With no other reading events in London (except the Slam performance contests), a couple friends and I drove to Sarnia for a reading/open mic event put on by The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS). On the road home, we mulled over the fact that there was no similar monthly open mic in the much larger city of London. I decided to give it a shot myself. And it worked.
So I'm grateful to TOPS for giving me the idea. Even though the organizing initially drove my stress through the roof,
Bunny Iskov, the founder of TOPS, who will be at Sunday's event, would certainly never have imagined that her creation would one day help some old guy break the chains of his shyness. And, similarly, neither could that old guy imagine the good results that his own spin-off creation, London Open Mic Poetry NIght, might cause in other folk's lives. Well, I’m sure that some of those people might in their turn be inspired to create good things for others. I can see now that that’s the social process.
So THANK YOU to The Ontario Poetry Society!!
See you at the Sunday TOPS event at Mykonos:
A SULTRY SUMMER POETRY GATHERING AT MYKONOS
From The Ontario Poetry Society
& London Open Mic Poetry Night
Sunday August 16, 2015
572 Adelaide St. North, London
OPEN MIC will be included with readings by society members
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The Ontario Poetry Society (TOPS) was founded to create a democratic organization for members to unite in camaraderie, friendship, emotional support and encouragement in all aspects of poetry, including writing, performing and publishing.
TOPS hosts poetry reading events around the province, contests, poetry anthology projects and lots of opportunities to meet and get to know more about your fellow poets.
For more info, contact event host and London chapter manager Stan Burfield: firstname.lastname@example.org
or any of the executive: See website:http://www.theontariopoetrysociety.ca/index.html