Poetry & Coffee: thursday, august 20th, 2015 | The Poem That Saved Me
**EVENT: THE POEM THAT SAVED ME** Bring the poem that saved you. Do you have a poem that was a life raft for you? Lifted you out of a dark time? Gave you the wisdom you needed in a moment? Made you laugh when you had nothing to smile about? Understood you when it felt like no one did? Or maybe it literally saved your life. Bring a poem that has "saved you" in some way.
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 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. Event is from 6:15-9:30pm.
Two types of tickets:
Read Poem / Discussion You bring a poem to read to the group and bring photocopies to share. You also participate in the discussion.
Discussion Only You participate in the discussion of the poems. You can also just listen, if you wish.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Astoria, NY 11106
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|