THEME: "Gifts of the Season"
SUNDAY, Dec 30, 2018
Lets share the gift of poetry and the season, during this most wonderful time of the year..
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday December 30th from 3:00 to 4:30 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, Florida, across from the Lightner Museum). Readers are invited to share poems that will help us getting into the holiday spirit. Perhaps you have a poem that will speaks about how to survive and celebrate "the most wonderful time of the year.
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.
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. 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
If you have ever gone to one of our monthly readings over the last nine 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
We have been working hard to document the local poetry scene here in Saint Augustine. We are always looking for college students and videographers with equipment who are interested in shooting footage at the readings. Here is a clip of Kurt McGill reading the poem "Midnight" at the November 2018 open mic. Footage shot by Chris Bodor. We launched the Ancient City Poets Youtube Channel in April of this year for National Poetry Month. Subscribe to our channel so you can get notified whenever new footage is added.