A group of Cowley College writers entertained Arkansas City Chamber of Commerce members during their May 5 coffee.

The coffee was hosted at Farm Bureau Financial Services in downtown Arkansas City.

Lilia Bowman-Bekemeyer, Tim Hardman, Nancy Lartey and Lucia Morales each read works written this academic year.

Morales and Bowman-Bekemeyer presented poems that were part of a collection sent to Umpqua Community College in Rosedale, Ore., after the school shooting incident on their campus.

Several Cowley College organizations pulled together to send items in support of those in that college community.

Lartey presented a short story, and Hardman finished off with a pirate’s monologue.

This information was provided by Cowley County Community College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.