Join us in APRIL 2015 for National Poetry Month and PoemCampus

PoemCampus is a month-long celebration of poetry across Norwich University during the month of April, National Poetry Month. PoemCampus hosts poetry-related events and exhibits in buildings across campus. The events are open to all: students, faculty, staff, and our local community members. Check out the schedule, below!


Wednesday, April 1
3:00 p.m.
Question and Answer with Ellen Bryant Voigt
Webb Hall, Room 307, Norwich University
Come spend forty five minutes talking with Ellen Bryant Voigt. The room will be turned over to students and community members asking Voigt about her poems, her process, or any other writing related questions.

4:00 p.m.
Ellen Bryant Voigt Reading
Milano Ballroom, Norwich University
Come spend forty minutes listening to former Vermont Poet Laureate give a reading. This reading is free and open to all. Q&A and book signing afterwards. Books will be for sale.

Voigt, originally hailing from Virginia but now long settled in Vermont, was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. She also received a Guggenheim grant and was Vermont Poet Laureate from 1999-2003. Her latest collection of poetry, Headwaters: Poems was published in 2013.

Monday, April 6

4:00 p.m.
Read Like a Spoken Word Poetry Champion with Geof Hewitt
Webb Hall, Room 303, Norwich University
Vermont’s reigning spoken word champion, Geof Hewitt, will teach students and the community how to bring their poems to life during a reading. Spend an hour practicing the art of spoken word poetry.

Wednesday, April 15

7:00 p.m.
Open Mic Poetry Reading MC’ed by Geof Hewitt
The Mill, Wise Campus Center, Norwich University
Come to Norwich’s second annual open mic night poetry reading. This reading is open to all high school or college students and all community members. Last year 65 people packed the venue. This year will be even better with host Geof Hewitt running the mic and sharing his poems.

Tuesday, April 21

4:00 p.m.
A reading by Iraq War veteran and memoirist, Kayla Williams
Chaplin Hall Gallery
Kayla Williams is the author of Plenty of Time When We Get Home: Love & Recovery in the Aftermath of War (2014) and Love My Rifle More than You: Young & Female in the U.S. Army (2006). Kayla is a 2013 White House Woman Veteran Champion of Change, Truman National Security Project Fellow, and member of the Army Education Advisory Committee, and a former member of the VA Advisory Committee on Women Veterans.

(This event is presented by the Center for Peace and War, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of English & Communications.)