Music, poetry, and prose will be shared monthly again this semester as Open Mic Night returns the White Library.
Librarian Alan Berecka has hosted the event since 2014.
“The whole idea was to let younger writers meet established and published writers,” Berecka said. “People are here to support each other and try out new material.”
Aspiring artists are invited to read their own poetry or prose or any of their favorite writings. They can also perform their own original music or music by another artist.
Local community members, poets, and students and faculty from Del Mar and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi all attended the first open Mic Night of the semester, on Sept. 12.
“This event is a great way for me to express myself,” said Savannah Tardiff, a tenth-grader at Rockport Fulton High School. Tardiff played her favorite songs and originals on her ukulele.
According to Philly Vasquez, a student at A&M-CC, a strong community has formed that encourages everyone who attends.
“We kind of watch each other grow and get better all the time,” Vasquez said. “We influence each other.”
November’s Open Mic Night will feature William Mays, the author of “An Anthology of Corpus Christi Writers.” The writers featured in the anthology will attend and read their works.
The Open Mic Nights will be held once a month in Room 514 of the White Library. October’s Open Mic Night is set 7 p.m. Oct. 10, followed by 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and 7 p.m. Dec. 4.