Share two or three of your polished poems or bust out some fresh ink from your notebook during Saint Augustine, Florida's longest running open mic poetry event. Invite a friend or two or three to view the livestream on FB Live to cheer you on.
A poetry reading to celebrate Women’s History Month (March) will be held on Sunday March 28th. Ruth Van Alstine will host this time around. Women's History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women's Day in 1911. All are invited to share poems or short pieces about “Women Who Inspire”, or just soak in the Saint Augustine poetry scene.
At 3:00 pm EST on Sunday, March 28th, the FB Live feed of this reading will appear on the following link:
Ancient City Poets have been gathering for free open mic poetry readings on the last Sunday of each month, since August of 2009. A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm.
If you would like to share a poem, you can contact the group in advance, through the "Contact Us" section of the official website. The day before this event, you will receive an email from Ancient City Poets with the Zoom Meeting ID and any Passcode that might be needed. We have space on the list for 15 poets at 5 minutes each. Readers will be called to the virtual podium in the order their names appear on the list.
DONATIONS TO SUPPORT LOCAL POETRY
Please support Poet Plant Press and Ancient City Poets. Buy them a coffee, or two, or ten. Any ammount of coffee money donated here goes towards poetry projects such as open mic events and published print books. Thank you Kimmy Van Kooten, our February 2021 sponsor, for the ten coffees.
ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE
Two years ago, for National Poetry Month, Ancient City Poets launched a YouTube Channel to preserve our past. We always encourage video students and volunteers with cameras to help us document the Saint Augustine poetry scene.
Subscribe to our channel so you can get notified whenever new footage is added. Zoom is amazing. You can record the meetings, so we have been getting great recordings on our online event. It is a game changer. Here is the recording of the of Jarad Morningstar zooming in from Mount Pleasant, Michigan for the January 2021 open mic.