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Poetry Jam Deemed a Success

 

June 1, 2022

Lois Butcher is shown welcoming presenter poets and spectators to the first ever poetry jam held at the Chinook Senior Center last week. About 25 people attended the inaugural event to enjoy poetry ranging from original pieces to classics. Lois, who organized the event, is holding a copy of one of her original poems she wrote while in high school.

On May 11, the Chinook Senior Center played host to a Poetry Jam. The event, which began at 1:00 p.m., was organized by Lois Butcher and featured ten presenters.

Butcher said she worried at first that the event wasn't going to draw a crowd, but by 1:30 all of her presenters were on deck and a small audience had gathered. "The meet and greet went well and we had plenty of food. I was so thrilled with the turn out," she said.

Each participant was invited to read or perform an original and a classic poem. Three husband and wife teams, a couple of mother/daughter pairs, and even an aunt and a n...



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