The Reflector, Shippensburg University’s literary journal, held a Halloween themed open mic on Thursday evening, allowing students to share music, poetry and short stories.
Many students arrived at Stewart Hall in costumes ready to share pieces surrounding the Halloween theme.
Members of The Reflector participated in the open mic, including editors Maggie McGuire, Jenny Russell and Katie Huston. There were many other participants eager to share their work too.
Seeing as this open mic was Halloween themed, several students shared pieces related to Halloween.
Cora Patterson, SU student, performed an original song that she told the audience she “wrote a little over a year ago on Halloween.”
Hannah Cornell, Reflector treasurer, also held to the spooky theme and read two stories from the book “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.”
The event was not limited to work related to Halloween. Students were able to share pieces of any length, style or topic. Jenny Russell read two poems throughout the night, one titled “Under the Magnolia.”
When the open mic ended, those in costumes were able to take pictures and socialize as Editor-In-Chief Emily Dziennik shared her thoughts on the event and the club as a whole.
“It’s about celebrating student work,” Dziennik said. “We love that we have a little community where we can do that.”
Dziennik went on to state the deadline to submit work for this year’s edition of The Reflector is the end of the semester.