Writer’s Ink Holds An Open-mic Poetry Night At MSUM

Back in November of 2012, a trio of students—Lyle Jorgenson, Desiree Miller, and Molly Christenson—founded Writer’s Ink, a writer’s club at Minnesota State University Moorhead that meets weekly for workshops, discussion, and promotion of their local writing community.


“We felt that campus needed a friendly atmosphere,” Jorgenson says, “where writers of any skill level could congregate and get feedback in order to become better at their craft, so we started Writer’s Ink.”


Jorgenson is currently the president of this organization, with Miller serving as treasurer and Lakota Beaulieu as the current vice president, having recently taken up the mantle after Christenson stepped down.


Writer’s Ink meets on Mondays at 7pm in the Comstock Memorial Union (CMU), Room 214. However, this Monday they will not be holding a meeting, but rather hosting an open-mic poetry night in CMU 101 from 7pm to 9pm.


This event is also being co-hosted by the Rainbow Dragon Center, a safe space for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex students and their straight Allies (LGBTQIA), located in CMU Room 121.


You may bring your own work to read, or you may read from the poetry books provided there. Tea and hot cocoa will also be available.


In addition to meeting in person to discuss their written work, members of Writer’s Ink have taken to uploading or posting links to their pieces on the group’s Facebook page, where they read them and provide feedback. Back in November, this group also compared notes for National Novel Writing Month.


– Särah Nour

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