"'The New Lit Our Loud' reading series rocked the Cafe Acoustic Open-Mic on March 18. Nearly twenty MWSU students, faculty, and alumni combined with several community members to share their original poetry and prose. Many of the pieces soon will be published in the 2009 edition of _Canvas_, the MWSU student literary and arts magazine.
One of the most poignant moments of the evening was when Cafe Acoustic co-owner Lisa Hancock read two pieces written by her son, Brian Piepergerdes, a MWSU alumnus who died in a car crash earlier this year. Check this blog for upcoming readings, two of which are being planned for April."