Calling all poetry people! Hope at Hand offers different ways to explore poetry. Hope at Hand's community mission is to provide poetry lessons for at-risk youth, but our MeetUps are for anyone in North Florida who has a love of words.
North Florida Poetry Hub is sponsored by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation.
Poetry Hub is a lively discussion of poetry from those of all walks of lives. Here, we take a break from the stressful and divisive modern world and celebrate the uniting and reflective power of poetry. At NFPH, we are continually fostering a space for bravery, power, joy, and comfort.
We encourage attendees to bring a poem with them. Poets who bring their own poems can choose to receive constructive feedback, but no skill level whatsoever is required! You don't need to be a poet to love poetry, so feel free to also bring an already published poem to share and speak about. Or! Just come to listen and enjoy what others are bringing. Again, this space is all about celebrating art and its ability to bring us together in ultimate expression. Feel free to bring a beverage of choice.
NF Poetry Hub is a chapter of the Florida State Poets Association and was created by the local nonprofit Hope at Hand, Inc. Hope at Hand provides poetry therapy for at-risk youth populations.
Learn more about our organization and the work we do in the community:
Hope at Hand is sponsored in part by the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the City of Jacksonville, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, the Cummer Family Foundation and more!
A few of us keep thinking...wouldn't it be nice to just get the Jacksonville Poetry Meetup folks together for lunch? Let's give it a try! Feel free to bring a poem if you want, but this is an unstructured get together so we can build our poetry network. We all need to eat, so it might as well be together. (Lunch is not provided but the have a good selection of reasonably priced menu items.) Hope to see you there.