Fusion to Host Open Mic Night and Poetry Slam
Fusion, the Honors College’s arts review, will hold an open mic night and poetry slam this Thursday night (March 8) as a breather from midterm worries. Students will have the opportunity to read their works, listen to guest readings, and participate in the slam competition.
“We’re opening [Open Mic Night] up to the public so that students can hang out, take a break, and not have to think about midterms for a while,” said Jerika Marchan, Honors English senior who helped to organize the event. “We are trying to foster a greater sense of community, not just in the Honors College, but at LSU, especially for underclassmen who feel like they don’t have anywhere to go to express themselves creatively.”
Previously known as Apollo’s Lyre, Fusion changed its name last year to reflect its new mission to incorporate a wider variety of artistic forms. Although a hard copy of the journal has not been published in the past few years, an all-new online edition is currently in the works.
The 3-hour long poetry event is open to all students, and it starts at 5:30 P.M. in the West Laville Study. Come at any time to enjoy free food, good poetry, and a chance to win prizes in the slam competition.