My name is Katia Savelyeva. I’m a third-year English major at the University of Mary Washington, concentrating in literary studies and minoring in digital studies.
Writing means the world to me. I learned English as a second language from a young age, which means my life has revolved around language and my relationship to it. As with any force, language, writing, and communication must be harnessed with an awareness of the power dynamics it creates. If I had a singular life goal, it would be this to write for the good of others.
My tagline comes from the Ursula K. Le Guin passage “A Few Words to a Young Writer.” There, she argues, “A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight.”
Besides this central point, I care deeply about multimedia fiction, incomprehensible poetry, every river and forest that’s ever existed, and collaboration in all its forms. My favorite word is ‘dialogic.’