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National Day of Racial Healing: Writers Give Voice

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, 1535 Wilson Rd, Pullman, WA 99164
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About the event

Join us at the museum for an hour of readings by WSU Campus Civic Poets & finalists, creative writing students and faculty, and student editors of WSU creative writing publications. In honor of the National Day of Racial Healing at WSU, students are encouraged sign up at the event to share a poem during the open-mic portion, which will conclude the event. Copies of selected poems from the canon will be available to read, as well as work from WSU’s Visiting Writer Series authors and Blood Orange Review / LandEscapes / EcoArts on the Palouse contributors. In collaboration with the Holland Terrell Library’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections (MASC), the event will be accompanied by a letterpress printing of the poem A Small Needful Fact by WSU Visiting Writers Series author Ross Gay. “A Small Needful Fact” by Ross Gay was originally published through Split This Rock’s The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database.

Thanks to Cameron McGill, Linda Russo, and Bryan Fry from the Department of English for organizing this program. Thanks to Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections for their letterpress collaboration.

STUDENT PARTICIPATION | WSU students are encouraged to attend the English Department Open Mic on January 12, 2023 as an opportunity to prepare for Writers Give Voice.