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Waiting for Yoko: The Connecticut Student Poets 2019

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Spoken Word Series

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 , 6:30 p.m. in the SPIROL Art Gallery

QVCC’s Genie Johnson is the Only Connecticut Community College Student Selected

“Waiting for Yoko: The Connecticut Student Poets 2019” will feature readings from the Connecticut Student Poets and an open mic follows the featured performances. This show is the latest in the popular Waiting for Yoko Spoken Word Series, conceived by Professor of Fine Arts Mark Szantyr, and takes place on Tuesday February 19, 2019, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Spirol Gallery on QVCC’s main campus at 742 Upper Maple Street in Danielson, Connecticut 06239.

Every year since 1970, the Connecticut Poetry Circuit has chosen a small group of student poets from Connecticut’s colleges and universities to go on a reading tour of campuses across the state in the spring semester. This years selected five student poets include Christine Byrne, from the University of Connecticut; Genie Johnson, from Quinebaug Valley Community College; Rachel Kaufman, from Yale University; Louisa Mahoney, from Trinity College; Maxim Schmidt, from Albertus Magnus College.

“We’re excited to be able to host these talented young poets,” said QVCC Professor of English Jon Andersen. “And we’re especially excited that QVCC’s Genie Johnson was selected for this high honor. I am not surprised that the selection committee recognized the power of her carefully crafted poems.”

For more information please contact Jon Andersen, professor of English, 860-932-4054)  or Mark Szantyr, professor of fine arts, 860-932-4160).

Sponsored by: The QVCC Fine Arts Department and the QVCC Cultural Programming Committee


February 19, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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