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Poetry and Prose Come Alive, Thanks to ETFL Students and Faculty

English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages
ETFL Dead Author Reading Night

This semester, students and faculty filled the student union with the words of famous authors.

On October 31, students and faculty dressed up as and read from the works of their favorite dead writers for the now annual “Dead Authors” event. Entrants read works from a variety of writers including Shakespeare, Edgar Allen Poe, Maya Angelou, and Toni Morrison. While student readers outnumbered faculty, the faculty definitely won in costuming this year. Faculty dressed up as Mary Oliver and Dante, among others. A good crowd gathered to hear the readings and enjoy the sights.

Students and faculty continued bringing literature to the campus with another end-of-the-semester reading event in mid-November. Students brought a favorite reading of their choice to share as a great way to celebrate the end of the semester. Once again, they filled all the seats available, showing the power of language and imagery!