Bird on a Wire, a reading of poetry, prose, quotations, or anything else word-related, kicked off last Monday night. The event aims to bring together University of Redlands students to share their written work with one another. The event took place in LaFourcade Gardens, located behind the Administration Building, and was accented by string lights and running water, which set a warm tone for the evening. Students gathered on the grass, laid out blankets and sat on nearby benches to enjoy the snacks that were provided.
Readings were given in all different genres —poetry, prose, cross genre— including a piece based on a prompt about why cavemen drew art on walls, journal entries of a student’s thought process and a poem about being humbled. Bird on a Wire closed with musician Austin Tannenbaum, who performed an acoustic set.
The Bird on a Wire reading is sponsored by the University’s Creative Writing department and is meant to “establish an encouraging creative community for writers and readers alike,” according to the event description. Bird on a Wire has been on hiatus until recently, when co-coordinators Julie Donohue and Damara Pratt took on the responsibility of revamping the program. The reading is a reoccurring event that takes place every other Monday at 9 p.m.