Hartnell presents Poetic Voices at the Planetarium Thursday - Free to the community

Publish Date: 
Apr 24, 2017

Hartnell presents Poetic Voices at the Planetarium

10 students to receive Circo Prize

Salinas, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District will host Poetic Voices and the Planets on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Planetarium.  The 17th Annual Poetic Voices Poetry Festival will be at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA inside the Planetarium in the new STEM Center Building, S-101.

The Homestead Review Literary Journal and the Hartnell College Foundation sponsor this special annual event.  Poetic Voices celebrates the poetry of college students who this year, had the task to write poems about various celestial bodies and/or planets.

The Circo Prize for Poetry will be given to 10 student poets who will also be featured and recite at Poetic Voices. They are Erica Craddock, Helen Dunston, Jaime Flores, Celia Jimenez, Jennifer Le, Joel Pablo, Monroe Vallejo, Christina Veitenheimer, Jacob Vosti, and Paige Wolfe.  Andrew Lindsey, planetarium coordinator, will display celestial images to accompany the poets.

In addition, this year’s featured readers will be a bevy of local poets: Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Jennifer Fellguth, River Tabor, Bob Barminski, Ulises Palmeno, and Maria Teutsch.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Andrew Lindsey at 831.755.6913 or alindsey@hartnell.edu.

Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 17,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.