Poetry Night at COS April 25

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

What does spring and poetry have in common? Like a blossoming landscape, a poem can renew one’s perspective. Come reboot at Poetry Night when students, faculty, and staff will read original and other works at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25 in the College of the Siskiyous (COS) Library. Light refreshments and beverages will be available.

The COS Writers Club and the Library will host the poetry reading and most of the students who will read are in the Writers Club. “Poetry Night provides an inviting space for our community to gather and share in our passion for the art of poetry,” remarked Beckie Hobbs, Staff Advisor to the Writers Club.

“Poetry has the power to connect us by sharing diverse perspectives and experiences, providing a truly transformative experience for all! The evening offers the rare opportunity for faculty, staff, and students alike to read side-by-side.”

A college staff member who has read at the event for several years, said she appreciates the multiplicity of themes and writing styles. “While listening to an array of poems, one is transported to various vantage points,” Samantha Worthington said.  She said she looks forward to reading some of her nature-themed works and ending with a Mary Oliver poem to honor the poet laureate who died in January.

Library doors will open at 5:15 pm with readings starting at 5:30 pm. This free event is open to the public.  For more information, call the COS Library at (530) 938-5331.