Poetic Journeys Release Party

Poetic Journeys 2016-17 at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 24, Room 109 of the Art Building

The event will begin with a reception, followed by presentations by this year’s poets and designers.

Poetic Journeys was developed by the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut and inspired by the New York MTA’s Poetry in Motion series, itself inspired by London’s Poems on the Underground. Poetic Journeys features poems written by UConn students, faculty, and staff on placards designed by students in the University’s Design Center.

Poetic Journeys began in the Fall of 2000, and subsequent series have been published annually. Poetic Journeys grants writers and designers a unique collaborative experience. It offers the campus community and visitors a poetic respite from their busy days, and an opportunity, each time they board a bus, to embark on a different kind of journey. Program sponsors include the Creative Writing Program, the Design Center, the Aetna Chair of Writing, the UConn Cooperative Bookstore, and UConn Transportation.

This year our release party will take place in room 109 of the Art Building, a beautiful gallery space ideal for showcasing this year’s Poetic Journeys designs. Come hear poets reading from their work, as well as UConn Design Center students discussing the artistic process of translating words into poetic images.

The reading and exhibition is free and open to the public. The Art Building is located on Bolton Road, next to the Connecticut Repertory Theater. Come on down for an exciting evening of words and images. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information go to the Creative Writing Program website at creativewriting.uconn.edu or the Poetic Journeys website at poeticjourneys.uconn.edu or email Matthew Shelton at matthew.shelton@uconn.edu.