THEME: "This is Eleven" Sunday, August 30, 2020
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on line through the zoom meeting platform. Let's "Turn it up to Eleven" and have a rockin' good time because we are celebrating 11 years.
Give us two or three of your polished poems or share fresh ink from your notebook. We are all getting antsy and we can't wait to meet again in public to hug, fellowship, and applaud each other's written words. We have been gathering for free open mic poetry reading since August of 2009.
The zoom meeting ID number and any password or code that you might need is listed in the description of the Facebook event page. Here is the link:
If you don't do Facebook, then send us an email from the "contact" section of this webpage and it will be emailed to you.
We have been gathering on the last Sunday of every month for free open mic poetry reading since August of 2009. This will be our 6th gathering on Zoom due to Covid-19.
A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm. At that time the facilitator will ask everyone who is logged on if they would like to be on the reading list. Readers will be called to the “podium” in the order their names appear on the list. The first 15 readers will be guaranteed a spot at the mic.
During this time of social distancing, the North Florida poetry community has moved to an online platform to share their written words. The June reading featured a visit from Mid-West poet John Dorsey. July featured Dan Denton, from Toledo, Ohio. Our August one will feature Shutta Crum from Michigan.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE
As soon as social distancing is a memory, we will return to the Corazon, located at 36 Granada St in Saint Augustine, Florida. The Corazon is open most evenings. We do ask that you patronize them and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art.
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ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE
Two years ago, for National Poetry Month, we 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. Here is the recording of our July 2020 open mic featuring guest Dan Denton from Toledo, Ohio. Doing our readings through zoom might suck, but at least we get a good document of each reading and what words gets read.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.