On Friday, Nov. 20 the St. Thomas literary club hosted a poetry slam in Scooters to raise student awareness about the February installation of a stained glass window in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library honoring author Zora Neale Hurston.
This is the first stained glass window dedicated to a female African-American author in the library.
Students could choose to read either their own poetry or favorite poems written by other authors. Because there was a low turnout of student participation, no prizes were given away.
The literary club, who organized the event, is made up of students majoring in English. Group participants also include members of the English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, as well as students who simply enjoy reading and writing.
The literary club, advised by professor Alexis Easly, will be planning other events to raise awareness of the new stained glass window.
Sally Schreiber can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org