Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Open Mic Night a Success!

Poetry is alive and well in Collinsville IL, as our recent open mic night at the Blum House proved. Five area poets shared original works while two more read poems from favorite authors. The styles of these poems varied greatly, but the quality of work remained shockingly high throughout the evening.  Background music was provided by local artist Wiggpaw, who used cassette players (!) checked out from the Collinsville Memorial Library Center to create rich, textured soundscapes. At the snack table the brownies were the stars of the night, easily moving more units than the homemade cream cheese raisin pound cake and cherry vanilla cupcakes combined. A good time was had by all.    

Posted by Grahm Underwood, Library Clerk