Notre Dame de Namur’s literary journal, The Bohemian, held an Open Mic Night on November 18th.
Just before 7 o’clock, performers and audience members began pouring into St. Joseph’s lounge where they enjoyed some light refreshments before grabbing a seat. The dim lights set a comfortable and relaxing mood among the room.
There were close to 50 people that stopped in to watch the show throughout the night. Majority of those in attendance were students supporting friends that performed. A handful of faculty members were present as well. There were 24 performances that varied between poetry reading, singing while accompanied by a guitar, stand-up comedy routines and short story reading.
Many of the performers are current students at NDNU but there were also some alumni and faculty members that shared their work.
NDNU senior Jimmy Plain, performed a spoken word piece by Kanye West. He began by giving some background information about the poem and explained what it meant to him. The emotion and confidence he put in his performance made it seem like he has done this before, but surprisingly this was Jimmy’s first like ever doing anything like this.
“I really enjoyed it though, fasho gonna do it again,” Jimmy expressed.
The Open Mic event gave the NDNU community the opportunity to share their works in an intimate, non-judgemental environment. The Bohemian is NDNU’s art and literary journal produced by students once a year. If you’re interested in sharing your work through the magazine or checking out past issues, visit The Bohemian page on NDNU’s main website.
The Bohemian is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2016 issue. The deadline to submit short stories, photography, poetry and art is January 25, 2016. There will be a $50 cash prize for winners of the best cover art, best short story and best poem.