One Blue Wall is a creative publication that values diversity, freedom of expression, and a sense of community within the youth of Louisville. Through our biannual literary magazine, our website, and our events, we strive to provide a spotlight for various forms of creative media and an outlet for like-minded, passionate people to connect with each other.
In the latest issue, Diary of First Mate John, each piece of writing concerns a man named John, whether it speaks from his perspective, builds a world around him, or recounts an interaction or relationship that he has created with another person. Each writer was given the character knowing only his name and his loose relationship with the sea. The result was a wide variety of pieces illustrating who John was. Ultimately, it is an amalgamation of styles, in which the pieces read like a collaged anthology that recounts the life of the consistent character, first mate John.