Poetry night livens Little Theater

Photo by Mika Kotanova

Students filled the Little Theater for "All Hallow Eve's Open Mic" night.

The Writing Center decided to change the name of the event to “All Hallow Eve’s Open Mic” this year to try to get more involvement from students and faculty.

Some read from their favorite author, while others recited their original writing.

Staff of the Writing Center handed out apple cider and donuts for a small donation.

Tim Dillon, Writing Center coordinator, started off the poetic night with “The Hollow Men,” by T.S. Elliot.

Twenty-five storytellers took the stage.

Student Tyler Boes wore a mask while reciting “Lies” by Anonymous.

“Incorporating my mask made the poem come alive," he said.

While others told their poems and stories, Joe Laurell decided to play an original song on guitar.

He wrote the song “This is Real” a while back and has made several changes to it.

Peter Coomar, Dean of Applied Science and Engineering Technology, translated a poem in Bengali.

The night concluded with a Halloween costume contest.

Stephanie Guyor won for her 50’s outfit and received a $20 dollar gift certificate to the MCCC bookstore.