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Poetry contest to honor students, late professor

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under News

  Nine select students will compete for money in the fifth annual Graham Slam! poetry match 4 p.m. Friday in the Tarble Arts Center atrium. Dana Ringuette, the English department chair, said all nine students will win cash prizes depending on how they place, with the winner taking home $3,360...

German art school inspires poetry reading

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under News

An annual poetry reading will feature Mary Jo Bang, a published author and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Lecture Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. It will be free and open to the public. Bang is the author of seven books, the most recent of which is...

Poetry slam to honor Langston Hughes

February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Online

In honor of African-American Heritage Month, Omega Psi Phi fraternity is hosting a Langston Hughes poetry slam. It will take place at 7:11 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Lumpkin Hall Auditorium, Room 2030. Poetry slams are competitions in which poets read original works, and their performances...

Annual poetry reading to be held at Bob’s Bookstore Thursday

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter
October 16, 2016
Filed under News, Opinions

The annual Nancy Hennings Memorial Poetry Reading is coming back this year after not happening last year because of a lack of funds. The English department will host the reading 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bob’s Bookstore at 601 Monroe Ave. English professor Daiva Markelis, who also writes fiction...

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

SACIS show gives message of empowerment

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

At Voices and Visions of Empowerment, LaPorshia Graves told the story of a woman who has given everything to everyone for her whole life, without thinking of herself. “What does she have left? She has herself, so she built herself up,” Graves, a graduate student studying political science, said...

Creative non-fiction class prepares for open reading

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor
December 7, 2015
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

Students of an advanced creative nonfiction class will be performing some of their written work from in a public literary reading. The reading is titled “The Ghost of the Writer’s Present” and will take place at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in 7th Street Underground. The course is taught by Charlotte...

Poets offer advice at memorial poetry reading

Poets offer advice at memorial poetry reading

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor
September 21, 2015
Filed under News, Showcase

During the Allen Neff Memorial Poetry reading, Wyn Cooper and Matthew Minicucci read some of their own written work to the members of the Eastern community. The two poets maintained now only a professional atmosphere, but there was also some humor added to some of their works. This was the first...

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