She has served as the Graduate Editor of the Ivy Hall Review since January of 2018. This publication serves as her farewell piece to the journal. In her personal life, Lila is an avid ghost hunter, and enjoys spending her time with her cat, Frazier, and her partner, Euan. Her professional portfolio can be found at www.liladostal.com.

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April 2019: Ivy Hall Review Features Alejandro Bastidas

Alejandro Bastidas

Alejandro Bastidas is an author who utilizes his personal discoveries within emotions, behaviors, and personal moments as his ink. Through fictional worlds and characters, he is able to illustrate human conditions that he’s lived through, grown from, and now wishes to project them in a universal and relatable manner–with an entertaining twist. Born in Cali, Colombia, his writing projects the flavor of his culture and allows him to show readers the uniqueness of his background. Alejandro is currently working on the first novel of a fantasy series that will be finished by December 2019 so he can pursue publication and other literary projects.

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January 2019: Ivy Hall Review Features Maggie Schneider

Maggie Schneider

Maggie is a third-year writing student She is excited to share the story of how she and her mom became best friends. In addition to being a student, Maggie is a singer/songwriter currently recording her first full-length album. She’s had the opportunity to open for nationally touring artists and bands over the past 4 years, and played a date at the final cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour this past summer. Maggie has music available everywhere online now, and is looking forward to pouring more of her heart into writing and music this year.

 

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December 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Elliot R. Casteel

Elliot R. Casteel

Elliot is currently working on his second year at SCAD and has been writing for most of his life. His biggest inspiration is his mother, who is a published author and freelance writer, and has encouraged him in everything he does. With his writing, Elliot seeks to challenge societal norms in the beauty industry and social media, battling for a more accepting and open-minded future. He stands with the LGBTQ+ society and the body positivity movement, hoping for a day with less shaming, less assumptions, and more positive recognition within the media.

 

 

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November 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Catalina Marie Cano Zavala

Catalina Marie Cano Zavala

Catalina is a twenty-year-old writer and poet from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. She is currently a sophomore at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Both her writing and poetry attempt to explore the perspectives of social behavior and the bilateral thought process shared by Latin Americans, particularly Hondurans, as well as dismantle the misconceptions attached to the Latin American community by the media and outer countries.

 

 

 

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October 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Shannon Gillespie

Shannon is currently a Junior at SCAD and working towards a Writing major with an Art

History minor. Unable to pass a bookshop without going in, her “To Be Read” pile has
become multiple piles, while the 5 bookcases in her house have begun to bow from the weight of the books they hold. Bibliomania aside, Shannon spends her time spoiling her dogs, re-watching specific British cooking shows, and imagining a place where Fall is 75-80% of the year.

 

 

 

 

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September 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Madison Moats

Madison Moats is a sophomore at SCAD studying to receive her B.F.A. in Graphic Design with a minor in Film and Television. She believes storytelling is a vital part of the creative process and has always enjoyed writing poetry and fiction in order to add greater meaning to her work. In addition, Madison is a visual artist and a musician, and is always searching for the next art form to experiment with.

 

 

 

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August 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Lauren Smalls

For many writing is a passion. For Lauren, its a lifestyle. With a B.S. from The University of Tennessee and a M.F.A in writing from Savannah College of Art & Design, she bring words to life through storytelling, copywriting, and editing. When she’s not working with marketing clients, she promotes and encourages women of color through her blog, That Girl Can Write. 


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July 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Adriana Isabel Ruiz Ursula

Adriana Isabel Ruiz Ursula is a Peruvian multi – creative woman whose dream is to put her country’s wonderful and rich history on the eyes of the world. Writing and drawing historical fiction about the important events and people that marked Peru is something very important to her and people admired her for doing so. She received her M.F.A in graphic design from Full Sail University and she is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree on Computer Animation at the Savannah College of Arts and Design. When Adriana is not drawing or writing, she likes to watch biographical movies, WW2 based series and slice of life American comedies while relaxing in the couch and eating chocolate.


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