Clementine Amidon FP’16

Clementine Amidon is a Frances Perkins Scholar and senior at Mount Holyoke. She was born in London, England, although she currently lives in South Hadley with a 3-year-old human tornado named Dominic. Amidon majors in English and minors in French. She is an avid writer of fiction and nonfiction, and her work has appeared in publications such as USA Today and the New York Observer. She hopes to continue writing for pleasure and the occasional paycheck.

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May 11, 2016

MHC: the antidote to stagnant.

I was 25 when I came to Mount Holyoke College as a Frances Perkins scholar. My son, Dominic, was two. I was filled with self-doubt and insecurity. I didn’t know what, exactly, I was doing at Mount Holyoke. All I knew was that I wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree. I believed it would somehow transform a life that was, at the time, fairly stagnant.

April 27, 2016

Oozing with literary tradition.

On Thursday, April 28, the students of Professor Corinne Demas’s English 303 short-story writing seminar will launch the 11th edition of the Blackstick Review. Founded in 2004, the literary journal is the culmination of my classmates’ hard work over the course of the semester.

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