Adam Johnson and Amy Fleury Reading

Last night, we were fortunate enough to have acclaimed author, Adam Johnson, and esteemed poet, Amy Fleury, read some of their work. We were so pleased to see such a wonderful crowd come together for this experience!

We’d like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors: the Women’s Studies and English departments, the PAGE Center, and the College of Arts and Sciences, and without them, this event would not have been possible. We’d also like to thank President and First Lady Patterson and Dean Brown for their attendance. Their support truly means the world to our organization. Finally, we’d like to thank our faculty advisor, Professor Connelly, for ensuring the event ran smoothly.

Meet the 2022-2023 Editorial Board!

Hello and welcome!

We are so excited to see you all back for the fall semester. As we start to settle in, we are simply elated to announce the 2022-2023 E-Board. They are eager to see and read your art, poetry, and prose. Be sure to stop and say hi if you see them around campus!

Megan Gardenhour: Editor-in-Chief (EIC)


My name is Megan Gardenhour and I am the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Reflector. I am a senior English Secondary Education major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Oddly enough (not surprising to those who know me), I am a double Cancer with my Sun and Moon signs. I cry a lot. 

Speaking of crying, I love watching anime! My favorites are Haikyuu! and Attack on Titan. I’ve been a member of the Reflector for 4 years now and my favorite part about it is seeing the enthusiasm and passion for the Open Mics and Launch Party. I’m most looking forward to meeting the incoming freshmen and encouraging others to believe in their own writing.”

Emily Dziennik: Associate Editor


I’m Emily Dziennik, and I am the Associate Editor of the Reflector this year! I’m a junior English Secondary Education major with a minor in Creative Writing. I have been part of the Reflector for 2 years. 

I’m an only child, but I have a 10-year-old dog named Dexter who I adore. I also consider myself a bit of a book collector and I have over 200 books in my personal library. Some call it hoarding, I call it preserving knowledge… 

My favorite part of The Reflector is that we get to create a space to appreciate art from students on our campus! So often the arts are overlooked and forgotten, but we ensure this space always exists to share the wonderful and diverse work written within our community. This year, I am most looking forward to meeting new people! I am always excited to welcome new members and help them get involved with this awesome organization.”

Alaina Conaway: PR Chair

“Hi! My name is Alaina Conaway, and I’m your PR Chair for the ’22-’23 school year. I’m a senior English major with a concentration in professional and creative writing, and this is my second year in the club.

Because I am elderly at heart, I love baking and embroidery. I also love to mention that I have an armpit tattoo any chance I get, so feel free to inquire if you see me around campus.

My favorite part about this club is getting to know people through their creative pieces. I think sharing your poetry, prose, and/or art is a major display of bravery, and I’m eager to experience it firsthand!”

Hannah Cornell: Treasurer

Hannah is a junior English major with a concentration in professional and creative writing. She also has a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies and is a member of the Wood Honors College. If you see her around campus, please give her a warm welcome!

The first Reflector meeting will be held on Thursday, September 1st at 3:30 in the DHC Fishbowl. We hope to see you there!

Meet Your 2021-2022 Editorial Board

Welcome back to the 2021 Fall Semester!

The Reflector is ready for new student submissions with art, poetry, and prose thanks to our new Editorial Board. Meet them down below, and if you see us on campus, come say hi!

Megan Gardenhour – Editor-in-Chief (EIC)

Hi, everyone! My name is Megan Gardenhour and I am a junior English Secondary Education major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. It is an honor to be elected your Editor-in-Chief this year, and I promise to be the leader you deserve for all things literary and peculiar. I have two furry nephews named Ollie and Frankie, and all three of us will fight you on the street if you say you love Charles Dickens. I also love to make pasta at ungodly hours of the night and will gladly talk to you about apparitional lesbianism for a solid 30 minutes. I can’t wait to see you all!

Hannah Cornell – Associate Editor (AE)

Hello everyone! My name is Hannah Cornell and I am an English major with a concentration in creative and professional writing, and while I am currently lacking in a minor, I am planning on adding history to my academic repertoire. This is my second year in the club and my second year in a leadership position as well. I am a major book worm and could easily spend a week talking to myself (or anyone who will listen) about my favorite books and the pros and cons of the writing within them. I am super excited for this year to start and I look forward to meeting potential club members and “publishees”.

Autumn Jones – PR Chair

Hello, all! My name is Autumn Jones and I am your PR Chair! I am a senior English Secondary Education major. This is my third year in the club, and my second year in a leadership position. I love all things Halloween and will definitely quote from movies too much. I am so excited to meet everyone and get back to promoting this club in all its glory. Stop by and say hello! See you soon!

The first Reflector meeting will be over Zoom on Thursday, September 3rd at 3:30 pm. See the Zoom link below. We hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 928 9869 9401

A Year in Review – 2021

Halloween Open Mic – October 22nd

Post Love Open Mic

Watch the video of Associate Editor, Luke Hershey, here.

Guest Speakers

DANIELLE GELLER, a graduate of Shippensburg University, is a writer of personal essays and memoir and a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award. Her first book, Dog Flowers, was hailed in a starred Kirks review as “A deftly rendered, powerful story of family, grief, and the search for self”.

Her work has appeared in Brevity, The Paris Review, and The New Yorker. She is a member of the Navajo Nation: born to the Tsi’naajinii, born for the white man. Learn more at

KAZIM ALI was born in the United Kingdom and has lived transnationally in the United States, Canada, India, France, and the Middle East. His books encompass multiple genres, including several volumes of poetry, novels, and translations. He is currently a Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego.

His newest books are a volume of three long poems entitled The Voice of Sheila Chandra and a memoir of his Canadian childhood, Northern Light: Power, Land, and the Memory of Water. Learn more at

FRANNY CHOI is a queer, Korean-American writer of poems, essays, and more. She is the author of two poetry collections, Soft Science (Alice James Books, 2019) and Floating, Brilliant, Gone (Write Bloody Publishing, 2014), as well as one chapbook, Death by Sex Machine (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017). Learn more at



Read them here: Reflector Archive

And grab your physical copy of each in Horton 331!

Here’s to Another Year!