Student-Faculty Poetry Reading on Feb. 17

Several students and faculty members will share their work at the annual Shades of Blue Poetry Reading from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 in the Lee Reception Room of Reinsch Library at Marymount University. The event is free and open to the public.

“It’s so much fun every year!” said Holly Karapetkova, chair of Marymount’s Department of Literature and Languages. “It’s one of my favorite events. For students, it’s a great opportunity for them to read their work in public and have that sense of an audience. It’s also an affirmation that their work matters and is valued.”

Readers include the following winners of Marymount’s annual poetry contest: Amanda Ghobadi, a senior graphic design major; Peter Lengye, a senior English major; Stephen Niedzwiecki, a junior English major; and Walker Valdez, a senior English major.

The student editors of BlueInk, Marymount’s literary magazine, will also read. They are Nhu-Phuong Duong, a junior English major, and Jennifer Carter, a sophomore nursing major.

Faculty readers include Michael Boylan, chair of the Department of Philosophy, Karapetkova, and Kirsten Porter and Sarah Trembath, adjunct professors in the Department of Literature and Languages.