Come out to The Artel for July’s edition of Poetry Night hosted by Bruce Kauffman.
For more info on the upcoming event read Bruce’s description below:
This poetry series’ ambition - held in an inviting, warm, accepting and acoustically sound “safe” space - is to offer a compassionate setting for poets to come and share their work - and for others to relax, support and absorb. As I have mentioned before, the spoken word does indeed add another dimension to the written word that is, at times, almost magical.
Those participating may be reading from their own work or other’s work, singing (with or even without an instrument), reading work done on a poet/poetic era or perhaps even original prose - and hey who knows. The only real restriction is time limit, determined by the number of people signing to read - but in the past each reader has had roughly 8 to 10 minutes, give or take.
This month’s reading, scheduled for Tuesday, July 6th at the Artel (corner of Queen and Sydenham Sts.), will run from 7:00 to 10:00pm, with a short intermission part way through and with limited food and beverage provided. It is also a free event, but donations are greatly appreciated and will be given directly to the Artel for providing their space and their assistance.
This is an open event so feel free to invite or bring friends as well. Each reading has had a number of people come to support someone they know who is reading, or simply to come to listen and watch - and enjoy.
Although the start time is 7pm, this is not a closed door event and anyone is welcome to come in at any time during the reading, either to read or to listen. I will attempt to accomodate poets arriving late wishing to read. If you are intending to read and know in advance that you will be late - let me know and I will make sure your name is included on the list for later in the evening
I would also like this reading series to be a resource in promoting other artistic endeavors. If you have or know of a project, exhibit, space or anything else related to the artistic community - it would be wonderful if you could come promote it. But if you’re not able to attend - contact me either here on fb or by way of email and I will promote it on your behalf at the reading myself My email address is: email@example.com
This is going to be another wonderful evening
Hope to see you there!