Open Mic Night

Francesca Fontanez

The W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club hosted an open mic night on March 25 in Maxcy Hall, which was well attended by both members and non-members.

Although poets hosted the club, all who attended the event experienced a night of various styles of entertainment. Performers were encouraged to express themselves in any way they felt comfortable, through a variety of forums. There were performances from poets, rappers, singers and more.

Adding a true change of pace, Chazz Mair, a freshman at UNH, took the stage to jolt the audience with his racy stand-up comedy.

The W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club welcomed any and all performers, and the diverse audience performers complied.

Zach Fontanez, a sophomore who performed at the event, commented on the quality of the club’s atmosphere. “There’s always such a great aura at the W.R.I.T.E. events. It’s so refreshing to see artists supporting other artists, and just getting together to indulge in what we love; art,” he said.

Fontanez claims to be “not much of a poet,” although he did enjoyed singing and playing his guitar at the event. “Song lyrics are basically poetry,” Fontanez said.

The W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club’s purpose, as listed on the University of New Haven’s website, is “to engage students in their writing skills that will help them with their social skills when speaking in front of an audience.” The club is to serve as an outlet for student’s emotions, thought, and ideas, and to inspire them to express themselves in a safe, welcoming environment.

The W.R.I.T.E. Poetry Club holds their meetings every Wednesday in Maxcy room 124 and welcomes new members.