The Chestatee Review’s PoeDown 


As Halloween approaches, more spooky events are being held on campus. The PoeDown, an annual Halloween open mic, was held Oct. 21, on the University of North Georgia’s Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses. 

Photo by Sarah Cochran
Photo by Sarah Cochran

The event was open to all students, and writers from Lecturer James McEver’s Intro to Fiction Writing class. Students shared their spooky poetry and short stories.  This is the first open mic that The Chestatee Review has hosted in over a year due to COVID-19.

UNG communication major, Cannon Crompton, said, “It was a completely new experience for me to present what I have written. It was out of my comfort zone, but a great experience as a writer.”

The Chestatee Review is the University of North Georgia’s literary and arts magazine that features students finest works of art and writing.

They hold multiple contests throughout the year for UNG students. The Chestatee Review Contest is an upcoming contest for students and accepts poetry, one-act plays, short stories, creative nonfiction, visual art and formal essays.

The first-place winner will receive $100 with other monetary prizes going to second and third place. In addition to the winner, 11 to 13 other entries will be published in the magazine. The deadline is Nov. 12 before midnight.