Student Publications

Red Clay is a student-run literary organization that seeks to foster an appreciation for the literary arts at Sweet Briar.

Red Clay publishes student writing and artwork — online, in magazine format, in broadsides, in creative flyers and even chalked on sidewalks around campus. Red Clay also organizes readings by area writers and by fellows from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, a year-round residential retreat for international artists adjacent to Sweet Briar’s campus.

Red Clay also sponsors trips to area colleges for readings and arranges poetry slams and student readings, including events that partner with students from nearby colleges. In addition, Red Clay coordinates a variety of other happenings of a literary nature, including the Poems and Pies Night, when students, faculty and staff gather to read aloud their favorite poems and enjoy a slice of pie from the famous Woodruff’s Café and Pie Shop.

Housed in Fletcher Hall, the staff of Red Clay meets weekly. For information, contact the editorial staff at