Poetry & Coffee: Saturday, March 30, 2019 | THE POEM THAT SAVED ME
This event is in a private home in Bay Shore, NY. Food and beverages will be prepared for you. Please reserve a ticket and I will provide you with the address and directions.
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. Interpret the theme broadly. There is no wrong poem. All are welcome! **The only rule is that the poem cannot be your own work.**
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 about 20 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 6pm-9pm.
Dinner, drinks, and dessert will be served. All food is vegetarian.
Two ways to participate:
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 would like to bring a poem, it is on a first-to-get-a-ticket basis. (It's like signing up at an open mic. The earlier you get your ticket, the closer you will be to the top of the list.)
We have time to read 7 poems at each Poetry & Coffee. If someone signs up to bring a poem but does not show, the person next on the list will read their poem. If there are more than 7 people with poems and you do not get to read your poem, I will post it on the Poetry & Coffee website for public discussion.
"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
For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Shore, NY 11706
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|