FIRST CITY POETRY READS
The Spoken Word Committee of Watermark Art Center introduces First City Poetry Reads, a new series that will take place in unique and nontraditional literary spaces around Bemidji. The series is designed to bring poetry to new venues and listeners in and around the First City on the Mississippi, adding a unique source of energy, interest and creativity to the spoken word. Each event will feature a local or regional poet, followed by short readings by other area authors. The one-hour programs include a theme tied to the event location. All events are free and open to the public.
Interested in pre-registering to read at an event? Contact Marsh Muirhead at 218-556-6313 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Poets are asked to keep their reading to 3 minutes and provide family-friendly content.
July 29, 2017
Bemidji Regional Airport
Theme: Flight, Adventure
Come hear great local poetry while sitting among airplanes! Featured will be local poet, essayist and playwright Cate Belleveau. Audience members are invited to share original poetry that focuses on the theme. The evening will conclude with a drawing for a free scenic plan ride for two by local poet and pilot Marsh Muirhead.
First City Poetry Reads Schedule
WHERE THEME Featured Poet WHEN
Bemidji Aviation (Airport) flight, adventure Cate Belleveau 2 p.m. Sat., July. 29
Bemidji Fire Department rescue and disaster LouAnn Muhm 2 p.m. Sat.,, Aug. 19
Cantabria Coffee Company around the world to Dr. CarolAnn Russell 4 p.m., Sat., Sept. 16th downtown Bemidji
Bee-loud Glade Party home, hearth, slam and cheese Julia Oxenreider 4 p.m., Sat. Oct. 7
Beltrami County History Center our place in history Anthony Swann 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 11
Anytime Fitness our physical selves Erin Lynn Marsh 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 13
Future First City Poetry Reads:
Sanford Hospital – health, wealth, and illness with Dr. Diane Pitman January, 2018
Wollman Coffee – poetry about poetry February, 2018
Lake Bemidji State Park — food and drink Spring, 2018