In the first year of the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, 2009-2010, a Gibraltar student was a featured reader. The reading was such a success that we knew we should encourage more student readers. We established one reading each year just for students and the successes have continued. The audiences have been moved by the depth and poignancy of the student poems.
Lauren Bremer, an English teacher at Gibraltar, teaches, coaches, and inspires the students’ poetry. This year, the sixth in the series, twelve students have already asked to read and Mrs. Bremer says there might be more. Students are still coming to her asking if there is still time to be included. Those already scheduled are: Seniors – Chris Anderson, Makenna Ash, Evan Board, Ben Bruns, Kendra Geitner, Libby Glade, Kailey House, and Lillian McDonald and Juniors – Madalyn Gray, Connor MacDonald, Olivia Potter, and Anna Snell. Several of the seniors have read previously in the series and the juniors insure that the tradition will continue.
So, mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 11 to join in a stimulating evening. The featured readers begin at 7 pm followed by an open mic. A post-reading reception provides an opportunity to discuss the poetry.