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Published on Nov 17, 2010
VERBAL LIBATION The Spot for Poetry & Culture
Offer's Flint a cool place to shine!
a twenty plus year event producer. "They had a need (poets), Odyssey House had the space and a need as well, it is the prefect partnership. That gets even better." Herring organizer of the Juneteenth Festival and the Citywide Kwanzaa Celebration added a communal incentive. "We want to emulate Ujamma. (Cooperative Economics,) Individuals are encourage to become "Poetry Ambassador's" and sell tickets to friends and family. Each $5 ticket sold gets the seller $3. Ujamma!"
Eventually, Herrings wants to see a program similar to The Good Beans Cafes' "Good Stock" where the performer who sells the most tickets gets the headliner spot.
The group is planning a test run this Tuesday November 23rd at the place they are calling "Verbal Libation The Spot for Poetry & Culture" 529 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. From 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
"Verbal Libation" is a project supported by The Flint Odyssey House, CHANGE, The Genesee County Media Center, The Flint Apple Club and Spectacle Productions.
If you would like to participate by reciting a poem, telling a short story or singing a song! You can! Call 810-239-2901. For interviews call: Paul Herring at 810-210-1281