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Literary Arts Students Present Poetry Showcase and Short Works Reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers

Rowan Hilden (Literary Arts 2024) performs a reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on February 12, 2024.

February 13, 2024

The Literary Arts Department of Perpich Arts High School presented their work at Magers & Quinn Booksellers on February 12, 2024. The Poetry Showcase and Short Works Reading featured new and selected works from our emerging writers.

“Magers & Quinn was a perfect setting for our lit reading and the space really amplified the pieces we read,” said Rowan Hilden (Literary Arts 2024). “Everyone loved looking at all the books afterwards – it was such a fun night.”

Magers & Quinn hosts a similar event with the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, where students read works in progress. Similar to that group, the Perpich event was an “exception to the rule” whereby Magers & Quinn prefers events that have a clear opportunity for book sales, such as an author reading from a recent title. “However we are happy to make that exception to offer a space for these students to have this experience of reading in public!” said Annie Metcalf, Marketing & Events Coordinator at Magers & Quinn.

Kevin Lally, Literary Arts Instructor, said, “The reading was wonderful. The students read a wide variety of pieces. I heard from several audience members that they were moved to tears more than once, and I was as well. We’re so grateful to Magers & Quinn for hosting us every year!”

Congratulations to all the artists and to their instructors for a great event!