Guidelines for Community Open Reading

Before our featured poet reads, we will have our wonderful community open reading. We need to be mindful of our time, though, for several reasons, but especially because Linda Dexter of the Ecopelagicon Nature Store and her employees need to re-arrange their store when our event ends, and we do not want them to be working way into the night after working all day. So, here are our guidelines for readers:

— Read one or two poems only, not exceeding 35 short-to-medium length lines, total. Use poems of Hugh Ogden’s as your guides, concerning length.

— Please keep your introduction to your poem(s) very brief– 30 seconds or less.

— Sign up to read by phone or email to Peggy (not Linda) by Saturday, 5pm. Or, talk with Peggy at Ecopelagicon during in the fifteen minutes right before the reading. Peggy will ask you to tell her about the poem(s) you plan to read, and their length.

— Use the microphone we provide so all our listeners can hear.

Thank you so much!  Peggy and Linda