If students are ever looking for a creative outlet to make light of their daily hassles or just want a place to share literature, The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar’s Lit Nights are just one of the many options to do so in Indiana.
Located at 732 Philadelphia St., The Artists Hand Gallery hosts Lit Nights, during which students can share their thoughts through their own poetry.
‘It is a safe place for students and community members to share their poetry or prose,” said Sandy Trimble, manager of The Artists Hand Gallery. She also said Lit Nights have been going on for more than “two years in cooperation with community members and IUP graduate students.”
Josh Kuzmyak (junior, English), a frequent attendee of Lit Nights, had nothing but positive things to say about his past experiences there. The atmosphere is “very welcoming and inviting,” Kuzmyak said, and Lit Nights are “a great way to really open yourself up to a room of strangers without judgement on your readings.”
Kuzmyak added that Lit Nights are a very “intimate experience” because everyone shares their own thoughts and discusses their favorite authors.
Lit Nights take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on the last Friday of every month, excluding November and December.