Saturday , 19 August 2017
poetry

Mockingbird Poetry Society Needs Younger Attendees

Submitted by A.J. Chilson

As a young represenative (of 28 years of age) of the Mockingbird Poetry Society, I feel as though this chapter is in need of a younger crowd to support them.

As you can probably figure out, the demographic of the group leans heavily toward senior citizens, with only three regular attendees under the age of 35. I say that number needs to change.

It wouldn’t hurt a young person, or someone who is not retired, to spend two hours every month (from 1:30 to about 3:30 every First Saturday afternoon of the month) to listen to poets read.

Assuming that a month is 30 days (720 hours) long, we’re only asking you readers to spend two hours with the Mockingbirds. That’s really not asking too much.

In case you parents are wondering, we Mockigbirds would have no problem with children in attendance, as the poetry we read tend to run family-friendly. And besides, we were all kids at one time or another.

If you’re wondering where we meet it’s the Heard-Craig Carriage House at 306 N. Church Street, located about two blocks from where the McKineey Library is. You’ll be glad you came.

Yours,
A.J. Chilson,
Mockingbird regular

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