Getting to know… the Literature Editor

Image Courtesy of Isabella Curiel-Ploumis

Sebastian Socorro
Literature Editor

By principle, I’m not particularly a fan of describing myself because it’s impossible to be objective, but if my Bander brethren had to go through this, I’ll try my best.

As is shown on the cover page of this issue, my name is Sebastian Socorro and I’m the current Literature Editor. I’m from Maracaibo, Venezuela (moved here when I was 11) and I’m in the ALC Literature program. I’ve always had a love for art of different mediums (visual art, music, films, books, games) but as a child I only really had regular access to books that I got from the library, so I decided very early that I would grow up to be an author and started writing. I’ve stuck to that decision ever since, and even now my love for literature and my relationship with writing is pretty much the only thing that has remained unchanged in my life.

Though I don’t often write poetry (I’m not as good at it as I’d like to be), I’m constantly writing short stories, chapters of books I hope to publish one day, and of course, articles for Bandersnatch. I started off as Office Manager and I loved that position, but being Literature Editor is almost like a dream to me and I always enjoy reading other people’s work. Some people might say I overreact when I see a minor mistake or a writing pet peeve of mine, but trust me when I say that it’s out of love.

There you go, I was tasked with describing myself as a person and I managed to talk about literature instead. I hope this is in some way useful for people that don’t know me, but if it isn’t you can always come by the club room (I live there) or come talk to me if you see me on the 405 (I’m lonely).

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol.49 Issue 10 on February 26th, 2020