Let your voice be heard at Open Mic Night
Event is collaboration between Lyceum, WUMD and the League of Extraordinary Poets.
BY SARAH LEWIS, Editor-in-Chief
Lyceum, WUMD, and the League of Extraordinary Poets (LEP) will be collaborating for the first time this Thursday at 2:30 p.m. to present the Fall Open Mic event. Students are welcomed to perform or watch as talent is displayed until 5:00 p.m. Musical performances as well as poetry readings will be accepted to the University Stage.
Lyceum is the literary and fine arts campus journal, WUMD is the campus radio station, and LEP is a poetry focused organization.
“Lyceum is more geared to showcase all forms of art,” said Pam Satchwell, Editor-in-Chief of Lyceum. “We’re interested in visual culture and the actual professional training of publishing.”
For the event, Lyceum and LEP’s focus is on poetry and the spoken word, while WUMD will be hoping to feature musical performances.
“I’m excited to be working with these organizations as WUMD has never done anything like this before,” said Kristen Golembiewski.
The event will feature around musical and poetic talent found in the student body. “Lyceum and LEP are seeking out poets, and WUMD is trying to recruit musicians,” Golembiewski said.
Satchwell agreed a group sponsored event would help broaden the event’s audience. “We thought collaboration would maximize diverse interests and not limit this event to people who only know one org. Hopefully, the event will introduce people to our org or more orgs, and open up the possibility for more of an artistic focus on campus.”