aaduna's return to Hudson County Community College
Moving past the fall 2012 semester's postponement caused by last year's Hurricane Sandy, aaduna returned to HCCC's Journal Square Campus to present Creativity and the Written Word featuring poetry readings by Cyd Charisse Fulton, Olivia Magdelene, D.D. and Tara Thierry on the afternoon of March 20, 2013. Each poet read scheduled pieces and then shared additional work in a open reading format. Afterwards, the poets responded to questions from the HCCC students, faculty and staff.
Prior to this event, Ms. Fulton premiered original poems at the Centennial Celebration of the Passing of Harriet Tubman in Auburn, NY on March 10.
|Cyd Charisse Fulton|
|Hudson County Community College, Writing Center, Building J, Rm. 301|
|bill berry, jr CEO/aaduna Inc & Publisher/aaduna|
|Cyd Charisse Fulton & Olivia Magdelene|
|Olivia Magdelene, D.D.|
|Joe Pascal, HCCC Writing Center Coordinator, Joe Caniglia, HCCC Instructor Reading & Development Services, aaduna poets: Tara Thierry, Cyd Charisse Fulton, Olivia Magdelene, D.D. and bill berry, jr, CEO/aaduna Inc. & Publisher/aaduna|
A special feature of Creativity and the Written Word was an open mic session for HCCC students where aaduna contributing poets offered comments and suggestions to students and staff poets/writers. The students rocked!
The entire program exhibited a sense of community and caring; the sharing of poetic techniques and advice, and an exciting ambiance where support and guidance was clearly evident and appreciated by all participants. At the beginning of the session, a student who presented her work during the open mic asked bill berry, "Why did aaduna come to HCCC?" He responded. More importantly, at the end of the program, bill commented that it was now evident to everyone present why aaduna came to HCCC! The creativity, energy and moments of reflection permeating students' work was connected to aaduna's goals of fostering community, as well as enriching and supporting new and emerging artists!