Walking through campus, sophomore psychology major Grace
L’Orange takes notice of the multiple postings of concerts and
advertisements everywhere. With a shrug of the shoulders and a
sigh, she continues on.
“I look for concerts … but it would be nice if other forms of
art or entertainment were presented,” L’Orange said.
There are many venues within the front-range region that provide
poetry, fiction and non-fiction readings by established and
up-and-coming artists, including the Creative Writing Program’s
Writing Series hosted by the English department and the Hatton
“Seeing the live-arts are memorable,” L’Orange said. “I only
wish I could be more aware of what’s going on.”
The English department continually notifies the students within
the department of upcoming presentations, a service that some
students not in that department wish they had.
“I feel that every person in every major should have the
opportunity to expand their mind,” said Kristin Miller, a freshman
open option major. “They should be able to think critically about
humanity-type issues, for it deals with them too … I have yet to
hear of any readings or presentations.”
Students within the English department are regularly notified of
coming events and are encouraged to soak up as much oral literature
as they possibly can.
“People are incredibly excited about poetry, they just don’t
know it,” said Laura Mullen, associate professor and poet. “They go
buy rap and hip-hop records – that’s poetry. Poetry is truth and
people know that the truth is important, but they don’t always want
to hear it.”
Mullen, along with a fellow poet and professor, Matthew
Cooperman, will be reading at the University of Denver today.
Interested students can inquire at the English department for
further details concerning upcoming readings.
Thursday — Tomaz Salamun reading, 7:30 p.m. Lory Student Center
Friday – Salamun lecture, 4 p.m. Lory Student Center room
Oct. 30 – Matthew Cooperman, Aaryn Richard and Carol Christ,
7:30 p.m. Hatton Gallery
Nov. 13 – Lee Gutkind, 7:30 p.m. Hatton Gallery
Dec. 4 – Shelle Barton, Stephanie Marcellus and Jean Knight
Pace, 7:30 p.m. Natural Resources Building room 113