The CTLE Writing Center presented a poetry reading Monday night in honor of the National Day on Writing. The reading took place in the Moskovitz Theater of The DeNaples Center and began at 7:30 p.m.
The event showcased five feature readers and nine students, who read at the open mic portion of the event.
Writing Center Coordinator Amye Archer read three poems from her new book, “Bangs.” “Bangs” features poems about Archer’s growing up in the ‘80s.
Dawn Leas, Associate Director of Wilkes University’s MFA program and author of the chapbook “I Know When to Keep Quiet” read several poems, including three about her twin sons.
Ginny Grove, currently at work revising her book “BREAK,” chose selections about her struggle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and her experience teaching.
Stanton Hancock read poems from an anthology that featured his works alongside the works of eight other local poets. Additionally, he read a new poem for the first time publicly — one he had finished that morning.
Finally, Andree Catalfamo, Ph.D., Reading Specialist and Academic Development Program Director of the University of Scranton’s CTLE, read her poem “Too Young for Woodstock.”
After a short intermission, students from The University took the microphone and read their own poems.
A book sale followed the event, featuring the chapbooks of the featured poets and the book “Everyday Escape Poems.”