The hot weather is here and Ancient City Poets are taking a break from downtown and heading to the island for a residency at Kookaburra Coffee at their largest location on Dondanville Road, St. Augustine Beach.
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 cheer you on.
If you would like to share a poem, please show up at 2:30 PM on the day of the reading and get your name on the list. There is space on the list for 15 poets at 5 minutes each. At 3:00 PM, the readers will be called to the podium in the order their names appear on the sign-up sheet. This month’s reading will be facilitated by poet Robert Waldner.
Readers are invited to share on the theme of our dirty dozen years, or your perspective on the local spoken word scene. Poems that speak of your love for the Ancient City Poets, or how your life has changed since you found us. The writing prompts are always just a suggestion, and you are free to follow it or not. What is important is that the audience gets to know you and your creative words. 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 bring a folding chair, and cheer you on.
Kookaburra — Dondanville (Across from Ocean Village) 4265 A1A South, St Augustine, 32080
Their full menu will be available during the event, so please get familiar with their menu and come prepared to support them by buying a sweet treat, an Aussie snack, coffee, or a refreshing drink.
For a fifty dollar donation, you can help pay our audio visual tech. He comes with a sound system, a camera, and microphones to record footage that we upload to YouTube. Our supporter for Augustine will be Kimmy Van Kooten. If you would like to help out in this way, please pay fifty bucks through the following link. Poet Plant Press has been doing amazing things with coffee money and spare change since 1996
ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE
Three years ago in April, we launched a YouTube Channel to preserve our past. Subscribe to our channel so you can get notified whenever new footage is added. Thanks to Zoom we have some amazing recordings from the last year. If you missed the April, May, or June reading, we have them all on the channel. Check them out there. Here is the direct link to the July wing ding.
Please like, share, and comment on the reading. Writers always gain a deeper understanding of their audience when feedback is given.