Vox: UNBSJ’s Student Arts Annual is hosting its “Super Fantastic Vox Launch Extravaganza” on Friday, April 3rd, at the Magnolia Café. The event, which starts at 8 p.m., is free of charge and open to the public.
The launch marks Vox’s 13th publication, which is quite the accomplishment for the student-run annual.
Vox, which is affiliated with the Lorenzo Society on the UNB Saint John campus, has garnered a prominent presence in the Saint John arts scene of late due to a conscious effort by recent editors to showcase student talent to members of the community..
Winners of the fiction, poetry, visual art, and photography categories of the publication will also be announced by MC Scott Lilly, the event starting off with poetry and prose readings from the contributors of this year’s edition. Roberts himself will be accompanying the readings with his guitar.
Musical performances will include Kyle Roberts, Nick Mitchell and Thomas Ans, Jenna Albert and Kyle Watson, Erin Muir and Geoff Smith, Adam Smith, Austin Eatman, and David Mudge—with the potential for open mic at the end of the evening.
Throughout the evening, the Magnolia Café and Bourbon Quarter will have food and drink specials especially for the event, so make sure to ask a server for details.
When asked what he expected from the event, Roberts stated that: “The Vox launch is going to be the most incredible event ever put on in UNB history.” He attributed his optimism to the fact that “our performers are future professionals with unstoppable grace and wit,” elaborating that for “this much talent to all be in the same room simultaneously is insane, if people miss this event they’ll regret it for their entire lives.”
Despite the event being set for Good Friday, the turnout for the Vox launch is expected to surpass prior events. Guests are encouraged to show up early to secure seats, as they are on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are looking for a wind down from the end-of-term blues or to forget about our rugged Maritime weather, stop by the Magnolia Café on Friday, April 3rd to support fellow students, as well as local writers and musicians.