THEME: "Poetry Unwrapped"
Sunday, December 29th, 2019
Join us as we rap about unwrapping the gifts of this most wonderful time of the year.
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday December 29th from 3:00 to 5:00 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, Florida, across from the Lightner Museum).
Readers are invited to share poems about the holiday season. It is your choice if you want to focus on the Gifts of the Magi, ginger bread, or lack of bread. Feel free to think outside of the box or wrap it up with a pretty bow. Let is snow. Let it snow. Let it snow.
The theme is meant as a writing prompt and it is your choice if you want to follow the theme or not. Give us two or three of your polished poems or share fresh ink from your notebook. Invite a friend or two or three to cheer you on. Whether you want to share a poem or just soak in the St. Augustine poetry scene, please add this event to your end of the year list of things to do.
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.
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 ten 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 and also invite a few friends while you are at it.
Here is the Facebook event invite.
SUPPORT OUR READING VENUE
In order to keep these gatherings free of charge, we do ask that you patronize the Corazon and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art. Their full cafe menu will be available during the event so please come prepared to buy a sandwich, beverage, or sweet treat.
Here is the menu:
ANCIENT CITY POETS ON YOUTUBE
Last year 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. Check out this clip of an original poem by Jamie Galley shot by Chris Bodor.