Hello, everyone! No time like the second-to-last day of May to get the blog post in for the month, am I right?
My name is Brittney, and I’ll be taking over the blog for the summer while we transition from our dear Amias to our fantastic upcoming videographer and blogger, Westin. But for the next three months, you get a lungful of me. Whee!
Born and raised in Cache Valley, I’ll be starting in the graduate program at Utah State University in August, pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Literature & Writing. Even before I started my job at the Writing Center during my junior year of my undergrad, I was familiar with Star and Helicon West. Ever since I was a junior in high school I’d been attending, excited by the opportunity to not only share my then-cheese-laden poetry, but to become part of the community.
I guess I scaled that communal mountain well enough to be setting up the video camera and writing for the blog six years later, eh?
Nonetheless, this first reading of our All Open Mic Summer lineup might be the first reading that jumped so far off the page. As multiple readers performed, their eyes would leave the page and reminisce about the subject ad-lib, or apologize in the case that what they had written wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Although our events are adamantly uncensored, it was a good reminder to me of the variety found in the community. How lucky we are to have a warm place to share our work and grow as writers together.
I’ll post the video down below so you can see for yourself, along with some information about upcoming events in the Logan writer’s world! I hope to see you at our next open mic (June 28th) with stubby pencils and hot drafts in hand!