Multicultural Poetry Night to take place at Benedictine College

Multicultural Poetry Night

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Alpha Mu Gamma, Spanish Club and the Black Student Union are proud to present a Multicultural Poetry Night during International Education Week. The event is set for 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12, in the Gangel Seminar Room on the third floor of the Ferrell Academic Center. There will be two guest poets who will share some of their work, and then an open mic period for those in attendance to share a poem in any language.

Anyone who would like to present during the open mic period can sign up here

Poet Annette_BillingsThe first guest poet is Annette Billings, an award-winning poet and actress known for her dynamic writing and delivery style. She has published three collections of poetry—A Net Full of Hope (2015), Descants for a Daughter, and Just Shy of Stars (Spartan Press, 2018). Her work has been included in numerous print and online publications as well as seven poetry anthologies. You can learn more about her at

Poet Huascar_MedinaThe second guest is Huascar Medina, a well-known poet and playwright who currently serves as the Lit Section Editor for seveneightfive magazine located in Topeka, Kan. He is a member of Topeka’s Speak Easy Poetry Group and the Red Tail Collective in Lawrence. Recent works published can be found in Finding Zen in Cowtown (Spartan Press, 2017), Kansas Time & Place: An Anthology of Heartland Poetry (Little Balkan Press, 2017), and in his first collection of poems, How to Hang the Moon (Spartan Press, 2017).

All are welcome to attend and participate.