Doors: 6:30pm, Show starts at 7:00pm
Admission: $5 General, Free for Members
On Friday, Nov. 10, Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents authors Tomas Gayton, Jim Moreno and Chris Vannoy. People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards follow featured readings and performances. This interactive arts and culture experience will include beverages, snacks and plenty of time to mingle. The event takes place in the San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park. Follow us here: poetryandartsd.com.
People’s Choice details
Participants in the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards read/perform one poem under three minutes long. Audience members choose (by secret ballot) their favorite poem based on content and performance. Props, artwork, singing, music, dancing, and all accompaniment is allowed and anything goes. Top poem performances (the poems that receive the most votes) win $50.
Audience members are encouraged to cheer for their favorites and try to influence the rest of the audience. Writers/artists who would like to participate in the People’s Choice Poem Performance Awards can get their names in the hat ahead of time at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 619-957- 3264. It is a good idea to sign up early by email or text message, as space and time are limited!
Co-sponsor Poetry International is an annual literary journal published by SDSU with Ilya Kaminsky as editor-in- chief. Additional support and sponsorship by San Diego Entertainment & Arts Guild and Puna Press.