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  • Open Mic Night presented by FSU Literature in Person Series

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    Name: Open Mic Night presented by FSU Literature in Person Series
    Date: February 10, 2020
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    In 1978, John Young famously sang: “Love is in the air, everywhere I look around/Love is in the air, every sight and every sound….”

    The written word began with words in the air—in the oral tradition which, like lyrics, followed predictable rhythms and rhymes so that tales and traditions could be easily memorized and passed down generation after generation. Valentine’s Day began as the Roman festival Lupercalia and later became Valentine’s Day in the fifth century. It has been a day of romance since the 14th century, but many today recognize it as a day to express affection and appreciation of various kinds.

    This Valentine’s Day week, celebrate the oral tradition and Valentine’s Day by joining us to share your own favorite poems and short prose pieces in an open mic not only celebrating but helping us to define love of all kinds—romantic, familial, platonic, earthly, supernatural—even to what is not love.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Literature in Person series, which is supported by the Department of English, Literature, and World Languages at Ferris State University
    Ferris State University Fine Art Gallery University Center, 805 Campus Dr., FSU
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Date/Time Information:
    Monday, February 10 at 7:00pm
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  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Hideaway

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820