At last month’s meeting, a couple of poets expressed to me frustration with their Muse; either she was misbehaving or not showing up at all. I’ve been arm-wrestling mine quite a bit lately. So, this month I’m trying something different at the Newtown Library – no featured poet, open mike (1-3 poems a poet), and writing exercises to start and finish the evening. There is no obligation whatsoever to share your writing from the exercises, but if you wish to, we are willing to listen.
What to bring, 1-3 poems, a pen or pencil or eyeliner (whatever gets you going), blank paper (with lines, without, flowers on the corners, skulls in the margins, whatever). I will bring the writing prompts, and extra writing tools for folks who forget or didn’t see this email.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday! Can’t wait to hear your pens scratching in the silence, and your poems on the open mike.
Bring a friend, and tell your Muse to relax, it’ll be good for her to get out.
Yours in poetry,
Susan Gerardi Bello
Bucks County Bards – Poetry readings and open mike
The third Friday of every month at 8 PM.
Featuring area poets and there is always an open mic! All poets, poets-in-training and poetry lovers are welcome to drop in. Please join us. And bring a poem for the open mic!
The Bucks County Bards have made our Newtown Library their home for many years.
All members of the community are invited to stop in to enjoy notable guest poets reading their works in this historic setting.