Wordstock back in full effect at Salisbury University


SALISBURY, Md. – Wordstock has returned to Salisbury University’s Fulton Hall lawn.

“Fetch, balls and sticks capture my attention seconds at a time, catch I dont think so, funny tumbling leaf, a squirrel who is oh joy totally scared, sniff the wind then I’m off again,” says Salisbury City Administrator Julia Glanz in a poem she read at the event.

At the Wordstock event, students, faculty, and community members came together to enjoy poetry, music, dance, art, and glass blowing. Dance performers were also at the event to show off their talent. The event was put on by the town’s Poet Laureate, Nancy Mitchell, and the Fulton School of Liberal Arts.

Mitchell was excited to bring the event back after producing the event years ago. She tells 47ABC that the event brings light back onto campus. Wordstock organizers say this event was a great way to come together following two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It brings us together. Everyone is articulating emotions in a different way, right? Whether it’s poetry, music, if it’s in dance, and its celebration of the human spirit, and that’s why we’re here,” says Mitchell.

School officials agree that this event was necessary for the community. Chrys Egan, the Associate Dean of Fulton School of Liberal Arts says the event was put on by the contributions of students, ambassadors, faculty, and community members.

“So we’re out here today to celebrate Spring, all the hard work we’ve done academically all year. So, art, music, dance, poetry, the community; just a great way for all of us to come together and celebrate,” adds Egan.

The event wrapped up late Wednesday afternoon. Egan says that this was a great opportunity for students to see their specialties come to life outside of the classroom.

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