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Poetry Walk

Shell path by water RWU Poetry Walk "Seeking Kindness in Ourselves and Others"

Calling All Poets!

The RWU University Library and the Writing Center are hosting the 2nd annual outdoor Poetry Walk to celebrate National Poetry Month in April 2024.  All members of the campus community—students, faculty, staff, administrators—are encouraged to submit poems for display. 

Bringing together students, faculty, and the RWU community, the Campus Poetry Walk will include:

  • An outdoor walking route through campus that exhibits original poetry by RWU students, faculty, staff, and alumni  
  • Workshops with Poetry Facilitator Jesse Ramos on Thursday, Feb. 15 and Wednesday, Feb. 28, both from 7-8 pm and both in GHH 105. Bring your poem and workshop with Jesse and other poets! 
  • A Community Event & Reception, featuring Keynote Speaker Rosanna Warren, will be held on Tuesday April 16 at 5:00 pm in the Mary Tefft White Cultural Center, University Library 
  • A virtual exhibition that preserves and highlights the Campus Poetry Walk 

Submission Guidelines:

  • Poems must be unpublished, original works
  • Poems should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy
  • One submission per individual

Theme: "Seeking Kindness in Ourselves and Others"

Questions? Contact Karen Bilotti at for more information.

The Poetry Walk is sponsored by The Center for Student Academic Success and the University Library. The Keynote Address is sponsored by the Mary Tefft White Talking in the Library Endowment Fund. 

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