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The written word is celebrated at NWC's monthly First Friday reading

Posted September 20, 2010

POWELL, Wyo. - Northwest College invites the community to join in its monthly First Friday readings. The next reading is Friday, Oct. 1.

Poetry, essays, moving excerpts from favorite pieces of literature and more are shared from noon-1 p.m. on the first Friday of each month in the Hinckley Library Amphitheater.

An open mic is set up for participants to read their original writing or offer their interpretation of a favorite author. Those who enjoy listening more than sharing are equally welcome.

Readers from 8 to 80 have participated over the years. The list of participants includes nationally published authors, school children, community members, aspiring poets, NWC students, staff and faculty and many more.

“Northwest recognizes the power of the written word in connecting people with disparate interests, backgrounds and occupations,” said Grushenka Castanon, who coordinates the First Readings on behalf of the NWC English Department. “It also values the rewards to be gained from taking time to listen to words that inspire others. We encourage the community to join us in discovering our mutual connections by sharing those words that resonate within us.”

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.

More information and a video of the September 2010 First Friday reading are available online by following the “First Friday” link.

Or e-mail or call Grushenka Castanon at 307-754-6121.