V-Day Poets and Lovers!
In celebration of Eros and Venus and all things lovey-dovey, the Elevate the Arts crew are hosting an evening of V-inspired poetry, Friday, February 14, 7pm at Union Street Grotto, 477 5th Street.
Open to all aspiring poets, rappers, spoken word artists, writers, romantics…
Profess your love in 17 syllables and enter the Haiku contest and a chance to win some luscious prizes. Up to two Haikus may be submitted and must include a V-word.
To register for the Haiku contest please email Susan: firstname.lastname@example.org and bring a hard-copy of your Haiku poems to read at the event.
Featured poets Derek Hanebury, Cornelia Hoogland, Carol Neufeld and Matt Rader will lead us down their versions of Lovers Lane.
Derek Hanebury will be reading from some of his juicier love poems that will make his wife blush and lovers in the crowd sit a little closer. Cornelia Hoogland, aka the Advice Goddess, will read from her syndicated column for the would-be sexually liberated, with spice tips from her years spent as a dominatrix. Taking a break from translating Baroque Spanish dance structures into poetic form, Carol Neufeld will be sharing her odes to love while Matt Rader’s love poems are victorious, vandalous and are written in deepwater vee. “Let this be your motto,” he writes, “Love the word not the weirdo.”
Arrive early and take advantage of The Grotto’s Sensual Food and Drink Specials.
Suggested donation is two Toonies ($4).
Coordinated by Sue McVittie, Hosted by Union Street Grotto, and MC’d by Ian Backs.
Win Fabulous Prizes, Get Free Giggles Galore.
Full details are HERE or join the facebook event