St. Johns Cultural Council and Ancient City Poets Celebrate National Poetry Month

Enjoy free events and activities 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.

Friday, April 2:  National Poetry Month at First Friday Art Walk 
Art Studio of Saint Augustine Beach, Cultural Arts Center, St. Johns County Pier 
5 pm to 8 pm

Meet local poets, enjoy poetry writing activities and browse an old-fashioned book fair featuring local authors during April's First Friday Art Walk.

Tuesday, April 6: Poetry Month Proclamation 
County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine Florida 
9 am

The Board of County Commissioners proclaim Poetry Month in St. Johns County.

Thursday, April 8: Poetry in Motion Film Screenings at Light Box 
Art Box, 137 King Street, St. Augustine Florida 
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

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.

Saturday, April 17:  Poetry Activities at Airstream Row Artisan Market 
190 Vilano Road, St. Augustine, Florida 
10 am to 3 pm

Enjoy poetry activities and meet local poets during April's Vilano Beach Artisans Market.

Sunday, April 25:  Ancient City Poets Open Mic 
Outdoor Art Patio at 137 King Street in the San Sebastian Art District 
2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Experience the spoken word scene at St. Johns County's longest running monthly poetry reading series. Sign up starts at 2:30 pm and emcee Chris Bodor calls up 15 readers beginning at 3:00 pm.

"Writers Do Their P.Art" Exhibition 
Art Studio of Saint Augustine Beach, Cultural Arts Center, St. Johns County Pier 
Throughout the month of April

Experimental art show featuring ten Ancient City Poets on display during the entire month of April.  Gallery hours are posted at 

St. Johns Cultural Council Haiku Contest 
Prizes awarded for poems in three categories: Middle School, High School, and Adult. 
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Ancient City Poets is a community of poetry lovers gathering monthly since 2009. To learn more, visit




Post Date

March 23, 2021