A few weeks ago I saw an announcement in the paper that poetry submissions were being accepted for an upcoming creativity festival. The selected poets would be featured readers at a Saturday night event. On the very last day possible, I sent in my three poems and paid my five bucks. What could it hurt?
Go figure—I got selected. So tomorrow night I get to use my 6 minutes to read a few poems. My first real public poetry reading! Woo-hoo!
I have dutifully practiced and timed my poems and comments so I stay within the allotted time. I did a run-through at my Toastmasters group on Monday. I need a few more read-throughs to stay fresh, a new folder to put my pages in, and voila! I will be set.
I’ll let you know how it goes. And then I can start planning my remaining 9 minutes…