Category Archives: Projects

Published CCPI projects


The Hot Pink Meltdown

Not exactly a sequel to her first play 25 Squirrels but more like a cousin who hangs out on the same threadbare couch, The Hot Pink Meltdown is another signature Ali Wisch play, this time featuring a toilet painted neon pink. Once again her dead-on ear for slacker dialogue and her expert knowledge of the

25 Squirrels

Ali Wisch’s first play, 25 Squirrels is a comedy about a group of twenty-something slackers, a series of increasingly bad decisions, and a dead cat. Ali graduated from Champlain College in 2009 and now works as the Chief Brand and Culture Officer at Shipyard Rehearsals in Boston. Her play was published with the assistance of

Endangered Alphabets

The goal of the Endangered Alphabets Project is to preserve most of the world’s vanishing writing systems by carving them in boards of beautiful Vermont curly Maple. With an introduction by David Crystal, author of The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language, the book aims to raise questions about writing itself: how it develops, what it expresses


A Stonehenge is a three-sentence prose haiku that captures a fleeting moment and ends with an arresting and transformative piece of action. It is a vivid memory, sharply described. Stonehenge, published in 2012, is a collection of the most vivid and powerful student works to date, accompanied by striking visual images. The first edition was

Pulitzer or Bust

“Read a lot, take your writing seriously, have courage, and take risks.” Pulitzer or Bust, published in 2011, offers valuable information to student writers — advice from those who have already been through the same struggles and come out on the other side. Edited by Champlain College Alum Trish Tomlins, the book shares quotes and

First-Time Author

First-Time Author doesn’t tell readers how to write their book; instead, it highlights the ways in which someone setting out to write a book for the first time may go wrong, and how to survive confusion, self-doubt, and self-sabotage. Published in 2014, its production and release was managed in part by a CCPI student working

My Own CEO

Robert Bloch is the director for Champlain College’s innovative BYOBiz entrepreneurial program. In 2012, he published My Own CEO, a set of dialogues between Bloch and nine entrepreneurially minded college students who followed their instincts and discovered their passions. CCPI students transcribed the interviews, edited and copyedited the book, shot the photographs, and worked with

Thirty Percent Chance of Enlightenment

What started as a National Geographic assignment to watch a monsoon in India turned into an adventure for author Tim Brookes. Along the way, he learned the history of the umbrella and the spiritual dangers of plumbing, crashed a Hindu wedding, and was left ankle-deep in a holy river where the temple elephants bathe. Tim

Emotional Eating With Diabetes

Emotional Eating with Diabetes, published in 2012, is about overcoming the eating-related challenges associated with diabetes, a disease that revolves around food. This can sometimes lead to using food in a self-destructive manner to cope with the tremendous emotional and mental burden that comes with managing diabetes. Author Ginger Vieira helps those with diabetes build

Your Diabetes Science Experiment

Living with diabetes involves dealing with many challenges on a daily basis and can be overwhelming. Author Ginger Vieira shares her experiences with type 1 diabetes to discuss how to combat insulin resistance, how different parts of normal life impact insulin sensitivity and how to adjust your insulin doses for meals, background insulin needs and