In Trinity Bellwoods Park
This reading operates a bit differently than others. Given that a lot of writers aren't in structured writing environments, writing can be a bit tough. Without deadlines, there isn't necessarily a rush to get work on paper/Microsoft® Word Documents. This reading series is meant to be a deadline to write new poetry.
There are no feature readers -- this is strictly an open mic reading. The one rule I have for this reading series is this: you have to read new writing. Anything read at this event must be new or recent and I can't have heard it before. Repeats of poems are not allowed.
Given that we'll be in the park, bring yr own alcohol and snacks!!! Also, when we get closer to the date, I'll be posting a map of the park with the specific section we'll meet at. The weather is supposed to be good this day, but (of course), since this event will be held outside, it will be weather-dependent.
If you want to read, you must sign up. It's better to message Vannessa Barnier ahead of time to reserve a slot for yourself, but you can also approach me at the event.
Slots will be a maximum of FIVE minutes each.
All poetry and short fiction is welcome.
If you aren't comfortable reading your own work (yet), and just want to get a feel for the event, you are more than welcome to sign up for a slot and read a piece of writing you enjoy and would like to share with others.
Be aware that this is a safe space. Poetry can be very personal, so subject matter may be sensitive. Negativity is not acceptable and will not be tolerated whatsoever. Just as well, racist/transphobic/sexist/misogynist/homophobic themes and any derogatory terms will not be allowed and thus, neither will you be allowed to come to future readings.