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Poetry Roadshow presented in Richland
March 26, 2007

Richland, Wash.–Seattle poet Elizabeth Austen is bringing Washington’s Poetry Roadshow to Washington State University Tri-Cities March 29-30, with a reading Thursday night and a workshop Friday morning. Each event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the East Building Auditorium on the WSU Tri-Cities campus, 2710 University Drive, Richland. – Poetry reading, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Austen’s reading will be followed by an open microphone — bring your own poems to share. – “Call and Response: Poems from Poems,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 30. In this interactive workshop, Austen and participants will explore the ways … » More …

Slam poet delivers fairy tales with a twist
September 29, 2006

One of Germany’s leading slam poetry performers will perform in German and English at WSU as part of her 2006 U.S. tour titled “Fairy, the Tale.” The event, free to the public, will take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Kimbrough 101.Nora Gomringer will perform both oral tale spinning and poetry slam. She will re-introduce listeners to a number of old German fairy tales but with new twists. Slam poetry puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they’re saying and how they’re saying it. In slam poetry contests, poets are judged on a numeric scale … » More …

Poetry contest brings out creative engineers
March 9, 2006

Ah, poetry in the springtime, love and… materials science and engineering?Unlikely as it sounds, the WSU student chapter of the Materials Research Society is holding a poetry contest to celebrate materials in engineering.”For an engineering club to hold a poetry contest is perfect,” said David Field, advisor to the student club and associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. “It’s sort of like an English club holding a bridge-building competition.”It seems like it doesn’t really fit, but it’s something that is a lot of fun for us, and we have some tremendously creative people.”Looking for ways to provide a little stress relief … » More …