Students share poetry outside college setting

Blue Line Gallery features 26 Sierra College students in public reading
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Sierra College student Dominique Buyers read her original poetry during a public reading at the Blue Line Gallery Dec. 1. Buyers along with 25 other students presented their different poetic styles and perspectives, giving the community a chance to hear these up-and-coming literary artists before they become famous, said gallery curator Beth Rohlfes. About 50 people attended the event. In her poem, Buyers spoke from the point of view of her Hispanic father who grew up in southern California. “The poem stimulated wonderful pictures and sounds and even tastes as she relived her dad’s memories growing up in the early 1960s — the wonderful traditions of food and family,” Rohlfes said. By presenting at the Roseville gallery, students from creative writing classes taught by Professors Michelle Johnson, Kent Fortin, Jason Roberts, Andrea Neptune and Barbara Nelson-Burns got the real-world experience of sharing their writing outside the college setting. ~ Sena Christian