POWELL, Wyoming — Northwest College’s literary tradition of Friday readings resumes this fall.
The Stothart First Friday Readings are held from noon-1 p.m. the first Friday of every month in the Hinckley Library Amphitheatre. The next reading is Friday, Oct. 2.
An open mic is set up at each event for college and community participants to read their original writing or offer their interpretation of a favorite author.
Over the years, poetry, essays, excerpts from favorite pieces of literature and more have been shared by readers from age 8 to 80. The list of participants includes nationally published authors, school children, community members, aspiring poets, NWC students, staff and faculty and many more.
First Friday readers can add their names to a sign-up sheet immediately before the reading starts or just wait and take the podium after the scheduled readers are finished.
Those who enjoy listening more than sharing are equally welcome. Food is allowed in the library amphitheatre for those who want to make their lunch a literary one.
The series is named in honor of Rob Stothart, a now-retired member of NWC’s English faculty, who helped launch the NWC Writers Series and contributed regularly to the Friday readings.