APRIL BRINGS A SHOWER OF WORDS
THREE LOCAL POETRY EVENTS IN SAINT AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
SATURDAY APRIL 7th
LIBRARY OPEN MIC
Ancient City Poet Michael Henry Lee will present a Poetry Open Mic from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm in celebration of National Poetry Month (April) at the Southeast Branch of the St Johns County Library located 6670 US 1 South St. Augustine, Florida (just north of state road 206). They are offering a comfortable zone to share and discuss poetry. This program is hosted by Ancient City Poets .
SATURDAY APRIL 14th
HAIKU POETRY WORKSHOP
Michael Henry Lee and Antoinette Libro will host Hajimemashou (Let's Begin) a haiku poetry workshop on Saturday April 14th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in celebration of National Library Week, National Poetry Month and International Haiku Day at the Southeast Branch of the St Johns County Library located 6670 US 1 South St. Augustine, Florida (just north of state road 206). This program is hosted by Ancient City Poets and The Coquina Haiku Circle.
OPEN MIC AT CORAZON
SUNDAY APRIL 29th
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday April 29th from 3:00 to 4:30 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, Florida 32084).
All are encouraged to share their own poems or the poems of their favorite writers as we celebrate National Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day (April 26th). Saint Augustine Speaks is an open mic series that offers poets of all skill levels an opportunity to share their poems with a loving and supportive audience.
Let's take Tallahassee poet David Kirby up on his invite to copy this format. Here's the idea: To many, poetry is angst-ridden (which much of it is) or impenetrable (which it shouldn’t be). Yet there has always been a deep strain of celebration in poetry: indeed, more poetry celebrates than it denigrates, castigates, ruminates. The democratic spirit will hover over this open mic as each of us reads a poem that celebrates.
A sign-up sheet will be provided and 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.
Here is the Facebook event invite:
Our readings are free and open to everyone in the community. We do ask that you consider patronizing the Corazon and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word. 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:
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.