CALA writing instructor Holly St Lifer recently returned from Leros, a small Greek island off the coast of Turkey. Leros is home to a refugee camp where thousands live in limbo, awaiting asylum decisions. Holly was in Leros to volunteer with the organization Echo100Plus. Through Echo100Plus, Holly worked with refugees to put together ZINE—a digital publication that gives “a voice to the voiceless.” Through essays, art, interviews, and photography, the refugees of Leros share their stories.
This semester Holly is teaching Feature Writing for Print and Digital Media at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.