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Poetic Café’s Grand Opening and Showcase

Hungry for poetry and spoken word performances? The Burchfield Penney Art Center is opening its doors to poetic artists (readings, slam, spoken word, etc.) via a new open mic series being billed as Poetic Cafe’s Grand Opening and Showcase. This series is a smörgåsbord of delightful prose, free verse, and sonnets unlike anything that you have ever heard, set in a café atmosphere. Organizers will roll out a five-hour menu of entertainment, with a poetry slam slotted in at 8pm. The line-up is as follows:

This poetry event is for the poet in all of us. For example, the Crochet Cookie Corner features “… a selection of crochet poetic cookies that come with a blank cookie paper that you can write your own poem or fortune on.” Then there’s the Journal Juice Bar and the Tea Bar:

  • The Poetic Café’s Tea Bar will have a selection of tea leaves, herbs, and spices for participants to select for their own personal TakeMeHome tea bag to brew later.
  • The Poetic Café’s Journal Juice Bar will have a selection of decorative covers, binders, and papers for participants to select for their own personal TakeMeHome writing journal.

Each of the open mic events is hosted by a celebrated local poet, who will guide the performance.

If your tummy us growling, and you’re hankering for a plateful of spoken word and slam poetry, look no further than Poetic Café to satiate your cravings.

Poetic Café’s Grand Opening and Showcase

Friday, January 10, 2020

5pm to 10pm

Located in The Collections Room at the Burchfield Penney Art Center | 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, New York 14222

The Performance Bar is a part of Stay Gold and M&T sponsored Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

See Facebook event for further details

Also, stay tuned to Poetic Café

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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