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.
Since Valentine's Day falls in the middle of the calendar, February is known as a month to celebrate love. The truth is, relationships are a rollercoaster, filled with good times, and bad times. Pop music lyrics tell us many different messages: Love is a battlefield, love is the drug, love is like oxygen, and love stinks. In your opinion, what is love, anyway? 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.
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. You can record the meetings, so we have been getting great recordings on our online event. It is a game changer. Here is footage of PAM Jam Coordinator Loretta Leto at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe (RIP), reading her tribute poem to the Ancient City Poets at their ten year anniversary reading. Loretta will co host the February reading with Christy Sheffield Sanford.