Chris Bodor-Ancient City Poets-St. Augustine, Florida 2020

Image by Jeremy Jusay for St. Augsustine, FL – 100TPC
THEME: “100 Thousand Poets for Change – St. Augustine” ​Sunday, September 27, 2020

​The Ancient City Poets will host a community open mic reading on line through the zoom meeting platform. This will be one of more than 500 readings held globally during the month of September.

The zoom meeting ID number and any password or code that you might need will be listed in the description section of the Facebook event page. Here is the link:

If you don’t do Facebook, then send us an email from the “contact” section of this web page and the sign on info will be emailed to you.

We have been gathering on the last Sunday of every month for free open mic poetry reading since August of 2009. This will be our 7th gathering on Zoom due to Covid-19.

A sign-up sheet will be available at 2:30 and the open mic will start at 3:00 pm. At that time the facilitator 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.

During this time of social distancing, the North Florida poetry community has moved to an online platform to share their written words. Last month we spotlighted Shutta Crum from Ann Arbor. The June reading featured a visit from Mid-West poet John Dorsey. July was an explosive reading with featured poet Dan Denton, from Toledo, Ohio.

As soon as social distancing is a memory, we will return to the Corazon, located at 36 Granada St in Saint Augustine, Florida. The Corazon is open most evenings. We do ask that you patronize them and thank them for opening their doors to poetry and spoken word and performance art.

Here is the menu:

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. Here is an amazing performance by Kimmy Van Kooten shot in Dan Bagan’s Saint Augustine, Florida studios. Learn more about his work by going to his web site:

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