Club feasts on poetry, pizza


The poetry and pizza event was hosted by the Slam Poetry club on Feb. 23. During the event, participants watched renowned poets recite their work.

“Gina [Loring] is a poet, actor, singer and activist I met during my Get Lit! Fellowship,”  president of the Slam Poetry club freshman Sophia Fetouh said. “I did not choose her poem, she sent the video to me for a suggestion to show it at the Pizza and Poetry event.”

A total of 15 participants showed up to the event, most of them not members of the Slam Poetry Club.

“The event was somewhat of a success, however, I knew people only came for the pizza,” Fetouh said. “That was disappointing.”

Fetouh had been planning the event for weeks, and she was satisfied with the outcome.

“I created a site for RSVP, posters, QR code, and an announcement on WCTZ for the event myself,” Fetouh said.

Students at the event not in the Slam Poetry Club showed interest in the topic and participated in group discussions.

“It was a super-nice vibe and all,” freshman Robert Santiago said. “I enjoyed the poetry readings, even if I was only there for the free food.”

By Francis Lewandowski