University of Jamestown Announces Spring Launch of Plainsong

Apr 4, 2024

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Aaron Cloyd, Ph.D., UJ Associate Professor of English & Theatre Arts, speaks at an event celebrating the 2023 issue of Plainsong in April 2023 at The Arts Center in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, ND – University of Jamestown is thrilled to announce the spring launch of the 37th issue of Plainsong, a student-led literary and arts journal. This launch marks another milestone in the University’s commitment to fostering creativity and showcasing its students’ talents.

Plainsong, a publication run by students and faculty, is a platform for the University’s community and Northern Great Plains region to share creative works. The magazine features a diverse range of content, including poetry, short stories, essays, and visual arts from students, community members, and nationally recognized writers and artists.

The spring edition promises to be a vibrant collection of the University’s best creative minds.

“We are incredibly proud of our students, staff and faculty who have worked tirelessly to put together this edition of Plainsong,” said UJ Associate Professor of English & Theatre Arts, Aaron Cloyd, Ph.D. “Their dedication to promoting the arts within our community is truly inspiring. We can’t wait for everyone to see the amazing work they’ve done.”

The spring launch of Plainsong will be celebrated with readings and presentations by artists and writers featured in the publication including contributors Scot Loyd, Stephanie Jorritsma, Teagan Palmer, Casey Daigle, Troy Gunderson, and Megan Wahl. The event is free and open to the public and will take place on April 22, 2024, at 7 p.m. at The Arts Center, located at 115 2nd St. SW, Jamestown ND, 58401.


More information about Plainsong and how to submit work for the 2025 publication can be found at


Stephanie Jorritsma shares about the work she contributed to the 2023 issue of Plainsong in April 2023. Another piece of her writing is featured in the 2024 issue.

University of Jamestown is ranked as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Established as Jamestown College in 1883, UJ is a private, Christian, liberal arts university granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in Business, Education, Leadership, and Clinical Counseling. Doctoral degrees are available in Physical Therapy and Clinical Research. University of Jamestown Accelerated, UJ’s online division, is based in Phoenix and delivers intensive upskilling opportunities to learners in a variety of settings. For more information, please visit

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