An event all about the ladies

Oct 30, 2017

The Spoken Arts Cub aired women's views and experiences during an Oct. 24 open-mic event at Claflin.

The theme was “Ain’t I a Woman." Speakers recited poetry pertaining to relationships, labels, stereotypes and appreciation.

“For someone who doesn’t attend stuff like this, it was quite passionate,” Montaius Stewart, a senior at Claflin, said. “Each person brought their own style and nailed it.”

Even though the event was centered around women, two brave men participated. One of them, Eric Caldwell Jr., read his poem in appreciation of women and about his desire to find the right one.

A Claflin instructor, Dr. J. Renae Trombley, came to the event ready to perform her poem. “Am I too late to sign up?” she asked.

In the middle of the program, a mic was passed around to engage the audience with a group poetry freestyle. Anyone wanting the mic free styled a few lines and passed it on to the next person to continue.

“I thought the poem ‘Love, love, love’ as a group was a fun idea that had everyone laughing,” Kayla Richardson, a senior, said. 


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