Liberal perspective goal of literary
Organizers of a Nelsonville literary fair
hope they will succeed in offering a different point of view
to Athens County residents.
At 8 p.m. today at Hocking College's
recreational center, Hocking College and Ohio University
students will be involved in the college's first-ever literary
fair. Participating students are trying to expose other
students and Nelsonville residents to more liberal points of
view, said media organizer Chad Kister.
"The left point of view hasn't been exposed
enough in Nelsonville and Hocking College," Kister said.
Students will read their poetry and other
work for about an hour and a half, he said.
Reading topics will cover subjects such as
environmental issues and critiques of drug policies. There
will also be sketch performances including one about
friendships with a liberal slant, said Sherman Perkins fair
Ohio University sophomore Adam Shehata will
be reading a piece he wrote about people's desire to know
everything. He said he is participating in the fair because he
wants to be heard and to hear other people's point of
Perkins said he is hoping people will turn
out to hear and be heard. He said he wants a large turnout —
filling all 150 seats in the recreation center. The admission
is free and there will be several, yet to be determined, door
area has never seen anything like this," Perkins said. "It's
going to be a great time and I hope that a lot of people
What: Hocking College's first literary
When: 8 p.m. tonight
Where: Hocking College's recreational