Blank Slate Literary Magazine offers creative space for writers

By Jasmin Kee | Published by Jan. 29, 2018

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Kean University has a new organization called the Blank Slate Literary Magazine and those who want to showcase their creative pieces are welcome to join.

This bi-annual digital magazine was thought of by Jan Balakian, who is a professor in the English Department and also the advisor for the magazine.

Balakian wanted to create a club that gives Kean University’s students, staff and alumni a creative outlet.

“Blank Slate is for students’ creative writing, fiction, poetry, drama as well as artwork and photography,” said Balakian.

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Blank Slate Literary Magazine logo Source:

Additionally, the organization holds events, some of which are for raising money in order to have a print publication of their magazine as well as entertainment events such as Prose and Poetry Night on Dec. 8. This event will include a reading of prose and poetry from the members of the Blank Slate as well as an opening at the end for anyone who is interested in participating as well.

The event will be taking place at Rock ‘N’ Joe’s Coffee Bar at the Union Train Station from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you are interested in submitting a piece of your work to the Blank Slate Literary Magazine, you can email the organization at

If you are interested in joining the organization or would like to attend a meeting, meetings generally take place in the CAS building in room 308 and members meet at least twice a week and are publicized at least a week in advance.

If you have any questions or if you are interested in becoming a member, you can e-mail Jan Balakian at

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