By Elleni Paulson, Marketing Director, Ivory Tower
Well folks, it's that time of year again. While some of us tried to stave this off as long as possible, the University of Minnesota campus was finally hit with Mother Nature's most beautiful weapon: snow.
The snow flurried nonstop throughout the day on Sunday, trapping students inside their homes and apartments, leaving them no choice but to cozy up with a blanket and--you guessed it--their study books. With finals fast approaching, the snow provided the perfect excuse to lay low for a day.
The staff here at Ivory Tower is thankful for Sunday's snow day. It gave us some extra time to read submissions, and hopefully, it gave you a little extra time to craft and perfect your own. Just a reminder: there is still time to submit! We have extended our deadline to December 22nd, because we know how inspiring the holiday season can be to all you writers, poets, and artists.
That being said, we feel that one of the most beautiful parts of this snow day is the art that it inspires. We know you feel the same way we do--and we want to see your work! Don't forget to take in this beautiful scenery (you do live in Minnesota, after all) and use your creativity as a creative outlet! Besides, we know you probably need a break from studying for finals, anyway. What better way to relax than to stimulate the creative side of the brain?
So, after you've come in from your long trek through the snow, after your coat is hung and your mittens are drying... find a place with a nice view of the snow-covered city, and create (and, of course, don't forget to pass it along to your art-and-lit-hungry friends at Ivory Tower).