The BSU is hosting an open mic night on Friday, October 25th. The “open” portion of the night begins at 6:30PM and runs until 8:00PM. Come sing, dance, or read to a supportive and energetic crowd. Find the festivities in SU104D – SU104E on GCC’s Main Campus.
As Loverboy proudly declared in 1981, “Everybody’s working for the weekend.” Well, with Friday here, the weekend has arrived, so you can officially stop working. It’s true. Stop, right now.
Now, as all of you get to planning your sleep cycles and recreational activities and Netflix binging, leave room for tomorrow’s free creative writing workshop here at GCC.
Enjoy the weekend, and see you tomorrow!
Social Justice Poetry Event & Open Mic
The week of April 17th through the 23rd brings with it wonderful opportunities to share your writing and listen to the fantastic work of your peers at GCC and across the district. First, on April 20th, GCC will host the final open mic of the Spring semester. The even will begin at 7PM outside the east entrance of GCC Main’s Student Union. This is a special open mic for it brings together multiple organizations on campus in order to focus on Social Justice. See the flyer below for more information.
Emerging Writers 2016
The second reading is hosted by our friends at Scottsdale Community College on Thursday, April 21st. This, too, is a special reading. Each college across the district will have two representatives, nominated by faculty, who will read their work. This year, GCC’s own Jamie Heath and Taylor Robinson will regale the audience with their work. The reading is open to the public at Scottsdale Community College, Two Waters Circle, at 7PM. Come, support your fellow Gauchos, and listen to a wonderful night of readings.
Before some of you head off into what’s sure to be a luxurious Spring Break, mark your calendars for the next open mic event at GCC.
- When: Wednesday, March 23rd at 7:00PM
- Where: GCC Main – Student Union, Room 104E
- Why: It provides your daily dose of vitamin C.
The event is free, open to the public, but not recommended for children. So, bring what you’ve been working on and regale everyone with your talent. Hosted by Shawnte Orion, the open mic portion of the evening will begin at 7PM, and the night will conclude with a reading from featured guest, Joel Salcido.
Born a Los Angeles cockroach and smuggled to the Westside of Phoenix, Joel Salcido translates the poetry of the barrio pigeons into surrealist prophecies. He is blessed with a beautiful wife and two sons as well as a cadre of talentedly mad brothers, friends, coconspirators and fellow hood radicals. He writes poetry and prose and is working towards a mastery of arts while building a boat out of editor’s rejection letters to float back to the moon. Joel is an MFA candidate
in poetry at Arizona State University
Annual Glendale Community College White Elephant Poetry Exchange
TONIGHT!!! Celebrate Poetry!!!
When: Weds., Dec. 9th at 7:30 p.m.
Where: GCC, Main Campus, Room MA 142
Hosted by Shawnte Orion
What: Come prepared to read some of your favorite poems. Bring a used book of poetry to exchange, or come without a book and just recite your favorite poem from memory.
Note: This event is not an open mic. The next open mic at GCC will be January 20, 2016.