Poetry & Coffee: sunday, march 29 2015 | GREEN POEMS
**SPECIAL MARCH EVENT: GREEN POEMS** Bring a poem that is GREEN in some way. Maybe it's about nature. Maybe it's about leprechauns. Maybe it's by an Irish poet. Maybe it's about being new and inexperienced. Maybe it is about the color green.
Poetry & Coffee is a simple concept. It's a group of people who get together over food and drinks, each bringing a poem of their choice to read and discuss. **The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work.** Please bring 15 copies of the poem to share with the group.
We read, we talk. Simple as that. And that is where the simplicity ends, as each Poetry & Coffee gathering takes on a life of its own and consistently becomes magical beyond all expectation.
Tickets are free but you must have one to attend.
If you reserve a ticket and cancel without giving at least 48-hour's notice, you will not be able to reserve tickets to future events. Our apologies for the severity. We are trying to prevent no-shows from taking the seats from people who genuinely want to attend.
"I have tried to remember throughout that poetry is made by flesh-and-blood human beings. It is a bloody art. It lives on a human scale and thrives when it is passed from hand to hand." - Edward Hirsch
Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please purchase at least one item to kindly support our venue but, if you can't, come anyway. YOU are more important than your money.
Astoria, NY 11106
Take the N/Q to the Broadway stop. Omonia is 2 blocks from the train on Broadway and 33rd Street.
For more info, please email email@example.com.
What people who have experienced Poetry & Coffee are saying:
"No hyperbole - this was one of the greatest and most unforgettable nights of my life." - Rich Alexandro
"Thanks for waking me from my slumber." - James McMenamin
"Going to Poetry & Coffee allowed me to not only revisit a poem that has moved me, but it has made me question each line. It has pushed me to see it in more ways than I ever could if I were to just keep it to myself. No poet should be a selfish poet. And every poet should be exposed to all that is out there." - Crystal Rivera
"It was refreshing. Poetry was the starting point, but it opened up discussions about art, life, ideas, perceptions, perspectives. Artists of any persuasion will benefit, and human beings too. Patricia Damon
"Poetry and Coffee is simply fabulous! Part meet-up, part seminar in the history of great writing, and part inspiration - all facilitated by the gifted and talented Queens-based poet, Valerie Keane. This is a must-read, must not miss event for grown-ups." - Anne Born
"It went beyond poetry. It was about the importance of community building. The art of conversation is invaluable." - Molly Goldstone
"Thank you for the beautiful, inspiring experience! My feet brought me here for a reason." - Jennifer Harmon
"Healing, inspiring, life-changing... A reminder that the sun will shine on tomorrow." - Karlo
"Sublime, magical, and inexplicable moment when words emerge and touch levels we never expect." - Samuel Nemir
"It's real. There's no other event like it - not just in Queens, but anywhere." - Devin Doyle
"Immensely inspiring!" - Dr. Claire Fitzpatrick
"A thought-provoking soirée that ignites the imagination and nourishes the soul." - Joan Willette
"I have so much to think, read, and write about! This was wonderful. I loved the variety of poems that people chose to read and everything we each brought to the poems. Will definitely be back." - Christina Tesoro
"This is fun and enlightening. I am so grateful to be a part of this!" Hugh Tipping
Astoria, NY 11106
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|