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Hosted each month by the Humanities Division, at its core, Café Night provides a forum for writers to share creative work with an audience eager to be delighted by all that finely crafted writing has to offer. Café Night pieces are author-read in the tradition of an “open mic” night, and students, faculty, and staff are all warmly invited to participate. Participants read both original work and pieces written by their favorite authors. Café Night is also a time of community as faculty, staff, and students enjoy coffee, refreshments, and conversations. Students who participate in Café Night receive a cultural credit as well as the opportunity to further explore the intersection of art and faith that Louisiana College delights in promoting.
Café Night is held the last Tuesday night of each month at 5:30 in the Formal Lounge in the Granberry Conference Center. If you need additional information or would like to participate, please contact either Ms. Jill Reid via email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Humanities Division at 318-487-7229.
The following dates have been scheduled for 2013-2014:
Sigma Tau Delta Sponsors
All Hallows Read
On October 29, Sigma Tau Delta sponsored All Hallows Read for Cafe Night. Over two hundred students, guests, and faculty gathered to enjoy "haunting" literature. In addition to reading their original works, students read selections from Edgar Allen Poe and Samuel Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Dr. Clark's Maine coon Sherlock also particpated in the celebrations by deguising himself as a pirate. One of the highlights of the evening focused on passages from Matthew Lewis's The Monk, which students had studied in Dr. Clark's Gothic Literature class. Dressed as characters from the novel, the students presented dramatic and eerie passages from the work. While listening to literatary renditions, students snacked on refreshments and sipped on hot coffee.
First Cafe Night of 2013-2014 Great Success
This past Tuesday evening (September 24th), the Humanities Division opened its first Café Night of the semester. Ms. Jill Reid welcomed everyone and graciously encouraged those interested to consider reading at the next Café Night. She then announced the order of presenters and the crowd settled in to listen as faculty and students alike read original pieces of prose and poetry. Not all presenters trotted out their own material, however, for several chose either to recite a snippet from Hamlet, an anonymous limerick, or a poem by Marianne Moore, or Edna St. Vincent Millay. At least sixty students and seven faculty members came, making it the most successful evening regarding attendance thus far. The audience listened attentively and responded appreciatively. More than minds and hearts were fed, though; by the end of the evening, no coffee remained in the large pot and every last cinnamon cupcake was devoured.
Please plan to join us and enjoy some great reading and refreshments!