EVENT Number One - SING OUT LOUD FESTIVAL
ANCIENT CITY POETS SHOWCASE
FOLLOWED BY A POETRY OPEN MIC
at the Sing Out Loud Festival
Saturday, September 11
7:00pm (6:00pm Doors)
Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach
Featuring emcee Ben Atkinson and poets Cassandra DeGraff, Colleen Jones, Tonn Pastore, Princess Simpson Rashid, Jamie Lynn Stanish, Robert Waldner, and Lee Weaver.
Open Mic begins at 8:00pm. Sign up sheet for open mic will be out at 6:00 pm on the day of the performance.
Times and lineup are subject to change.
More info on festival's official website:
EVENT Number Two - LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH OPEN MIC
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday September 26th from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Kookaburra Coffee (Dondanville Road, 4265 A1A South, St. Augustine, FL).
All are encouraged to share poems that relate to positive change in our community and the world that we live in as we observe 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day.
A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm. Readers will be called to the podium in the order their names appear on the list. The mic will be turned off at 4:30 to allow the last 30 minutes for a meet and greet and networking. This month's reading will be facilitated by Johnny Masiulewicz from Happy Tapir Press.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE ANCIENT CITY POETS
As a community of poets and poetry lovers, we have been gathering on the last Sunday of the month in Saint Augustine, Florida since August of 2009. If you have ever gone to one of our monthly readings over the last nine years, you should Invite your friends to come and check it out. Just go to the event link and click that you are interested or attending. Also invite a few friends while you are at it.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE
In order to keep these gatherings free of charge, we do ask that you patronize the Kookaburra and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art. Their full menu will be available during the event so please come prepared to buy an Aussie treat, or a coffee beverage.
MORE ABOUT 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE
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 ninth year that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability.
Join us on Sunday September 26th for St. Augustine, Florida’s official observation of the global event that will feature more than 500 gatherings this September.
Supporting words from Michael Rothenberg
co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change:
“Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event. 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 the past 11 years thousands of poets around the world, poets in over 100 countries and hundreds of cities have gathered on the last Saturday of September each year to celebrate poetry, and to declare a shared belief that poetry can move us towards a world of peace, justice and sustainability. It has been a honor to be a part of this vast and dedicated community of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. Together we have been through many sad and disappointing days but we persist together, because we have each other, and poetry."
For more 100 Thousand Poets for Change info, go to www.100tpc.org
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.
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. Here is the direct link to the August reading at Kookaburra - our 12 year celebration.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.