When English majors Beth Ann (Lindell) Day, ’87, and Mark Eaton, ’87, debuted Script in 1987, it had been well over a decade since Whitworth had had a literary publication. “We didn’t ask anyone if we should do it, we just did it,” Day said at the time.
The journal has continued as a student-run annual publication and features students’ poetry, prose, art and drama, and provides a literary voice on campus that represents students from a variety of majors. Script’s inaugural year, English professors Laurie Lamon, ’78, and Vic Bobb were instrumental in helping to select pieces from dozens of submissions, and they have continued their involvement in the years since, alongside student editors. The Script tradition now includes a reading each spring by the student authors.