Poetry Coffee House At SCCC/ATS
KSCB News - April 9, 2012 8:21 am
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a Poetry Coffee House is planned for 7 p.m. April 26 at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School.
The event will feature SCCC/ATS students reading their original poetry, live music, and readings by the winners of a high school poetry contest.
Hot coffee, iced coffee, and gourmet appetizers and sweets will be served up along with the poetry and music.
This is the third year for SCCC/ATS’s Humanities Division to host a Coffee House.
“Our first two Coffee Houses last year were huge successes, said Janice Northerns, SCCC/ATS English instructor. “We are hoping for an even bigger turnout this year. Even people who don’t think they like poetry may want to give it a try,” Northerns said. “Poetry doesn’t have to be stuffy, especially when it’s read aloud. April is the time to recognize poetry and celebrate the written word, and we want to invite everyone to come out for a relaxing evening of fun and entertainment.”
National Poetry Month was started in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets and is held each April “to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture,” according to the Academy of American Poets’ web site, www.poets.org.
There is no admission to attend the Poetry Coffee House, and it is set for 7 p.m. April 26 in the Shank Humanities Building at Seward County Community College/Area Technical School, 1801 N. Kansas, in Liberal. For more information, contact Janice Northerns at 620-417-1456 or [email protected] , or Bill McGlothing at 620-417-1457 or [email protected] .