Words and symbolism flowed through the library as INK, the College’s creative writing club, presented its Spring 2019 Student Reading Series on Thursday, April 25 at 8:30 p.m. in the library auditorium.
INK, the College’s student-run creative writing club, hosted Slam Down The Walls, a biannual slam poetry competition, for student-artists to debut 10 minutes of their best spoken-word poetry in the Bliss Hall Lounge on Thursday, March 2.
INK, the College’s creative writing organization, gives its members a chance to explore their passions by crafting, presenting and discussing their own short stories, poems and more. One of the clubs most popular events is its Student Reading Series, in which three students are hand-selected to read their work in front of an audience.
The College’s creative writing organization, INK, hosted its Student Reading Series for this semester on Tuesday, March 4, in the Library Auditorium. Soft piano-playing filled the dimly-lit room, setting the stage for the three readers: Alena Woods, Blaire Deziel and Noor Azeem.
A cozy crew of students who appreciate the arts gathered in the Travers/Wolfe Lounge to share coffee and donuts at the Halloween-themed coffeehouse hosted by the College’s very own creative writing club, INK.
The Visiting Writers Series (VWS) will host its last writer with a reading by Creative Writing Professor Dan Pope. A former lawyer who went for his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the writer's workshop program at Iowa University, Pope recently published his book, "In The Cherry Tree," before coming to the College to teach upper level creative writing classes.
The Visiting Writers Series, which brings up-and-coming and reputable authors to the College, is getting ready for another event, but this time with Amy Benson, an adjuct professor of the College's creative writing department. She comes to the College fresh after publishing her first novel only months ago, a memoir entitled "The Sparkling-Eyed Boy."
Since Cathy Day, chair of the College's creative writing program, joined the English department faculty, she has hoped to offer students a more comprehensive creative writing program. This goal has now been realized, and the new creative writing minor goes into effect next fall.