One two, check. The microphone cracks as third year emcee, Denise Jolly, abandons any attempt to use it and shouts into the crowd for two more judges to come forward, preferably unbiased people who “aren’t either friends with or fucking” the slam poets. Sierra Nevada College’s Patterson Hall is packed with students, locals, and contestants all anxiously awaiting the seventh annual Tahoe Slam Poetry Competition to begin.
Writers in the Woods ended for the semester Saturday, April 27 with distinguished Poet Smith. The room was filled with community members and students waiting to hear the four-time national slam champion read her work.
The sand in the hourglass falls faster, as the final moment approaches. With less than two weeks left in the semester, most would assume the pressure is on for the 2013 Sierra Nevada College Valedictorian. Not so much for 23 year-old Anna “Anza” Jarschke.
Sierra Nevada College is preparing for a literary weekend during Poetry month. Four-time National Poetry Slam champion and National Poetry Series winner, Patricia Smith, will be conducting a Writer’s in the Woods workshop from 2-5 p.m. followed by a reading from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 in the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.
Every year Sierra Nevada College holds Bohemia Night, giving students a chance to share there unique talents. This year in addition to talented students performing, Bohemia Night started the first ever Homecoming Weekend.