Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Final Reminder: Fixed & Free Poetry

Thu Nov24, #NMpoetry featuring Priscilla Baca y Candelaria, 6:45-9 pm, at The Source, 1111 Carlisle SE. Host Billy Brown writes, 

Dear Poets and Poetry Lovers,
I know, I know ... we're scheduled for Thanksgiving evening ... what BETTER time to share poetry than on the one day of the year when we are reminded just how much we can be thankful for?
( Parenthetically, even though our suggested theme is "Celebrating Gratitude" I want to be sure that anyone NOT feeling particularly grateful that evening will be welcomed with open arms, as will be poems of anger or sadness or any other negative sort of emotion. After all, if we are not angry or sad about something, then perhaps we are not paying attention ... :-)

(PS I can't be there but as someone who has spent years, albeit different sets of them ~ no T.A.R.D.I.S. at my disposal ~ traversing both Tahrir Square and the UC Davis Quad on a daily basis, I hope that someone or several ones will have poems for both)
I know, I know ... many people have other plans ... travel, being with family and friends, watching football ... no one is expecting anyone to drop their long-existing Thanksgiving plans! (No one is being asked to feel guilty if you cannot make it ... :-)
BUT IF you ARE available on Thanksgiving evening, then please come on out to what promises to be
a wonderful, warm gathering of lovely poets and inspirational poetry! We will love to see you ... and hear you.
AND, perhaps your family and friends would APPRECIATE a change of pace ... some uplifting, passionate, inspirational poetry, instead of sleeping on the couch or watching football! (Personally, I would LOVE to see more non-poets attend our readings ... or are we only interested in preaching to the poetic choir?)
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I am pleased to remind you of the November 2011 Fixed and Free poetry reading, Thursday, November 24, 6:45-9 pm, at The Source, with featured poet Priscilla Baca y Candelaria. This is NOT a double feature, though we shall have an early start time of 6:45 pm, as previous publicity indicated.
Please come out and hear an enormously accomplished poeta and performer. I know that you will be delighted by her poetry, and while you are at it, we all would love to hear you read some of your own poems and/or poems by favorite poets. 
Also, please invite friends who love poetry. Yours for Powerful Poetry, Billy Brown 401-8139

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6:30 pm open mic sign-up
6:45 - open mike
7:30 - Priscilla Baca y Candelaria's feature, followed by a 5-10 minute break
8:00 - open mike till the end!
The Source, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE, SW corner of Carlisle & Anderson. If the weather allows, we'll meet on the Source's deck; otherwise, in the Garden Room.
Free admissions but donations are gratefully accepted for pastries, to cover the $ 20 charge for the venue, and to pay the featured poet!  5 minute limit on the open "mike"

There will be pastries for sale – 50¢ each, probably to involve some pumpkin ... and maybe some chocolate   :-) Water is available in the Source's kitchen for tea.

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