"Voices from the Poetry Jam: A Reading in Honor of the CMC's 20th Anniversary"

Published Robbie - Sat, 10/19/2013 - 1:30pm

The Civic Media Center will host a night of local and regional artists reading and performing original works of poetry, spoken word, and short prose on Saturday, October 19th, beginning at 8pm. The event is organized in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Center and its long-running weekly open reading, The Thursday Night Poetry Jam. The Poetry Jam is the longest-running open poetry reading in Gainesville, and one of the longest-lived independent, grassroots poetry-oriented event series in the U.S.

The featured artists include current or former participants in, and some former hosts of, the Poetry Jam. Reader/performers will include well-known Gainesville poet Johnny Rocket, who is the current Poetry Jam host and also co-hosts the Feminist Open Mic at Wild Iris Books; local author and widely published poet Wendy Thornton; internationally-acclaimed poet and author A. Kyle Strohman; poet, performance artist, musician, and host of the Tabernacle of HedonismTom Miller; playwright, actor and performance artist Sheila Bishop; Jacksonville poet, author, editor and teacher G.M. Palmer; and Rollins College writing teacher, poet, essayist and longtime small-press publisher Paul W. “Jake” Jacobs.

Other local and regional artists who are current and past regulars at the CMC Poetry Jam will share original works as well. Full roster of reader/performers TBA.

Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation
When:
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 8:00pm
Cost: 
$3-5 suggested donation