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On a blank Apple notes page: "Before we even let ourselves experiment with creation, we deny ourselves the right to try. But what good does that do us?"

Take Note.

By Lila V. Singh - September 1, 2022
Lila V. Singh encourages creation as a medium to experience and converse with the world around us.

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Announcing the Spectrum Vol. 65 Launch Party

By Spectrum Editorial Staff - May 23, 2022

Dear Spectrum Readers,

On behalf of the Spectrum Literary Journal editorial staff, we'd like to cordially invite you to the launch party of Spectrum's Volume 65! 

Come join us on June 3rd from 5–7 pm in the College of Creative Studies Old Little Theater (located on the UCSB campus) or virtually on Zoom for an evening of literature, snacks, and community. The event will feature a selection of readings from Spectrum contributors, as well as the announcement of the winners of the 2022 CCS Writing Contests. 

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