Sigma Tau Delta, the English fraternity, will host a Poetry Slam this month.
The slam is 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 20 in the Great Hall in Tom and Brenda McDaniel University Center.
The slam will start with two featured poets from the organization before opening the mic to attendees. The rest of the event will consist of an open mic session for people who want to share their own poetry.
No registration is required for the event.
“You just show up,” said Madelyn Parker, English junior and vice president of Sigma Tau Delta.
“Even if you just have some poem on your phone or something like that, it’s not a big deal where you have to submit anything to us. You dont have to submit anything ahead of time. Just bring a poem, and write your name down and jam out.”
Parker said she knows that there are writers on campus who are not English majors, but she wants to highlight their work.
Erik Hamilton, acting sophomore, said he is excited to attend the slam.
“I am totally interested,” Hamilton said.
“I love poetry, and I’ve actually been writing for years. I really like the idea of slam because it combines my loves of poetry and performance.”
Parker said she hopes if enough people come, this can become a monthly or bimonthly event.
“If no one knows about it, it probably won’t be a big thing, but that would be amazing if we could make it monthly,” Parker said.
The event is free and open to all students and faculty.