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RIC English Club presents Poetry Night

Sh-Ron Almeida

Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor

Graphic via Caroline Niehoff

The fall semester is almost ending. We survived the grudgingly midterms. Now we must prepare for something even scarier, final exams. With so much to do and so little time to spare, stress can become a very dangerous thing. It’s easy for anyone to break down from the piles of schoolwork toppling over them. It's important for people to express their feelings in a healthy and productive way. That’s why poetry exists. The messages hidden within the poems are raw and relatable. They help you through your mental storms as you twist and bend the language into a provocative art form. Poetry is your therapist through the highs and lows of life.

This is a good reason for you to check out Poetry Night. Held by the Rhode Island College’s English Club, people can listen to poetry and express themselves in a judgment-free zone. Therefore, this is the perfect opportunity to not only gain recognition for poems but also to make friends as well.

The English Club’s goal is to help aspiring poets get their work noticed. Additionally, they hope to gain a little more publicity because of their recent reestablishment on campus. Although they are aiming to attract more members, the English Club just wants everyone to have a fun time in sharing their top-notch writing skills and get people talking about their club.

The Poetry Night Event will be held on November 18, at Gaige Hall in room 100 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Any RIC student can attend for the price of $2 via Venmo to @RICEnglish-Club or with cash. However, if you are a participant and have a poem you want to recite, entry to attend the event is free. The Venmo and cash proceeds are for the English club. All the funds will be used for prizes for events such as the Winter and Summer writing contents that they host, as well as to help fund future events such as this.

If you have questions on what content is acceptable or not, make sure to email for more information. This is an event hosted at RIC, therefore a face covering is required to gain entry.


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