Poetry on the Spot in JWW


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To fight midterm blues

Writers’ Group is setting up shop in J. Walter Wilson every day this week from 11 ’til 2, bringing us fresh, personalized poetry.  This student group, supported by the Swearer Center, helps developmentally disabled adults in the Blackstone Valley Industries by leading weekly creative writing workshops that serve as forums for self-expression. At the end of the year, participants’ works are compiled into an anthology. Through Friday, Writers’ Group is raising money to fund the anthologies so that every participant gets one. Find their table in the JWW lobby, give them a subject, and they’ll go to town. Most poems will only set you back a buck, but be warned: the likes of sonnets and sestinas run for a bit more. Surprise your friends with a goofy free verse, send a venomous haiku anonymously to your ex, or profess your love for that hot econ TA in the form of a personalized poem–the possibilities are endless. Go explore them and help a good cause while you’re at it.

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