--if you're a poet, the First Friday reading is a good one for another reason: in addition to the featured reader and the open mike, it features a poetry slam open to anybody who wants to perform, and (pay attention here) the slam pays out cash prizes, courtesy of Arts in Stark. A great place to try out your performance pieces, see how they work out, with the chance of a little bit a' booty to boot!
- Facebook page for Canton First Friday Poetry Spectacular
- Event page on Facebook for the October 5 spectacular
And, for the next month, first Friday comes on November 2, the day of the dead, so the theme of the Canton First Friday will be "Zombie Artvasion." The spectacular feature poet will be Mary Turzillo.
--Poetry opens doors at 7, but do come to Canton at 6, when the first Friday arts starts up!
|November 2: celebrate Día de los Muertos with poetry from Mary A Turzillo (image: dappled dawg)|
... and a tip o' the hat to the indefatigable impressario Vertigo XX, for putting on the show!