Florida Poet Laureate Peter Meinke will headline an international roster of poetry workshops on Friday April 15 and Saturday April 16 in Orlando.
In addition to Meinke’s workshop, the conference will feature presentations on the poetry of France and Scotland. Live bag pipe music will open some sessions. The spring fling provides many opportunities for FSPA members and guests to read their poems at open mike sessions, and the chance to sell their books in the Poetry book store. Registration for both days is a low $25. Everyone that pays that price is eligible to attend the Orlando Poetry Slam team finals on Saturday night, April 16.
The spring fling takes place at the Comfort Suites, 2416 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32804, in the trendy Ivanhoe section of the city. Registration forms for the spring fling and hotel registration information is available at www.floridastatepoetsassociation.org.
This unique open mic focuses on storytelling and fiction — no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you’re just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area’s wordsmiths.
Readings will begin around 7 p.m. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m.
A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Open mic readers get 10 minutes and will be timed. We encourage all readers to stay to the end and support everyone who signs up to share their work.
This month’s featured readers are Stacy Barton and Brad Kuhn.
Where: Stardust Video & Coffee
1842 East Winter Park Rd, Orlando, Florida
When: Wednesday, July 22, from 7pm to 9pmCost: free, with a 5$ suggested donation at the door.
From 8pm-10pm Tuesday, June 2, Shawn Welcome is hosting Diverse Word, at Dandelion Communitea (618 North Thornton Avenue, Orlando). The cost-free night will include a spoken word poetry open mic for all interested. This open mic repeats every Tuesday at the same time and place.
From 7pm- 11pm on Thursday, June 25 Oral Fixation and Wordier Than Thou celebrate St. Pete Pride with their second annual LGBT Pride Open Mic at the Sawgrass Bar.
Featured performers and readers are TBA, but anyone is welcome to bring prose, poetry, music, comedy and more.
Donations will be collected for the LGBT Welcome Center.