April 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Jack Young

 
Jack Young is a freshman at SCAD Atlanta pursuing a B.F.A. in Writing. His favorite authors include Jane Austen, Patti Smith, and Rainer Maria Rilke. In addition to writing, Jack is a musician and has released music with independent record labels in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He spends his free time drinking copious amounts of coffee and impatiently waiting for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé to release the sequel to their song, “Telephone.”

 

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March 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Ximena Blanco

Ximena Blanco is a senior pursuing her B.F.A. in writing at SCAD, with minors in creative writing and business management and entrepreneurship. She has worked in the publishing industry, for editorial magazines, and with children in writing workshops. Originally from Paraguay, Ximena has rowed a canoe in the Philippines, gotten trapped in a mall overnight, hiked through the Amazon, and has yet to eat a taco. And although half of those things aren’t true, Ximena believes an overactive imagination is the first step towards accomplishing great things.

 

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February 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Allison Bolt

Allison is a junior at SCAD, Atlanta pursuing a B.F.A in Writing as well as minors in creative writing and book arts. She currently holds the position of Opinions Editor at SCAN and The Connector. In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching bad sitcoms, and overthinking. 

 

 

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January 2018: Ivy Hall Review Features Abdiel Vallejo-Lopez

Abdiel Vallejo-Lopez is a Masters of Fine Arts student at SCAD, Atlanta currently working on his Writing degree. He earned a B.A. in Humanities from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he studied poetry among other creative writing techniques. Abdiel now works as an intern at Paste Magazine, writing the latest articlesabout music, movies, and entertainment. In his free time Abdiel likes listening to music. He especially likes the albums of The Fugees and The Red Hot Chili Peppers and enjoys reading Stephen King horror stories.

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January 2017: Ivy Hall Review Features Stacy Verner

Stacy Verner is a 26-year-old writer from Charleston, South Carolina. She holds a B.A. in Magazine Journalism from The University of Georgia and is working towards her M.F.A. in Writing from SCAD. She spent the last several years working in the creative and marketing departments at various advertising agencies, although her true love lies in freelance. In addition to recently completing her first novel, Stacy enjoys finding and writing stories with a heavy emphasis on the human experience. She considers her niche to be exploring the small space between technology, science and humanity, and unearthing the everyday heroes who walk among us.

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December 2016: Ivy Hall Review Features Lauren May

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For Lauren, writing is a compulsion and has always been her preferred medium for making sense of  life. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 2007, and moved to Atlanta in 2015. She loves exploring spirituality and the healing arts, both ancient and modern, and has been teaching yoga for two and half years. She finds solace in improv comedy, mundane moments, and deep belly breathing.

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November 2016: Ivy Hall Review Features Jasmyne-Nicole Walker

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 Hailing from Albany, GA, Jasmyne-Nicole is a cultural rhetorician and wordsmith with a lot to say. She is also a second-year graduate student pursuing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction and New Media Writing. When she’s not playing with words, J-N can be found playing the roles of butler, awesome aunty, chef, and entertainer to her almost-two nephew, Beau, and her almost-one Pitbull-Retrievers, Treble and Bass. 

Congratulations to Jasmyne-Nicole Walker for winning the GENERATE challenge for the writing department with her creative nonfiction, Hindsight. 

GENERATE is a creative competition hosted by SCAD each year to challenge students to create completed works of art in a 24-hour period. SCAD Writing MFA candidate,  Jasmyne-Nicole, showcased her signature prose in a heart-rendering story. We’re proud to share her voice with you.

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January 2016: Ivy Hall Review Features Lauren Small

Although Lauren’s heart resides in Tennessee, she has a love affair with Atlanta, Georgia. Falling in love with the creative culture of the city she is now earning her MFA in Writing. Lauren finds inspiration in creative non-fiction and cliché dating guides. 

 

 

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