Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Artisans' Alliance to Host Poetry Reading

Have a little poet in you? Might want to brush off that notebook and get to speaking, because a poetry reading will be coming to Vol State this week.

Artisans' Alliance will be hosting a poetry reading, "Voice in the Spotlight," on Thursday, Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. in the carpeted dining room of the Wood Campus Center.

The event will offer plenty of free coffee for those who attend, plus artists will be reading their own selections while silhouetted against a screen.

"I feel like it adds an aesthetic that we're trying to go for with something a little more sophisticated, and I don't want people to focus on the speaker. I want them to hear the words they are saying and really take them in," club vice president Michael Clark said.

The unique atmosphere of the poetry reading will hopefully be a comfortable space for students to share their soul, according to Clark.

This is the first poetry reading event Artisans' Alliance has been responsible for, and Clark hopes it's a way to bring Vol State's writing community together.

"I feel like we have a lot of creative writers here, but I feel like they don't have a lot of outlets to share their work," he said.

Since Artisans' Alliance is a club made up of various people that want to further their artistic skills, so  the poetry reading seemed like the perfect fit to try and bring Vol State's art students together.

"We want it to be a club where art students who are actively involved in the community want to change the way things are now and push the art forward. I feel like Vol State's art community really isn't a community. Artisans' Alliance is there to bring those groups together," Clark said.

There are already several students lined up to speak, but it's not to late to submit your work for the reading. The selections that are submitted will be included in a free zine that will be available at the event.

For more information about the event, email Clark at vsccartisansalliance@gmail.com.

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