Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic this week!
You want to know about poetry on Gabriola? Missing the festival? Have a poem in your back pocket you wrote down at the Galleries watching the sea lions in the sunset? Or perhaps something you scribbled on a napkin while watching the gossip unfold at the Skol. Come out to our monthly Open Mic, read a poem, hear a poem, maybe even write a poem!
Doors at 6:45, Open mic at 7, mini workshop whenever the open mic ends, usually around 8 pm.
This month, Naomi Beth Wakan, poet and essayist, will be offering a speed session on how to write haiku, probably the most difficult form of poetry to write. She hopes you will all be inspired to produce at least one good haiku and to gain some insight into what this being- in-the-moment, one-breath poetry is all about. For 11 years now, Naomi has held annual gatherings on Gabriola, to which some of the best North American haiku writers have come.
This is open to both your own work, and work by others, reciting, performance, improvisation, reading, or whatever poetry means to you. If you think no one wants to hear it you are likely wrong.