Cover to Cover, a student organization for English majors and minors, has partnered with Her Campus to host a Halloween costume party tonight. They will be passing out candy to the 800-1200 kids that trick or treat starting at 5:30 p.m on South Lamar Boulevard.
Her Campus, a student organization and website publication for women, partnered with Cover to Cover after President Joshua Mannery reached out to them about receiving $500 of funding from the College of Liberal Arts for the party.
Local authors and writers will be in attendance of the event, but the names of the special guests have not been released yet.
This is the first time that Cover to Cover and Her Campus have collaborated to put on an event. The party is being held for club members and anyone who wants to come and meet other student writers. It is also a chance for student writers to hear from authors who will be attending to speak to the students.
Mannery said that he feels like it’s a community of people coming together.
Leighten McCool, owner of Lost Dog Coffee shop in Taylor, is hosting the party at her house. She worked with Mannery to put on the event after he inquired about using her coffee shop as a space for the event.
“I’m excited about it,” McCool said. “I’ve got two boys at Ole Miss and a junior in high school, so the house is a lot quieter than it used to be when my boys were personally celebrating Halloween. It will be fun to have some students around.”
McCool said she wanted to be involved with Cover to Cover because of her father, journalist and university professor Curtis Wilkie. Wilkie will also be passing out candy on Halloween with the group.
Senior editor for Her Campus Alyssa Hetterich acknowledged that the Ole Miss chapter for her organization is smaller than others, and views the party as an opportunity for students to meet like minded people.
“Getting to not only socialize with students on campus, but potentially professors sounded like a really good deal for us,” Hetterich said.
Cover to Cover is a new student organization that was created last fall. The organization is designed to provide a creative space for English majors and other writers.
Mannery said that the club is for anyone who loves literature, even if they are not an English major.