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“Renegade Readers” gather for a read-in

Sophie Young, Reporter April 17, 2022
Stephanie Smith, associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism, walked up to the microphone as the crowd fell to a low buzz. In her signature glasses and a statement tee supporting Ukraine, she welcomed the range of “renegade readers.”

Wick Poetry Center gathers international community to share poetry

Megan Shovestull November 15, 2018

Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center held its fourth annual World Poetry Reading on Wednesday. The evening was filled with international students, professors and faculty sharing poems in their native language...

University Libraries to honor Constitution Day

Taylor Robinson September 15, 2017

Kent State Libraries will honor Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17 with a public reading of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.The reading will begin at noon in front of the University Library on...

Sophomore fashion merchandising major, Quierston Byers, reads the book Intro 14 in the Wick Poetry Center on Tuesday March 10, 2015. The Wick Poetry center has a quiet and comfortable reading room on the third floor.

Reading between the lines: The satisfaction from a book

Felicia Guadagni March 10, 2015

“I read to escape to a different place. It’s just nice to be somewhere else besides the real world.”This sentiment from Megan Deierling, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, is common among avid...

Wick Poetry Center poetry reading by Maj Ragain

Alyssa Schmitt November 11, 2014

Maj Ragain will be reading in the Wick Poetry Center’s poetry reading series Nov. 12 in Room 306 of the student center at 7:30 p.m.“Maj Ragain has taught at Kent State for over forty years,” said...

Carol Maier reads Nuria Amats unfaithful translations of Emily Dickinson at the Last Exit Bookstore during the literary text reading Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 held by Kent States translations studies program.

Literary text reading at Last Exit Books

Alyssa Schmitt September 30, 2014

The sound of foreign tongues bounced off the bookshelves at the Last Exit Bookstore in downtown Kent during a literary text reading in a variety of languages Tuesday night.Students, faculty and community...

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Opinion: The power of fiction

Carley Hull September 4, 2014

About 21 years ago the late David Foster Wallace said in an interview, “I had a teacher I liked who used to say good fiction’s job was to comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”In Wallace’s...

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