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.
The new year is now here and you are invited to write words to that theme. Maybe you would like to compose a break-up letter to 2020 or an eviction letter to that bastard of a year. The writing prompt is just a suggestion, and you are free to follow it or not. What is important , is that we get to know you and your creative words.
At 3:00 pm EST on Sunday, January 31st, the FB Live feed for this reading will appear on the following site:
We 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, please let us know through the "Contact US" section of our website. We will email you 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.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE
As soon as social distancing is a memory, we will return to the Corazon, located at 36 Granada Street in Saint Augustine, Florida. The Corazon is open most evenings. All staff members wear masks. 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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PLEASE CALL THEM BEFORE YOU GO TO CONFIRM THEIR HOURS
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. Zoom is amazing in that you can record, so we have been getting great recordings on our online event. It is a game changer. Here is the September featuring St. Augustine's official contribution to "100 Thousand Poets for Change."