THEME: "100 Thousand Poets for Change"
SUNDAY, SEP 30, 2018
Join us for Saint Augustine’s official observation of the global event that will feature more than 500 gatherings this September.
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday September 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, Florida, across from the Lightner Museum). All are encouraged to share poems that relate to positive change in our community and the world that we live in as we observe 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day.
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.
You can be an agent of change with your written words. This is the idea behind 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization now in its eighth year that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability.
GAINESVILLE WILL GATHER
There will be a gathering in Gainesville the night before (Saturday, September 29). Here is more info:
“Peace and sustainability are major concerns worldwide, and the guiding principles for this global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, co-founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change. “We are in a world where it isn't just one issue that needs to be addressed. A common ground is built through this global compilation of local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourse to inform the future.”
For more 100 Thousand Poets for Change info, go to www.100tpc.org
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 videoographers with equipment who are interested in shooting footage at the readings. Here is a clip of Lou Graves reading his poem "Icarus, and Moths in Jars". 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.