Please join us thisÂ Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 6:30 to 8:30 pm for the Mad Poets monthly critique circle in Media, Pa. We will again be at our temporary location directly across the street from theÂ Coffee Club. We’ll be at:
Harris & Smith
211 W. State Street
Media, PA 19063
(in the Media Town Mall, first floor)
As always, we’ll read and hear cool poetry and enjoy the companionship of other localÂ writers.Â We have some aMAZingly talented writers around here — come feast your ears.
I know that 6:30 is a bit early for some of you — please come a little late if need be.Â You are always welcome whenever you can get there. We will, however, start promptly at 6:30.Â When you arrive, have a seat, wait for the discussion in progress to end, then we will catch you up with copies of our poems, and pass around copies of yours.
Critique Circle participants follow these guidelines:
- Turn off cell phones, or switch to silent mode.
- Refrain from interrupting/holding side conversations. One speaker at a time, please.
- Speak up loud enough so that everyone can hear you.
- Be open to constructive suggestions.Â Don’t argue, don’t defend, just LISTEN.
There is plenty of FREE street parking in Media in the evening, so don’t feed the meters.
Bring 10 copies of one of your own poems-in-progress for constructive, fresh, and friendly ideas on how to strengthen it.Â We read each poem out loud and discuss it.Â You are also welcome to attend without a poem of your own, to just listen.
We “pass the hat” (actually, the mayonnaise jar) for MPS programs and publications.Â Eileen D’Angelo, Director of the Mad Poets Society, uses these funds to help defray mailing, publication, and event costs for MPS.Â Our collective donations have made us one of the “Arts Angels” supporting MPS.Â If you cannot afford a $1 or $2 donation this month, don’t worry about it …Â no one keeps track of who gives what when.