UConn’s Graduate Association for Literary Artists (GALA) will team up with Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) Magnet School for a joint reading at 6 pm on Friday, April 21, at the UConn Bookstore in Storrs Center. The reading will feature new work from ACT’s creative writing students alongside GALA’s graduate creative writers.
GALA is made up of graduate student creative writers from across the disciplines, working in poetry, prose, drama, and the other literary arts. The mission is to provide professional support for graduate creative writers, as well as to promote creative writing and the literary arts in the wider UConn community.
ACT is a public magnet high school located on Main Street in Willimantic, in the historic Capitol Theater building. ACT focuses on the performing arts and the integration of arts and academic curricula to enhance and enrich student learning. Students at the school choose between five disciplines or “majors” to study in depth. These include Acting, Audio/Visual, Creative Writing, Dance, and Theater Production. The Creative Writing department offers a range of classes including Introduction to Creative Writing, Advanced Fiction, Advanced Poetry, Mythology, Screenwriting (co-taught with Advanced A/V), and more.
The reading, co-sponsored by the UConn Bookstore, is free and open to the public. Please join us for what promises to be a memorable night of poetry in collaboration. Everyone is welcome.