The Poets and Writers event is back at COC.COC’s English department presented compositions by students, faculty, and staff for others to enjoy in the event, now in its seventeenth year.
One student and a committee of English professors were in charge of reading the work that gets submitted.
A total of 100 submissions were received, but only 15 were selected to showcase their work.
“The theme of memory permeated the whole selection of poems and prose,” said Svetlana Onthank, a COC English instructor.
About 40 people attended this event, most of which were family and friends of the presenters.
“It was great to see all the students express themselves in their own words and have their family to support them here, “ said Gabriel Rodriguez, an audience member who came to support his brother.