Clinton Native Wins UMO Poetry Slam

Clinton Native Wins UMO Poetry Slam

MOUNT OLIVE- Cameron Sutton of Clinton won the poetry slam for the second year in a row at the University of Mount Olive Literary Festival. Last year, she read her poem “Enough,” and this year she read “The Daily Special.”

“I think the Literary Festival is a great tradition that allows students, faculty, and the community to join in celebrating literature,” said Sutton, who is a senior English major and a creative writing minor. “I am really honored that I was able to win the poetry slam two years in a row.”

Sutton plans to graduate in May.  Her future goals include becoming a copy editor or pursuing her MFA in creative writing.  Sutton is the daughter of Billy and Karen Sutton.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.