WELCOME TO AERIE!
For more than thirty years, the University of Hartford's student writers have sought ways to share their talents with the community. As early as the 1970's, faculty members and students from the University's English Department collaborated to showcase student writing. Preliminary attempts ranged from individual student productions to informal Bohemian collaborations.
The 1980's and early 1990's brought on an explosion of literary work from the undergraduates at the University. Due to the continued lack of a formal magazine, writers from across the University of Hartford campus created various publications, large and small. Faculty members met with students as an extracurricular activity rather than as a course or a club. Literary magazines were something of an underground operation, a hobby.
When Aerie was first introduced to the University in 1996, it served as a venue for the English Department to publish winning pieces from the Department's annual writing contest. This new literary magazine was run exclusively by faculty.
Now, Aerie acts a voice for all of our University's family to share their pieces and better connect with one another through the arts. We seek to represent a more diverse and dynamic student population than ever before. Not only will Aerie impress future employers, but through your work we hope to foster greater creativity and positive social change throughout the University and the local Hartford community.
We are nothing without dedicated artists and fans like you.
“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large
in his works.”