The Ancient City Poet can't even begin to express how excited we are about our "Afternoon of Poetry" happening in the Nation's Oldest City tomorrow. The lit fun will begin over at The Gallery Cafe, located in the Staples Plaza (1974 US-1 South, St. Augustine, Florida). This top notch eatery entered 2014 with a brand new, unique artisan menu available on Sundays up until 2 pm. More info about their food is available on their website:
City Coffee's menu can be found on line at: http://www.gallerycafestaug.com
Our poetry workshop runs from 2 to 3 pm. Please register by 1:45. $10 at the door get you bottomless coffee and endless sweet treats. Robert Waldner will be leading the hour long Plant-A-Poem workshop. Arrive with a poem seed on the subject of "Janaury Thaw" and cultivate it in one hour with the "miracle grow" of input from the workshop leader and your workshop peers. Bring a few extra printed out copies of your rough poem idea to hand out to the other participants.
After the workshop, bring your newly cultivated poem up US-1 North to City Coffee (1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, near the Village Inn) and join other poets and poetry lovers. Ancient City Poets Chris Bodor and Michael Henry Lee will be turning on the microphone at 3 pm to kick off a new poetry series. Titled "St. Augustine Speaks", this open mic event follows in the footsteps of "Heart Pour Sunday Matinee": a once a month series that Bodor hosted in town for four years (Aug 2009 to Aug 2013).
The poetry reading is free, but please show your appreciation by buying poetry books from local authors and also buying something to eat or drink while you are at the cafe. "Our kitchen will be open until 6 pm --full menu." says City Coffee owner Robyn. "We are known for our locally roasted, Fair Trade organic coffees but we also offer organic teas, fruit smoothies, blended ice drinks, and of course some sodas and juice. Our sandwiches and wraps are All made fresh and we have lighter fare like salads as well."
City Coffee's menu can be found on line at www.menuat.com/citycoffee.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.