The last day for the event “Pizza and Poetry” for this semester is on Monday, Oct. 28. Normally, these events are the last Monday of every month, but there will not be an event like this for November. Since this is the case, make sure to attend and see what this event, put on by Student Activities, is all about.
It entails quite a few things, actually. First, of course, it entails pizza. Who doesn’t like pizza?
“Pizza is what is used to draw students to the event. Students like free things!” said Jared Hennings, the Student Activities Advisor. “It also includes poetry, usually done by spoken word artists.”
Spoken word artists are professionals involved in reciting poetry. Their versions are similar to rap music because of their own rhythm. In a nutshell, it is a beat without music.
“It’s a more upbeat form of reciting poetry. It’s not your parents or grandparents form of poetry.” said Henning.
The event usually runs for an hour. First the spoken word artist performs, and then any student who is willing to get up in front of everyone else and sing or recite poetry may do so. Sometimes, the music students also come in to play
“It’s a good way to show the talent of students on this campus.” said Henning.
When it’s nice outside, it’s held by the fountain outside the Reid Café. If it’s colder outside like this time of year, for example, it will be in the Underground Connection, also near the Reid Café.
Student Activities has kept this event going because students really seem to enjoy them. The students have the opportunity to possibly learn something from someone new.
From the artist, any student can learn from being told a story about life, a view on society, relationships, love, race or just anything the person speaking can think of. The person that is performing this month is a girl who goes by the stage name Kels. The musician that will be with her is Joel Eliot.
Eliot is from this area, and he plays guitar while he also sings. Henning likes to bring in any professional musician from the St. Louis area to the L&C campus.