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We’re back at it again with another talented and lovely #wcw This week we’ve focused on our intern, @valerieroyzman : junior journalism major and Italian studies minor. She is the editor & a reporter for the @kentwired as Valerie is captivated by stories that are necessary & deeply felt; it’s the kind of work she wants to do, no matter what form of writing that takes her into in the future. She likes lilacs and is never not cold. She’s pictured here with Ada Limón, one of her favorite poets.
Continuing the streak of wonderful #wcw our intern for today is @emily_rose_26 Emily is a freshman ASL/English interpreting major. She’s been working hard to learn about and advocate for the deaf poetry community, a niche she has completely fallen in love with. Emily says she has found an amazing poetry community within the Wick!
Join us tonight in the Main Library Grand Reading Room of the Lakewood Public Library to celebrate the opening of Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders. Opening remarks begin at 7:00. The event is free and open to all, and the exhibit will run until April 30.
Join us for our Wick Weekly informal writing workshops. Come to the Wick Poetry Center attic on Mondays from 11:00-12:00 or to the Wick Poetry Corner in the Library on Thursdays from 1:00-2:00. Bring work to share and a pencil to write with our interns.
Another week, another wonderful intern for our #wcw Today it’s Callan Latham: poet, writer, lover of flowers and the sea, and high school senior. @callanwrites hopes to major in English & Creative Writing in college. She is the president of @perception.rhs her high school’s literary magazine. The past three summers she went to Wick Juniors Writing Club as a student and joined us this year to teach.
Submit to our Undergraduate Poetry Contest! Every year we open this contest to Kent State undergraduate students. Submit one poem to our Submittable page at http://ow.ly/UGrX50myEPX for a chance to win a scholarship of up to $1,500.
@mariahhhh_j is our wonderful #wcw of the week! Mariah is a journalism major & creative writing minor. She loves having her hands in both worlds: telling the stories of others with feature writing and of her own through poetry. She is a writer for @uhurumag and interns @thedevilstrip . On March 13th, she’ll be releasing her self-published poetry book “To Wilt and Bloom” on Amazon! Mariah hopes to continue exploring the power or poetry and exposing it the people around her.
Today is the last day of the Traveling Stanzas exhibit in the Taylor Hall Gallery. We are so grateful to everyone who came out to help us celebrate ten years of this project. If you haven't seen it yet, stop by before the end of the day!
Our #wcw this week is the crazy awesome @camcgorman Cameron is a poet, writer and journalist; which means that she loves to write in basically every way she can! She also loves podcasts—listening and submitting horror stories to them—and a good hat. Cameron is the current editor in chief of @lunanegramagazine , columnist and illustrator for The Kent Stater, and a Sr. Editor for @theburrmagazine Find her on Twitter @camgorm.
Join us tomorrow for a reading with award-winning, Ohio-based poet George Bilgere. Find us in Room 306 ABC of the Kent State Student Center at 7:30 p.m.
Introducing Wick’s weekly #wcw starting with out with our wonderful intern, @carriegeorgephoto Carrie is a senior journalism major with a writing minor, from a tiny town in Maryland called Bel Air. She has worked for both @lunanegramagazine and @brainchild_magazine while rediscovering her love of poetry. One day, Carrie would like to make a career out of teaching poetry.
Join interns Carrie George and Cameron Gorman in the Wick Poetry attic TODAY from 11:00-12:00 for Wick Weekly, an informal writing workshop.
The 2019 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize is now open for submissions (link in bio). The final manuscripts will be judged by the incredible @ndinn . The winning manuscript will be published by The Kent State University Press in 2020 and the author will be invited to give a reading with Natalie Diaz on the Kent State campus in 2020. #poetry #firstbook #firstpoetrybook #poetrymatters #kentstate #submittoday Photo credit: Alonso Parra
This past Thursday we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of our collaboration with Valora Renicker and her VCD students on the Traveling Stanzas project. The night was a wonderful collaboration of design and poetry. We thank everyone who came and everyone who spoke about their work on the project. Not to worry if you missed it, the exhibit in Taylor Hall Gallery on the second floor is open to the public and will be open until February 21, 11am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday. We hope to see you there! Photo credit to @carriegeorgephoto
What is your favorite Mary Oliver poem? Let’s celebrate her magnificent life with her lovely words. Mary Oliver, 1935-2019 Photo: © Mariana Cook