Our normal feature consists of one poet reading for 20 minutes. For this special event, the feature portion of the night will be expanded to an hour to include a larger number of people and a range of arts.
Charmaine has already lined up at least two poets, a musician/singer, story tellers, and fellow indigenous students at Western who are studying Anishinabbe: the original languages and cultures of the Great Lakes area. Charmaine herself is from the Oneida Nation of New York.
Anyone who would like to take part, please contact Charmaine at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook.
WHERE: The Mykonos Restaurant at 572 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario. The restaurant has a large, enclosed terrace just behind the main restaurant, which comfortably holds 60 poetry lovers. Mediterranean food and drinks are available. The terrace is open to the parking lot behind. Overflow parking is available across the side street and in the large lot one block north, in front of Trad’s Furniture.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016. Doors: 5:30 to 6:30 (it's a restaurant.) Event begins at 7:00
THE FEATURE: Aboriginal poetry, stories, music, and other performances, followed by a Q&A. The feature will last for a full hour (vs our normal 20 minutes).
MUSIC: There may be an aboriginal music portion, possible with a drum, that would begin at 6:30. As of this writing, this is not yet certain.
OPEN MIC: The normal poetry open mic section will be significantly shortened because of the lengthened feature that precedes it. Each poet has five minutes (which is about two good pages of poetry, but it should be timed at home). Sign up on the reader's list, which is on the book table at the back. It's first come, first served.
COVER: Pay What You Can (in jar on back table, or use Donate Button on website Donate Page). Your contributions are our only source of income to cover expenses.
RAFFLE PRIZES: Anyone who pays what cover they can at the event receives a ticket for a raffle prize, three of which will be picked after the intermission. The prizes consist of poetry books donated by The Ontario Poetry Society.