Honored Students Publish Scribendi Magazine 2022: UNM Newsroom


The 36th annual edition of Scribendi was unveiled at the Western Regional Honors Council (WRHC) conference last month and was a key part of the conference’s opening night, held at the Andaluz Hotel.

Scribendi is primarily produced by honors students from the University of New Mexico (UNM) Honors College – however, in 2016-2017 the magazine featured its first exchange student, and two more for the 2017 school year -2018. Today, it publishes the creative work of honors undergraduate students from more than 200 WRHC institutions.

The WRHC conference brings together students from participating honors programs from across the country: 300 students, staff and faculty from 50 institutions attended. Scribendi has published the majority of its art and literature at schools outside of the University of New Mexico, and the launch party was an opportunity for staff to meet the far-flung contributors whose work they had been reflecting on since the launch. ‘fall.

Although not all 41 contributors appear in the 2022 edition of Scribendi were able to attend the conference and present their work, 10 artists and authors shared their pieces and their creative process with an enthusiastic audience that included Scribendi staff, honored faculty, friends and family.

Poets and prose writers presented their work:

  • Arwen Grace Baxter | “Drip War Crimes”
  • Kyra Jee | “Negative Entropy”

Literary contributors

  • Kristen Chastain | “Infinite”
  • Zoey Kartchner | “Black Veil”, “Glory”
  • Joshua Martelon | “Two Knitted Halves”
  • Benjamin Tobacek | “Homesick”

Visual artists Nadia Jokiman and Allison Peschek discussed their work and inspiration with open media creators Michael Caspi and Raychel Kool. The staff presented Caspi’s WRHC award-winning short film Lost Connections to the public.

Problems of Scribendi can be found around UNM Honors College or can be shipped for a nominal fee.


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