The Peacock's Feet
The 2011-2012 staff of The Peacock's Feet (from left to right, standing: Ben Mitchell, Christy Marion, Jodee Westbrooks, Emily Brischler, Benton Meadows, Jordan Hughes; from left to right, kneeling: Tori Quante, Peggy DeJardines, Lauren Holman).
As a public liberal arts university, there is no shortage of inspired, fresh, artistic minds at Georgia College. The Peacock's Feet is simply an instrument through which students can showcase and appreciate one another's work. In contrast to the workshop method one finds in the classroom, we provide students with a more professional arena where accomplished work can be appropriately recognized.
From designing a cover to selecting prize winners to the font in which work is represented, student editors are given complete creative control in the production of their yearly publication. Students are encouraged to submit all forms of expression, including visual arts, creative writing, and for the first time, music. This year, The Peacock's Feet is excited to offer an ePub version of the journal, allowing for the inclusion of audio submissions in addition to the traditionally written and visual submissions.
The Peacock's Feet also hosts occasional gatherings where promising students are invited to read original work aloud to their peers, professors, and the general public. "Red Earth Readings," as they are called, provide yet another opportunity for the creative voice to be heard. For those not quite ready for the stage, The Peacock's Feet also organizes Open Mic Nights for up-and-coming creative writing students in Intro and Intermediate level classes.