MSA Literary Arts senior, Aerial Adams, recently participated in the regional Poetry Out Loud competition in Laurel, then the state competition at Mississippi Public Broadcasting in Jackson. Aerial, an MSA student from Jackson, is one of nine to be featured during a special program of Mississippi Public Broadcasting TV on Monday, April 18th at 9:00pm.

Adams spends many days writing literature and studying for her academic and art classes. After graduation from MSA, she plans to attend Howard University to study media, journalism, and film.

Poetry Out Loud is administered by the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency dedicated to the promotion of arts across our state.

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