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 powerful forces, language, writing, and communication must be harnessed with an awareness of the good they can create, and I want to promote such a good wherever possible.
My tagline comes from the Ursula K. Le Guin passage “A Few Words to a Young Writer.” There, she states, “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, research of all kinds, incomprehensible poetry, every river and forest that’s ever existed, and collaboration in all its forms. My favorite word is ‘dialogic.’