About Touchstone

From 1987, Stetson University has had a literary and arts journal in Touchstone. A lot of things have changed since then, but Touchstone is still here, publishing a yearly anthology of student-created art, literature, and music from the best and brightest creative minds Stetson has to offer. Additionally, student-created art is disseminated online and in the Reporter magazine under the “Touchstone” name. Pieces are chosen by a committee of Stetson students comprised not only of Touchstone’s staff but also interested students from the school at-large. Students interested in submitting can do so by following the links on the Hatter Network website, and students may submit work of any theme or genre. Physical copies of Touchstone are printed yearly and are available for free from distribution locations around campus; the racks in Sampson and Flagler halls are regularly stocked.

Uncouth Hour has been a staple of Stetson since 1997. Uncouth Hour is a student-run open mic night, welcoming the talents of comedians, poets, musicians, dancers, and any other artist whose medium involves a performance aspect. The event occurs weekly from 9:30 to 10:30 in the CUB Garage, and alongside the performances, provides snacks and cultural credits to attendees. Students interested in performing must attend in order to do so; there is no online sign-up sheet.

Inquiries about either Touchstone or Uncouth Hour may be directed to our executive editor Jacob Mauser ([email protected]) or to our associate editor Rene Campbell ([email protected]).