Summer Staff Highlight #2: Robert Frey

Robert, one of our co-editors-in-chief, has been spending his summer in the United Kingdom, where he’s taking a class on Shakespeare’s plays at King’s College, London. His housing is only a short walk from the Globe Theatre, so he has been able to see several of Shakespeare’s works performed right there in the Globe.

In the weeks before and after the class he is taking, his plans include traveling around England, Scotland, and Wales taking in the sights and studying the local history of the places he visits.

Here’s Robert at York Minster cathedral:

Robert Frey Pic (edited)


Summer Staff Highlight #1: Kay Fairley

This past month, Kay spent a week exploring the North Georgia Mountains with her uncle in the small town of Blairsville, Georgia.

She began her journey by catching a train very early in the morning out of her hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This was her first solo train trip, so the nine hour trek north-east up and into the heart of Atlanta, Georgia seemed to be a lot shorter than it actually was. After experiencing a few minor delays, she arrived in Atlanta around nine o’clock that evening. From there, she took a car another hour and a half north, finally reaching the small town of Blairsville late that night.

She spent one (very cold and very rainy!) week exploring some of the sights that Blairsville and the surrounding towns had to offer. This included a visit to the highest point in Georgia (known as the Brasstown Bald), shopping and dining out in the tourist town of Blue Ridge, and viewing an antique car show in the heart of Blairsville after eating lunch at the first (and hopefully only) armadillo-themed restaurant she has ever been to. She was also able to hike out to see a reproduction of a giant water mill on one day of her trip.

Despite the fact that living on a mountain meant that cellular service and wifi-connections were scarce, she had the chance to do a lot of writing and reading, which she considered to be a pretty okay trade-off. At the end of the week, she cut across the Blood Mountain and hopped aboard a southbound train headed back to Hattiesburg.

Her plans for the rest of the summer remain undetermined, but she’s hoping they’ll include many more adventures like this one!

Kay Fairley Pic (edited)


A Summer Update

Hey Streetcar Fans!

We hope all of you readers, writers, and artists that have been so loyal to our journal are having a wonderful summer!  Whether you’ve been taking or teaching summer classes, studying abroad in an amazing new place, working hard at a job or internship, or hardly working and just enjoying these summer days, we hope the past couple of months have been treating you well.

We know some of you students have probably been taking advantage of this extra free time to work on your writing and art, so we just wanted to remind you that we’re always accepting submissions.  Even during these summer months when our staff is off doing their own exciting things, our inbox is open and we’re happy to receive all of your creative works.  You can click here to check out how to send in a submission.  The deadline isn’t until November 20th, though, so if you haven’t quite perfected your summer projects, there’s still plenty of time to get them to us in the Fall.

In the meantime, we wanted to let you know about something exciting that will be happening on our Facebook, Twitter, and here on our website in the coming weeks.  Our staff members are pretty amazing people.  They work hard during the year to bring you the new volumes of our journal, and we wanted to help you get to know them outside of The Streetcar a little better.  Each member of our staff will be featured in a staff highlight telling you a little about their summer plans and adventures, so keep an eye out for those and make sure to show our hardworking and passionate staff a little love!