The Emancipator Staff

Brooke Drinnon
Chasia Eidson
Nicole Golden
Shelly Graves
Kristin Mayes
Lisa Phillips

Faculty Advisor:
Silas House, LMU Writer-in-residence


The Emancipator was founded in 1999 by students Ginger Glenn, Jason Howard, Angie Slater, and Sandy Slater with the guidance of faculty advisor Liz Lamont. The journal is named in honor of President Abraham Lincoln. LMU serves as a living memorial to the legacy of President Lincoln.

Website: Joshua Dodson

From the Desk of...

Silas House,
Faculty advisor for The Emancipator

As the writer-in-residence at Lincoln Memorial University, I can’t begin to say how blessed I feel to be working with students as dedicated and talented as those who attend our school. The staff of The Emancipator is made up of students who really care about the written word, about art, about doing the best job they can, and I commend them on a job well-done.

In this issue of The Emancipator—all-new and redesigned—we try some new things: we’ve incorporated a special interviews feature and our staff members have solicited work from established writers as well as from LMU students. The staff even secured a short story by literary legend Earl Hamner, Jr. This issue’s artwork is all supplied by LMU students or alumni. Their photographs worked around the theme of “Appalachian landscapes,” whether that meant a mountain, James Still’s grave, a truck fender, a roadside memorial or a finger strumming a banjo, all subjects that you will find within these pages. In a nod to our foundations, staff-members managed to get one of the journal’s founders to contribute a couple of his own photographs.

Students submitted wonderful stories, poems, and essays that celebrate our differences and our sense of togetherness. Ultimately this issue showcases what a talented lot of storytellers, poets, and artists we have here at LMU. Enjoy.

Brittany Berry

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