Poets celebrate Valentine’s Day with annual student reading

By Kyra Smith-Cullen
A&E Editor

February 14, 2013

Poetry aficionados will have an evening to enjoy and share creative works with a campus club on Valentine’s Day at 6 o’clock in the PUB Meeting Room Four.

‘Making love with Lyrically Speaking’ is an annual event, hosted by LHU’s poetry club for five years, which gives members and students the opportunity to share their original poems.

“It’s an opportunity for us to express love, in any form, through poetry,” said Secretary Laila Longer, a sophomore majoring in international studies.

Club members are not required to share their poems, but many take advantage of the encouragement offered by their fellow poets and the audience.

“My piece doesn’t have a title yet, but I was inspired by the movie ‘Friends with Benefits’,” Quanya Myers, Vice President and sophomore communication major, said. “At the time, both my friend and I were going through a similar experience.”

2012 was the first year reading for current treasurer Jessica Gardner, a sophomore majoring in accounting, after joining during the club fair.

“A friend and I had been interested in writing and poetry in our freshman year when we found Lyrically Speaking, and I’ve been attending meetings ever since then,” Gardner said. “I did ‘Making Love’ the following Valentine’s Day, and it was fun.”

Though this is their first reading of the year, Lyrically Speaking plans to host similar events later in the semester.

“We try to hold readings as often as possible because there is so much talent within the club that needs to be shared with the campus,” Longer said. “Eventually, I hope that they share it with the world.”

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