We are excited to share this week's events and workshops. Come and celebrate design and poetry with us at the Akron Art Museum this Thursday at 6 pm. A Mapping Akron workshop will follow at 7 pm.
On Friday, the Wick students and interns will facilitate our weekly workshop, Wick Weekly, from 1-2 pm in the May Prentice House. Find us on Friday from 3-7 pm at the Black Squirrel Festival at Risman Plaza with fun games and Wick swag.
On Saturday, we will host our Market Stanzas project at the Haymaker Farmer's Market. More details are below and on our webpage:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the "Celebrating Our Own & Open Mic" event has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 28!
CELEBRATING OUR OWN & OPEN MIC
NEW DATE, SAME LOCATION: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 7 P.M. | WICK POETRY CORNER IN THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR
event will spotlight the 2022 Wick Poetry Center scholarship winners.
Each winner will have the opportunity to share their work. An open mic,
in which anyone is welcome to read, will follow. Come celebrate poetry
with us by sharing your poems and discovering the new voices around
More information about this week's event:
Saturdays, September 3, 17, 24, and October 22 | from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. | Haymaker Farmers’ Market
Stanzas is a community arts project created by the Wick Poetry Center
at Kent State University in partnership with Haymaker Farmers’ Market in
celebration of their 30th anniversary. Community members can share
memories about the market, its vendors and volunteers, and the important
way it serves the Kent community to the online gallery or
by visiting the Traveling Stanzas Poetry Makerspace at the market. Each
visitor's contribution will add to a growing community poem: haymaker.marketstanzas.com.
Market Stanzas is funded by generous grants from the Kent Rotary Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.
TRAVELING STANZAS POETRY & DESIGN TALK
Thursday, September 15, 6:00 p.m. | Akron Art Museum (1 S High St, Akron)
13 years, the Traveling Stanzas project with Wick Poetry Center has
translated the creative expression of poets in our community into
stunning works of visual art. New posters from this project will be on
display starting 9/2. Join us for a conversation between the young poets
and the poster designers.
MAPPING AKRON - EXPRESSIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Thursday, September 15, 7:00 p.m. | Akron Art Museum (1 S High St, Akron)
presentation about Traveling Stanzas (see above), join Teaching Artists
from the Wick Poetry Center for a writing and placemaking workshop from
its new initiative “Mapping Akron.” In a yearlong series of creative
writing and placemaking workshops with everyday Akronites, the Wick
Poetry Center will build an interactive, digital map of Akron, which
will explore individuals’ sense of place and home and contribute to the
vital artistic ecosystem of the city.
EVERY FRIDAY: WICK WEEKLY POETRY WRITING WORKSHOPS
Every Friday, 1:00 p.m. | Wick Poetry Center (in May Prentice House) Starting September 2nd
the Wick Poetry Center student workers and interns for a free workshop
each week. Wick Weekly invites Kent State students and community members
to engage in informal writing prompts and activities. No prior writing
experience is required.
Weekly follows the Kent State University Academic Calendar, and will
not take place on days when the University is closed. No registration is