On Saturday Septemember 9th - Sing Out Loud Festival presents the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Showcase featuring a panel discussion, a poetry reading, book signing and open mic live at the Limelight Theatre. Free and open to the public!
4:30pm - Doors
5:00pm - Change the World with Your Words: 100 Thousand Poets for Change Panel Discussion featuring the movement's co-founder Michael Rothenberg, and Ancient City Poets Michael Henry Lee, Kimmy Van Kooten, and Robert Waldner. Moderated by Chris Bodor.
6:00pm - Break and networking
6:30pm - Reading and book signing by Michael Rothenberg
7:30pm - Break and networking
8:00pm - Open Mic. Share your poem on the subject of change. Sign up sheet will be available during event.
*Set Times are subject to change.
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You can be an agent of change with your written words. This is the idea behind 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization now in its seventh year that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. On September 30, 2017, concerts, readings, workshops, flash mobs, parades and demonstrations will take place in more than 109 countries around the world.
Join us for Saint Augustine’s official observation of the global event that will feature more than 500 events this September. “Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn't just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”
For 100 Thousand Poets for Change info, go to www.100tpc.org
OPEN MIC POETRY AT CORAZON
THEME: Celebrate Eight
SUNDAY August 27, 2017
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday August 27th from 3:00 to 4:30 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, across from the Lightner Museum). Saint Augustine Speaks is an open mic series that offers poets of all skill levels an opportunity to share their poems with a loving and supportive audience.
The microphone will be turned on at 3:00 pm and all are encouraged to share their own poems or the poems of their favorite writers. Come celebrate with us we look back on eight years of hosting free poetry open mic readings in the Nation's Oldest City. Share with us your love for the Ancient City Poets, or how your life has changed since you found us, or your love for the number 8. Or just come out and share your words or the words of your favorite poets with us. Attendees do not have to stick to these themes. The gatherings are held "renga style" with no emcee or sign-up sheet and end when everyone has had an opportunity to share.
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Our readings are free and open to everyone in the community. We do ask that you consider patronizing the Corazon and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word. Their full cafe menu will be available during the event so please come prepared to buy a sandwich, beverage, or sweet treat. Here is the menu:
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.