THEME: POEMS FOR PARKLAND
SUNDAY March 25
The Ancient City Poets and 100 Thousand Poets for Change will host a community open mic reading on Sunday March 25 from 3:00 to 4:30 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, across from the Lightner Museum). 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.
This event is one of many held in Florida during the month of March to offer support, comfort, and compassion to those affected by the Parkland, Florida shooting. The microphone will be turned on at 3:00 pm and all are encouraged to share poems that relate to the theme.
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:
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:
Additional Florida observations:
Miami: March 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wynwood Yard. 100 Thousand Poets for Change: “SWWIM Against Violence.” For more Information contact: email@example.com.
Pensacola: March 21, 6-8 p.m., "Poems For Parkland," The Ground Up Community Garden, 501 North Hayne Street, Pensacola. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tallahassee: March 22, 7 p.m., “A World With Guns: Poems of Protest and Memorial,” Black Dog at Railroad Square, Tallahassee. For more information contact: email@example.com 305-753-4569.
Jacksonville: March 23, 10 p.m.-12PM, “Poetry Reading / Verse Against Violence”, Bab’s Lab, Cork Arts District North, 603 King St. Jacksonville, BABS' LAB, CoRK Arts District North 603 King St, Jacksonville. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ancient City Poets will also host a reading on April 29th, 2018 at 3 pm at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe to celebrate National Poetry Month (April), in addition to other local observations.