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LEAVENWORTH- The English Club at The University of Saint Mary hosts their annual Red Room Read event on April 28th,2023. Students had the opportunity to showcase their creative writing talents. This event is not just a celebration of writing, but a chance for students to share their personal stories, perspectives, and creative visions with their peers. 

The Red Room Read is a unique experience that allows students to step out of their comfort zones and share their work with an audience. Junior Mackenzie Winds-ward talked about her experience at the event.

“The Red Room Read was a great experience for presenting my writing, I will definitely be attending next year!” said Winds-ward. The Red Room Read is a great opportunity to see the different styles of writing that students use to express themselves and it’s a chance for the writers to get feedback on their work, as well as connect with others who share their passion for writing. 

The Red Room Read is not just about the writers, but also about the audience. It’s an opportunity for them to hear stories and experiences that they may not have encountered before. Professor Pace, USM honors coordinator, discussed her favorite part of the Red Room Read.

“I was impressed to see these young, talented women read stories that they chose to share. The themes of the stories were poignant. I would love to hear how the writing was inspired” Said Pace. The Red Room Read was a chance to be inspired, moved, and enlightened by the words and ideas of others.  

One of the great things about the Red Room Read is that it is open to all students, regardless of their major or academic background. It’s a space where everyone can come together and celebrate the art of writing.

Carissa Martin is a freshman studying communications and a member of JCOM.