Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - It was a mellow mood at Jitters coffee shop in Duluth on Friday for poetry readings, all part of this weekend's Pride Festival.
Pride filled the room as people shared their personal poetry.
Some pieces reflected personal challenges in the Gay and Lesbian community and others expressed accomplishments.
Organizers say the poetry event is a more intimate and personal part of pride weekend.
"A lot of people in the queer community go through a lot of internal struggles and poetry is a great way for them to deal with their struggles and to express their feelings," said Margie Nelson, Duluth-Superior Pride.
The Duluth-Superior Pride Festival rolls through Sunday with the big pride parade in Superior at noon.