Fashion week will start today in Kent

By kelly maile | Staff Writer Published:

Bring out your intellectual side or the fashionista within you this weekend for Kent's open poetry reading and fashion week.

Kent Fashion Week

Are you caught up on all the new spring fashion trends? If not, check out Kent's Fashion Week, a student-run presentation of all the newest designs and collections of graduating seniors from the Fashion Design Program.

This presentation-style exhibition will allow friends, family and fashionistas to view the collections up close, while having a chance to talk personally to each designer about his or her work.

The event will take place today through Saturday at 157 Lounge, 157 South Water Street. The presentations will begin at 6 p.m., exhibiting the work of two designers and collections every 20 minutes, concluding at 10 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Come support the graduating seniors of the Fashion School and see all the newest trends this weekend.

For more information, call 330-672-3772 or visit thefashionschool.kent.edu.

28th Annual "Jawbone" Open Poetry Reading

Standing Rock Cultural Arts, Maj Ragain and Last Exit Books present the 28th Annual "Jawbone" Open Poetry Reading and a poetry and pie sale fundraiser for SRCA.

For more than 25 years, poets have gathered in Kent for this weekend long spring "wordfest," combining open poetry readings and pie to bring locals and travelers alike to this common ground.

Here's the schedule: open poetry readings will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at Last Exit Books, 124 E.Main St., poetry and pie will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., a reading at 2 p.m. on Saturday will take place at John Brown Tannery Park along the Cuyahoga River, an open poetry reading will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday at Last Exit Books and a potluck, picnic and open poetry will start at 2 p.m. Sunday at North Water Street Gallery.

Don't be shy. Whether you want to share your own poetry or listen to others, all are welcome.

For more information, call 330-673-4970 or visit standingrock.net.

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