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Jazz, Drinks, and Poetry at The Central Pen Mixer

 

Mocktails and chit-chat to start the evening!

Mocktails and chit-chat to start the evening!

The Central Pen Literary E-Zine held a mixer event featuring the talents of students and faculty who submitted their creative work to the e-zine over the past year.  The event was organized by the faculty co-advisors, Professors Maria James-Thiaw and Melissa Wehler, Sarah Douglass, and the WACH committee including Kathy Panza, Sarah Davidson, Diane Porterfield, Micaiah Smith-Morris, and Jack Babinchak.  For the first part of the evening, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed mocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and light jazz before sitting down to enjoy the creative talents of our creative community.

Christopher Porter, Aja Williamson, and Derrick Johnson

Christopher Porter, Aja Williamson, and Derrick Johnson

Derrick Johnson, first-place winner of the slam poetry contest held earlier this year, hosted the event.  Along with the host, the event featured Aja Williamson, the second-place winner of the slam contest, and Christopher Porter, the third place winner.  The three recited new, original poetry to an excited crowd of one hundred students, faculty, and staff.  Keep an eye out for this triple threat at our next poetry slam. Continue reading

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The Central Pen Mixer!

Join the contributors to the new “Central Pen Literary Journal” as they present their submitted works, ranging from poetry to short fiction. This upscale event features heavy hors d‘oeuvres and drinks. Attendees are asked to dress in business casual attire, just like you would dress when attending an after-hours business mixer or networking event.
Student performances begin at 8:30 p.m. The emcee guiding the night is student Derrick Johnson, winner of the 2013 NCommon Poetry Slam.

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