The inaugural event hoped to bring poetry and spoken word into the mainstream
A poetry slam was held on Wednesday, Nov. 29 on Cougar Walk to promote the Writing Center. The event found students, faculty and staff reading original poems and poems from their favorite authors in front of their peers and colleagues. Everybody that performed was entered to win an Amazon gift card. While the Writing Center held sign-ups before the event, most of the readings came from people impulsively deciding to perform. Along with promoting the Writing Center’s services, the staff hoped this event would show students the benefits of using poetry and spoken word as a form of expression.