Young Poets Open Mic only one week away

National Poetry Day is in ONE WEEK. Look out for all of the events popping up across the country over the week! Hint: if you see a tearaway poster on a lamppost it could be a line of poetry from one of our young writers!

Everyone is welcome to come to XCHC next Thursday 24th for the Young Poets Open mic.

4.30 to 5.30 showcases our youngest poets up to age 12. There will be slots available on the open mic list but arrive early, we already have a mob of young poets signed up to read.

From 6.00- 7.30 it is time for the young adults ( aged 13-25) Bring a poem and bring a friend!

Here are a few hints for reading your poetry aloud.

  1. Practise
  2. Pace yourself- remember this is the first time the audience is hearing your poem- allow us time to catch up on your wonderful words and the images you are creating in our minds.
  3. Smile and take a deep breath before you start. If you don’t feel like smiling then fake it -it works wonders.
  4. Read your title first.
  5. Make sure that your last line rings in our ears loud and clear.

Here are the details again:

Entry Details: Koha appreciated. Audience open to all ages.

Date/Times:  Thursday August 24th.

Times:   Ages 6-12 4.30 – 5.30 pm and Ages 13-25 6.00- 7.30

Location: XCHC Café and Exhibition Space, 376 Wilsons Road. (near the unused stadium – allow time to find a car park.) CAFE OPEN!

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