SpeakEasy: A Student Reading, This Thursday
On Thursday, November 12th at 8pm in the Wilson Chapel, Skidmore News will be hosting SpeakEasy: A Student Reading. The main organizer of the event, Chloe Kimberlin ‘17, described the event as “an opportunity for students to share their creative writing with other students.” Kimberlin also explained how she wants to help establish a writers’ community, where students can read their work monthly.
All students are welcome to sign up and read anything they’ve written, from fiction, non-fiction, poetry or anything in between. Each reading needs to be submitted through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and cannot exceed five minutes.
Chloe Kimberlin ‘17 helped establish and organize SpeakEasy because she feels that “Skidmore’s music community is huge, its art community is great, but from what I’ve seen, its writing community is really lacking.” She went on to explain that it’s not because there’s a small population of writers at Skidmore, “it’s just because they don’t have an outlet dedicated solely to writing, where they can share their work. I think there are so many writers on campus whose work never sees the light of day.”
The first SpeakEasy was hosted last year in April and proved to be a big success. SkidNews hosted another one at the end of last, during which ten students read their work.
Kimberlin also described the Wilson Chapel as “a really cozy environment; we always have warm drinks and desserts, and the audience is always really supportive.”
Make sure to stop by the Wilson Chapel this Thursday to be part of a great community and support the work of your fellow Skid classmates.