THEME: "Poetic Vision"
Sunday, January 26th, 2020
Join us for the first reading of the new year and a celebration of your vision for the future.
The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on Sunday January 26th from 3:00 to 5:00 at Corazon Cinema and Cafe (36 Granada Street, Saint Augustine, Florida, across from the Lightner Museum).
Readers are invited to share poems about that relate to a vision for 2020, or the new year that is here. Do you think these Twenties will be boring, soaring, abhorring, or "war" ing?
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.
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
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
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
In April of 2018, 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 of an original poem by Lauren Tivey about a typical Florida summer shot by Chris Bodor.