Writing Fellows to host Valentine’s poetry night

For any student wanting to spread their own original writing, poetry night is where that can become reality.

The MCCC Writing Fellows are hosting their biannual poetry night Thursday, Feb. 6, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Cellar of A Building.

That same day, a bake sale will be held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the cafeteria to help raise money for the program.

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, the theme of poetry night this semester is love.

“Love is one of the most common topics in poetry,” said Emily Wagner, master of ceremonies for the event.

Any student is able to sign up the night of the event to read work they have written themselves as well as other works that interest them.

Different ways of presenting poems are allowed and even encouraged.

In the past, students have performed their work through music as well as acting.

“Sometimes a lot of poems are how you interpret and speak them,” Wagner said.

She said the purpose of poetry night is to connect people with the Writing Center as well as people interested in literature.

“It’s a really good way to get the entire community involved without anyone feeling singled out,” Wagner said.