Adelphi Celebrates Poetry Day with 227 High School Students

 
 
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GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - April 13, 2018 - PRLog -- Adelphi University will prompt 227 students from high schools across Long Island to show their creative side with Poetry Day (http://events.adelphi.edu/au_event/poetry-day-2018/), celebrating the written word with workshops, a keynote speaker, an open-mic poetry slam and an awards ceremony.

On Wednesday, April 25, students will gather at the Ruth. S Harley University Center at 8:15 a.m. After welcoming remarks, students will enjoy workshops taught by Adelphi faculty members Marc Prinz, Caitlin Scena, Matt Massaia, Danielle Barnhart and Jordan Rindenow.

After learning about the rhymes, metaphors and similes that make up poetry, students will get to share their work during an open-mic poetry slam during lunch.

The keynote speaker will be Patricia Spears Jones, an African American poet, playwright and winner of the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize from Poets and Writers. She best known for her book A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the PSA's William Carlos Williams Prize and the Patterson Poetry Prize and featured a Pushcart Prize winning poem. She is also the author of 10 additional works including poetry books, chapbooks and anthologies.

The event will close at 1 p.m. with an awards ceremony that will unveil the poetry winners and more. Here is the list of high schools participating in this year's Poetry Day:

1. Ezra Academy

2. Hauppauge High School

3. Hewlett High School

4. Hicksville High School

5. Long Beach High School

6. Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School

7. Longwood High School

8. Massapequa High School

9. Mathematics, Science Research and Technology High School

10. Queens High School of Teaching

11. Sacred Heart Academy

12. South Side High School

13. St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School

14. Syosset High School

15. Valley Stream South High School

16. Waldorf School

The event also coincides with National Poetry Month.  See more about Adelphi University's Poetry Day (http://events.adelphi.edu/au_event/poetry-day-2018/).

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves over 7,900 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world beyond.

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