THEME: "National Poetry Month" Sunday, April 26, 2020
Join us for an "on" line reading that will be "off" the chain.
The Ancient City Poets will host an open mic reading for all on Sunday April 26th, from 3:00 to 4:30 on the online Zoom meeting platform.
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.
During this time of social distancing, the local poetry community has moved to an online platform to share their written words. The March online gathering attracted readers from South Florida, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine.
The zoom meeting ID number and any passwords that might be needs will be posted here on this Facebook event page.
The open mic will start at 3:00 pm. At that time the facilitator (Jamie Galley) will ask everyone who is logged on if they would like to be on the reading list. Readers will be called to the “podium” in the order their names appear on the list. The first 15 readers will be guaranteed a spot at the mic.
For more info on National Poetry Month, please go to the website for the Academy of American Poets:
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
As soon as social distancing is a memory, we will return to the Corazon, located at 36 Granada St in Saint Augustine, Florida. Please consider helping them stay afloat by contacting:
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. Check out this clip from the March 10th taping of the Jorge Rivera Show with Loretta Leto talking up PAM Jam, a projects that pairs Ancient City Poets with Butterfield Gallery artists, and eventually musicians. Footage used by permission from Jorge Rivera.
News to use for the Ancient City Poets, Poet Plant Press, and Chris Bodor poetry projects.