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Poetry workshop and open mic event

Student News | Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Library will be hosting a poetry workshop and open mic on Thursday, April 26, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Local poet Vernell Bristow will lead the workshop and emcee the open mic event. Bristow is the co-founder of Writer’s Block Poetry and has participated in regional, national and international slam poetry competitions, as well as the annual Columbus Arts Festival poetry competition. We are thrilled to have her here during National Poetry Month and we hope this event will provide students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share poetry that explores such themes as gender, race, leadership and more. 

To participate in the workshop portion of this event (4:00 to 5:00 p.m.), click here to register. The open mic will directly follow and is open to the community without registration. Both will take place in the Multimedia Studio located on the first floor of Columbus Hall at the Columbus Campus. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Julie Zaveloff at or Lorena Popelka at


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