Calliope Magazine looking for performing acts for a celebration of music, poetry

Poets, bands, singers, and instrumentalists performed last year at Calliope Music and Poetry Night.

Penelope Roewe

Poets, bands, singers, and instrumentalists performed last year at Calliope Music and Poetry Night.

Niles North’s literary magazine Calliope is hosting Night of Muses on Feb. 17 and is looking for performance acts who would like to participate.

The Night of Muses, formerly known as Calliope Music and Poetry Night, is essentially an open mic opportunity for singers, solo musicians, bands, dance groups, poets, or any kind of performer to share their art live. The event will be in the New Commons at 3:45pm. Calliope is looking for performers to present at the event.

“It’s a really great way to see your fellow students perform their talents, appreciate music and poetry and arts and just have a great time,” Calliope Editor-in-Chief Bianca Joaquin said. “I personally think it’s also just really aesthetic.” 

Sophomore Griffin Larson-Erf performed his poem last year at the event. “[Last year’s Calliope Music and Poetry Night] was an incredible time. The crowd was very receptive,” Larson-Erf said. “The performers were top-notch. We had heart-grabbing poetry, and incredibly talented musicians. It is not an evening you easily forget or should pass up.” 

Performers can sign up using this link. Even if you are not interested in performing, Calliope encourages students and staff to support the performers. Admission is $2, which includes snacks and a night of entertainment. 

Calliope Magazine shares the creative works of Niles North students and staff. Last year, Calliope created a website to display paintings, photographs, poetry, and short stories, called Épos

Questions or interested in joining the Calliope editorial team? Email [email protected] or [email protected]. If you are interested in submitting your creative art to Calliope, use this link.