Thursday, July 6, 2017

Waiting for poets.

I went to the Spilled Milk Literary Open Mic in March at The Milk Bar Lounge (2424 E Robinson St, Orlando, Florida 32803). It was to be hosted by Eddie Dts Figures. The Open Mic is a place for litlando to bridge the gap between slam poetry and science-fiction novel, blog post and college thesis, screenplay and fan fiction. If it's worth writing, it's worth spilling on the mic. Content addressing Spring Time and New Beginnings was encouraged.

I had sketched this event in the past and always enjoyed the variety offered. I ordered a cider and started sketching. The bar was pretty empty. The bar owner's dog made his rounds getting affection and attention from each bar patron. The poets never showed up. There was some big poetry slam competition out of state and they were all there to compete or cheer each other on.

Curtis X Meyer is hosting a whole series of open mics this month . All donations and proceeds go towards helping Orlando poet team-mates as they venture off to The National Poetry Slam this August in Denver, Colorado!

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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