Each month, poets and poetry enthusiasts are given the challenge to write a poem or read one written by someone else that fits into that particular theme. This month, we wanted to do a poetry reading that was light-hearted and downright fun! Each month we present a poetic prompt to challenge the creative juices of keeping our monthly poetry readings fresh, lively and engaging. The poetic theme for Saturday night’s open mic, at the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center was “Laugh Out Loud.” The poetry reading was filled with exciting, knee-slapping fun!
The atmosphere was saturated with loads of poetry, music and art. A variety of poems were read by Norman Bartee, Ruth Roth, Brian Bacik, Anne Stewart, Dwight Roth, Isabella Fish, Lillie Fish, Alicia McDaniel, Casey Zvanut, Joy Young, Jessica Mgrene and Susan Didier. A slapstick short-story written and read by Christian George was performed and also accompanied by the theatrical talent of Sydney Nazloo. Jennifer Nicks and Joy Young entertained the audience with beautiful songs that touched everyone’s heart. Isabella Fish, one of our young poets who read during the night, captured the atmosphere of the poetry that was read along with some of the poets present, through her adoring sketches.
Here are a few of our poets who recited that night!
Cathy’s Coffee of Indian Trail, sponsored the evening’s event, with delectable cakes, muffins and her signature House coffee. This local coffee shop is located at 606 Indian Trail Road South, Indian Trail, NC 28079. Be sure to check out and LIKE their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cathyscoffeeindiantrail/. You can also follow them on Instagram https://instagram.com/cathyscoffee/.
In celebration of National Poetry Month, our next poetry open mic will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 6:30-8:30p.m. If you’re in the area, please join us at this FREE event. Details with be posted this week.