SCCC Poetry contest continues

Poets encouraged to submit work, despite coffeehouse cancellation LIBERAL, KAN. (March 20, 2020) — Poetry, it is sometimes said, is all about slowing down. Pausing to notice the details. Savoring everyday beauty. Writers — and would-be writers — have more than enough time to do just that, as the world health situation requires social distancing…

Mamma Mia! brings sunshine, humor, music to SCCC stage

Cast and performance dates announced for ABBA homage LIBERAL, KAN. (March 1, 2020) — The sunny and funny Mamma Mia! spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good production for Seward County Community College’s spring musical.   It will play Friday April 17 and April 18 at 7 p.m. and April 19 at 3 p.m. in the…

Poetry coffeehouse draws crowd of 100

Winners announced, Northerns honored for 10 years of service Local writers and an award-winning poet drew a crowd of about 100 to the 10th annual Poetry Coffeehouse event at Seward County Community College April 12. Winners in three categories received a warm reception as they read their work and collected prizes ranging from scholarship awards…

Creative Writing class starts Aug. 22

Published poet Janice Northerns will help students put words to paper Creative writing students at Seward County Community College will have a fresh opportunity to put words to paper in stories, poems, and more with English instructor Janice Northerns this fall. The Creative Writing evening class, scheduled from 6-9 p.m. every Wednesday, starts August 22. Enrollment at SCCC is open now,…

‘Novio Boy’ brings love, laughter, community to stage

Auditions set for Sept. 7 and 8 Sometimes, laughter is the best medicine — and that’s what Michele Van Hessen, theater instructor at Seward County Community College, is counting on as she looks ahead to the college’s fall play. “Novio Boy,” a bilingual, bicultural comedy by Gary Soto, tells the story of a young man’s first…

Telolith unveiled at public reception

Seward County Community College’s journal of work by students in the humanities division was unveiled at a noon reception Tuesday, May 8. The newest edition of “Telolith,” featuring graphic design, photography, poetry, creative writing, and more, is hot off the press and ready to share with student authors and artists, and their fans. “We are…

Star Trek meets Shakespeare in spring musical

The SCCC/ATS spring musical “Return to the Forbidden Planet” entertained audiences April 23, 24, and 25, 2015, in the Showcase Theatre with a mixture of Shakespeare and classic rock ’n’ roll. “Put Shakespeare and Star Trek together and you could not go wrong,” Director Gloria Goodwin said, adding that the cast and crew for the…