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Forget “Friday Night Lights”

Prepare for Friday Night Writes!

As many folks know, April is National Poetry Month. April is a lot of special months all in one, if you’ve read previous posts.

But one of the things about National Poetry Month that can be super exciting is the potential for what’s called a poetry slam. Poetry slams happen when many poets get together and perform their own original works for each other. A great time is usually had by all.

Next week, as we near the end of National Poetry Month, good old Harmony Library is hosting the Friday Night Writes Poetry Slam to celebrate this month. They have two categories: teenagers (12-17) and adults (18+), with a little bit of a competition going. There will be prizes for the top two performers in each of the groups, with all poets being published in an eBook through Harmony Library.

The Poetry Slam occurs next Friday, April 27, 2018, starting at 6:30 p.m. and running until 8:30. It’s happening down at Harmony Library. Audience participation is highly encouraged with this sort of event, so even if you aren’t a poet performing, you’re still very welcome at this community event.

However, if you’re a potential poet (because we’re all poets, and we just don’t know it), you need to prepare one to two poems that can be performed by you in under three minutes. You

also need to register for the event by calling 970-221-6740. You can register until Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.  

If you are a poet, or wish to become a poet for this event, and need some inspiration or guidance, you can view this playlist of poets from the Fort Collins First Friday Poetry Slam from earlier this month: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlB1uK2YW9X9L4zcpHqSnxWsJpFY-Gq5j&app=desktop .
If this event doesn’t quite interest you, you can always view other events they have through the Poudre Library District here: https://read.poudrelibraries.org/events/

Crystal Angevine is a CSU Alum, who dreams big and works hard. She loves being in the outdoors, lives for her family, and tries hard to be the change she wishes to see in the world. On any given Saturday, she might be found knitting, doing other handcrafted arts, or playing video games. She grew up in Northern Colorado, but still loves exploring Fort Collins and the surrounding areas. What better way to do that than by telling the world about the plethora of events dear old FoCo has to offer?