ACU students participate in Artwalk
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2000
Abilene Christian University's Poetry Workshop and members of The Shinnery Review student literary magazine will be participating in a Rent-A-Poet event at the Abilene Bookstore on Thursday, April 13, from 6-8 p.m. as part of this month's Artwalk.
For the price of a dollar, these "rented" student poets will write free verse based on any given topic and donate the proceeds to Abilene Adult Literacy.
Al Haley, ACU writer-in-residence, oversees the Poetry Workshop and said the students have been practicing the art of spontaneous poetry to prepare for Rent-A-Poet.
These poems will "contain sharp imagery, be well crafted, and finalized on a computer so you'll leave with a nice, clean copy," Haley said. "These poems could make a unique gift for a special somebody who enjoys the literary touch."
In addition to the free-verse poems, spontaneous readings of classic and contemporary poetry will take place.
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