The theme for June is "Talk on the Child Side"
PLANT-A-POEM WORKSHOP - Poems About Childhood Memories
On Sunday June 29th poets of all skill levels are invited to Plant-A-Poem with the Ancient City Poets at The Gallery Café of St. Augustine (1974 US-1 S, in the old Staples Plaza). Please resister at the door at 1:45 pm. There is a small $10 charge to cover the cost of endless coffee and sweet treats. The hour long workshop begins at 2:00 pm. Bring a pen and paper and a poem idea on the subject of childhood memories.
SAINT AUGUSTINE SPEAKS - Talk on the Child Side
Directly after the workshop, poets and poetry lovers will gather at City Coffee Company (1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, near Village Inn). Robert Waldner, who has recently had work published in FM 9, will kick off the June 29th reading at 3:00 pm. All ages and all skill levels are encourage to share a poem about childhood memories or share a poem that you remember from your youth. If you would rather just listen, that is fine too. These poetry free readings are held “renga style” with no emcee or sign-up sheet. The event concludes when all presenters have had an opportunity to share.
JUNE SPOTIFY.COM PLAYLIST
Songs and sounds that relate to the topic of childhood memories. Lets wonder around together in the neighborhood of childhood with words from Mountain Goats, Cat Stevens, Flaming Lips and Sweet Honey in the Rocks. Original playlist created by Chris Bodor:
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Ancient City Poets / Poet Plant Press
Chris Bodor and the Ancient City Poets encourage you to jump on the Twitter.com bandwagon. Can you write a poem in 140 characters? How about a "Hashtag Haiku"? Give it a try and add the hashtag AncientCityPoets. The group will read the poems at their monthly poetry readings on the last Sunday of every month in Saint Augustine, Florida - The Nation's Oldest City. Of course you can also read your own poem tweet.
On Sunday February 24, the Ancient City Poets will gather for the month at The Gallery Cafe of St. Augustine (located at 1974 US-1 South in the Staples Plaza) from 3 to 5 p.m. In celebration of Woman’s History month (March), the suggested theme is "Woman Who Inspire". The monthly readings are held "renga" style with no emcee. Each participant steps up to the podium until all inspired have had a chance to share. Poets do not have to follow the theme. The Ancient City Poets monthly readings are free and open to poetry lovers of all ages.
Here is a Spotify.com playlist of songs and sounds that relate to the theme of this month's reading:
Woman Who Inspire
ON LAST THANG:
RSVP so we can arrange to have enough chairs or hook-up an extra PA speaker for outdoor seating and overflow. Here is the direct link to our Facebook.com Invite:
This Month's Theme - Poet Picasso
On Sunday January 27, the Ancient City Poets will hold a special reading called “Poets Praise Picasso” in anticipation of “Viva Picasso” the extraordinary exhibit that is coming to the Visitor Information Center in downtown St. Augustine in February. The event will be conducted “renga” style with no facilitator or master of ceremonies. Poets will come up to the podium one by one, introduce themselves and present their poem or observation. The poetry celebration will be held at The Gallery Café of St. Augustine (located at 1974 US1 South in the Staples Plaza) from 3 to 5 p.m. A sign-up sheet will be available 15 minutes before start time for all those who would like to read original poems or something from a
favorite poet relating to the art, life, or inspiration of Pablo Picasso.
The Ancient City Poets gather monthly on the last Sunday
of the month. Next month’s reading, scheduled for February 24th, will be titled “Woman Who Inspire” in anticipation of March which is National Woman’s History Month. The readings have attracted standing room crowds so please think about arriving early to listen to music inspired by the theme of the month, as well as to insure getting a good seat. Complimentary coffee and sweet treats are served and books by local authors are available for sale. The readings are free and open to poets and poetry lovers of all ages. For more information, call the Gallery Cafe at (904) 825-9944.
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