Setting Stone Winter Coffee House

Oxford — The Setting Stone winter coffee house will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9 in the Talawanda High School cafeteria. For those of you who enjoy poetry, fear not for the acts range everywhere from poetry readings to band performances.

Tickets will be on sale at lunch during the week of Setting Stone Coffee house, or at the door on the 9th. The cost of the tickets will change based on the date you buy them; the tickets being $3 dollars leading up to the event and $5 dollars at the door the night of the event. Attendees are asked to bring money for food which will be sold during the performances. The food is prepared and sold by the students who will be running the event that night. T-shirts and sweatshirts will be sold during the event for $12 dollars and $16 dollars. All money made during the Coffee House will be put towards publishing the magazine and  buying updated software.

Setting Stone Coffee House happens three times a year. In May, September and February. The dates for the events change year to year however they usually take place within the first ten days of the month. The exact dates for each event will be announced on the Setting Stone website under the “Coffee House” section. The dates for the nearest event will be the date listed under the white “Coffee House” letters.

In 2001, former THS English teacher Brooks Vostal’s Creative Writing class had a idea. They wanted a place where they could show off students artwork as well as their poetry and photography. They had the idea of creating a newspaper, a place where they could show off submitted student works. With the help of Miami University Ohio Writing Project, the first magazine was printed in the winter of 2002. The Setting Stone magazine soon went from being printed in-house and saddle stitched to being professionally printed. Now, however, the magazine is mainly online, with subscriptions being sent in via email or drop off. If you would like to submit some of your own works to the magazine the Setting Stone website has all of the information you would need.

Music will be the main part of the night consisting of both bands and single acts performing a variety of songs, everything from handwritten songs to covers. For many bands performing at the Coffee House it is an opportunity to be able to get their names out there.

“I really enjoy it,” Davis Byrd, a freshman, said. “It’s a chance for us to get ourselves out there and people will know about us. I’m glad to be able to perform — to show how much talent we have. It’s great,” Byrd said. Byrd’s band Nosebleed will be performing two song covers Friday night with Byrd on both Bass guitar and vocals.

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