We'll be celebrating a decade of Living Poetry at the NC Botanical Gardens. Enjoy snacks, your fellow poets plus welcome back our founder, Angelika Teuber, from the UK and a special guest appearance by Pamela Taylor all the way from Boston.
We'll also hold a little open mic competition/fund raiser. Bring your best poetry to win valuable prizes and more based on audience votes. REMEMBER: BRING CASH!!! Votes are $1 each and you can vote as many times as you like for anyone, including yourself! A portion of the voting funds help support Living Poetry. All contestants have 3 minutes to read as many poems as they like. Winners receive:
First place: All of the voting funds made in your name and Oxford American Writer's Thesaurus ($55 value)
second place: Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry ($26 value)
Third place: Bart Barker's poetry book MILKSHAKES & CHILI DOGS and Tara Lynne Groth's poetry book THIS IS PARIS ($14 combined value)
Living Poetry Organizers remain exempt from winning the contest.