Friday, May 21, 2010

Teen Poetry Café @ the Jimmie B. Keel Library

The Poetry Café on April 29 at Jimmie B. Keel was a huge success. The group of fifteen who came out was just the right size for everyone who wanted to read their poems to feel comfortable and run for the mic. People read works from their favorite poets, and there were loads of original poems—some old and some written specifically for the night. The highlight of the evening was when everyone started writing original poems during the actual event! There were poems about the art exhibit in the Community Room, where the event was held; about Jimmie B. Keel’s own TAB group, and many others on a variety of subjects.

We had some awesome music, chosen by Abby S., who played emcee for the night, and Louis B. treated the crowd to his guitar playing. Of course it wouldn’t be a TAB event if it didn’t include some dancing! We even got together and sang Happy Birthday to TAB member Justin J., whose birthday had passed the previous weekend. Everyone had a really great time, but the food and atmosphere really pushed it over the top. All in all, the Poetry Café was a wonderful event. When’s the next one???
Post by Briana S., TAB volunteer