Honors Week is always an exciting time for Widener English & Creative Writing as we celebrate the accomplishments of our students. The week begins every year with the induction of new members into our honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. (Photos credited to Michael Cocchiarale.)
Then, on Thursday night, members of this year’s Creative Writing Senior Seminar—Jennifer Rohrbach, Haley Poluchuk, and Taylor Blum—organized one of our most successful open mics ever. Taylor Blum emceed, and the evening included readings from several Widener English & Creative Writing alums. It was standing-room only for poetry, fiction, and music. (Most of the photos credited to Michael Cocchiarale.)
English and Creative Writing faculty member Michael Cocchiarale reads flash fiction
English and Creative Writing senior Haley Poluchuk provides some comic relief with a hilariously bad adaptation of Hamlet
Alum Joey Weaver reads original work
Standing-room only at the Honors Week open mic
Alum Jennifer Lynch reads some original work
Taylor Blum, senior English and Creative Writing major and the evening’s emcee, kicks off an incredibly successful open mic during Honors Week.
Faculty member Michael Cocchiarale catches up with alums Erin Sylvester and Jillian Benedict
Distinguished University Professor and Chair of English, Widener University (Pennsylvania, USA). Author, James Joyce and the Revolt of Love (Palgrave, 2010); Engagements with Narrative (Routledge, 2015). Due to Bloomsbury in 2018: Literary Couples and 20th Century Life Writing: Narrative and Intimacy. Editor, The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945.