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Fixed and Free Poetry Reading, featuring TBA & TBA
• What we'll do Fixed and Free Poetry Readings occur at 6:30 - 9:00 pm at The Source, 111 Carlisle Blvd SE in Albuquerque, NM on the 4th Thursday evening each month (except November, due to conflicts with Thanksgiving, and December, when we meet on the 2nd Thursday for an annual Holiday Potluck Poetry Reading) Billy Brown began organizing and hosting Fixed and Free in 2008, and so we're now in our 10-11 year of delightful poetry events! Each reading consists of an open mic plus one or two featured poets. This month's featured poets are: TBA & TBA The schedule for each reading is approximately: 6:30 - 7:00 pm ~ Open mic sign-up and set-up of the room (help requested) 7:00 - 7:30 pm ~ Open mic poets (5 minute time limit each, or shorter, depending on how many) 7:30 - 8:00 pm ~ Featured Poets - this month featuring TBA & TBA 8:00 - 8:10 pm ~ Break for chatting with featured poets, purchasing books, etc. 8:10 - 9:00 pm ~ Open mic poets 9:00 pm ~ Clean-up and storing chairs (help requested) You may read your own poems, someone else's poems, sing poems (called songs), or you may just sit and enjoy the verbal artistry of those who do perform! Anyone who reads, especially the featured poets, may offer their books for sale, or make announcements of other events Copies of the following books will also be for sale at each Fixed and Free reading: 1. "Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology 2011" (163 pages, $10) 2. "Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology 2015" (347 pages, $15) 3. "Chatter Poems and Pastries" by Billy Brown (57 pages, $10) 4. "Carol J.Lewis: Shimmering Poet, volume 1, Published Poems" (252 pages, $10) We request a $ 3 donation per person to cover event costs, but we will NOT turn anyone away for lack of funds! Billy Brown's pastries (usually cookies) will be available - free to contributors, 50 cents each for non-contributors. Everyone is welcome - Poets, Poetry Lovers, Lovers of all kinds ... :-) Please contact Billy Brown, organizer, with any questions or comments at:[masked] [masked] COME, JOIN US at Fixed and Free! • What to bring Water • Important to know We respect the US Constitutional rights of Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion (or lack thereof - Believers, Atheists and Agnostics all welcome), Freedom of Association, Freedom of Assembly and Freedom of Love!

The Source Garden Deck & Blue Room

1111 Carlisle & Anderson ( Entrance at Michael Thomas Coffee · Albuquerque, NM

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The ABQ Poet-Heart group announces, connects and helps to organize poets and poetry events in the Greater Albuquerque Area. It is a cooperative bulletin board with several organizers who "host" events by posting information about them.

The people attracted to this group appreciate poetry and are interested in all genres and types of poetry both written and performed. As far as poetry goes in Albuquerque, there will most likely be something of interest for everyone including readings, writers groups, slams, academic functions, open mics, workshops, conventions, monthly venues, poetry festivals and madcap adventures.

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