Read the Press Release for Kavya Sebastian’s Short Story

The Marble Collection has just issued this press release to announce the publication of BHS junior Kavya Sebastian’s short story Hot Chocolate and Cronuts into their publication. Congratulations, Kavya! Here it is:

“Hot Chocolate and Cronuts,” a Story Written By Kavya Sebastian is Selected for Publication in The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts Spring 2015. 

LAKEVILLE, Mass. November 6, 2014 – Kavya Sebastian’s story “Hot Chocolate and Cronuts” was selected for publication in The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts spring edition. Kavya Sebastian is an eleventh grader at Burlington High School. Her studies involve advanced language and composition classes. She is the leading poetry editor for her school’s literary magazine as well as the vice-president of the Art Club. Through Kavya’s academic experience and love for the written word, she combines her understanding of literary devices and past experiences with her favorite reads to grow as an effective storyteller.

“Hot Chocolate and Cronuts” explores the stigma of avoiding companionship in strangers for the sake of human comfort levels, as lonesome as it may be. The story is about unanticipated connections between three occupants of a bakery, all struggling to balance their own desires and brings them together in unexpected ways. Readers can certainly familiarize with the anxiety of approaching a stranger in an attempts to form a bond, a common tie, anything to feel less isolated from the universe around them.

The Marble Collection (TMC) chose “Hot Chocolate and Cronuts” for publication from works submitted by students from 180 schools across Massachusetts. All published works are juror-selected to ensure artistic excellence. Through this selective process, TMC strives to publish the most diverse and acclaimed collection of work. After being selected, Kavya Sebastian participated in TMC’s online Student-Mentoring Workshop, in which she was paired one-to-one with a college student mentor who helped her refine her voice and guide her to publication for real-audiences.

“Kavya showed an extraordinary attention to detail in portraying her characters as dimensional beings with hearts and needs. She worked diligently to decide the lives of these characters and share the most telling parts with her readers. I had a wonderful time exchanging possibilities of her written world with her. She has shown immeasurable growth as a writer and storyteller.” Jaran Stallbaum, her student mentor, stated.

The Marble Collection: Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts can be purchased online at www.themarblecollection.org/subscribe.

About The Marble Collection [TMC]

The Marble Collection, Inc. [TMC], a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization, publishes the only Massachusetts statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring jury-selected artwork, writing, poetry, photography, and music by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC also offers e-Mentoring workshops in which teen writers and artists are partnered with college student mentors who help them refine their voices and guide their work to publication. At a time when budget cuts and an emphasis on standardized testing mean that fewer teens in Massachusetts have access to the arts, TMC collaborates with 200 Massachusetts schools and community groups to publish and mentor 100 teen writers and artists each school year.

For additional information on TMC please visit: http://www.themarblecollection.org.

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