Enjoy free events and activities in April as the St. Johns Cultural Council and Ancient City Poets collaborate with local arts organizations to celebrate Poetry Month in St. Johns County.
This programming is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
National Poetry Month at First Friday Art Walk
When: 5 -8 p.m., Friday, April 2
Where: Art Studio of St. Augustine Beach, Cultural Arts Center, St. Johns County Pier
Info: Meet local poets, enjoy poetry writing activities and browse an old-fashioned book fair featuring local authors during April’s First Friday Art Walk.
Poetry Month Proclamation
When: 9 a.m., Tuesday, April 6
Where: County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine
Info: The Board of County Commissioners proclaim Poetry Month in St. Johns County
Poetry in Motion Film Screenings at Light Box
When: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8
Where: Art Box, 137 King St., St. Augustine
Info: Enjoy an evening of spoken word documentaries and poetry videos, curated by filmmaker James Scott, followed by discussion. Meet local authors with books available for purchase.
Poetry Activities at Airstream Row Artisan Market
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: 190 Vilano Road, St. Augustine
Info: Enjoy poetry activities and meet local poets during April’s Vilano Beach Artisans Market.
Ancient City Poets Open Mic
When: 2:30-4:30 p.m. , Sunday, April 25
Where: Outdoor Art Patio at 137 King St. in the San Sebastian Art District
Info: Experience the spoken word scene at St. Johns County’s longest running monthly poetry reading series. Sign up starts at 2:30 p.m. and emcee Chris Bodor calls up 15 readers beginning at 3 p.m.
“Writers Do Their P.Art” Exhibition
When: Throughout April
Where: Art Studio of Saint Augustine Beach, Cultural Arts Center, St. Johns County Pier
Info: Experimental art show featuring 10 Ancient City Poets on display during the entire month of April. Gallery hours are posted at www.beachartstudio.org.
St. Johns Cultural Council Haiku Contest
Prizes awarded for poems in three categories: middle school, high school and adult.
Learn more at www.stjohnsculture.com