Sunday, December 30, 2007

2008 going in another direction...

For the moment that is. I'm teaching officially and the Spring will be busier than the fall, as we prepare for the TAKS test. With that being said, I've been unable to host open mic poetry at Beatnix for months. Penney, the owner, has taken over the reigns and I'm sure they have plenty to offer in the new year. Until then, keep Waco full of life and culture by supporting anything that has to do with poetry, music, art, and more.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

September Poetry Theme Night -

The Theme Night for Thursday September 27th is "Other Poet's Poetry" read by the coffeehouse poets. If you've attended Open Mic Poetry at Beatnix Coffeehouse and have said to yourself, "Wow, I'd really like to read that original poem of...", then this theme night is for you! Now the original poems can be that of one of the HOT Poets or any of your favorite poets, dead or alive. A suggestion from the crowd this past Thursday was "Rumi, Rumi, Rumi!" OK, I never even heard of Rumi, but since his 800th birthday is this year, I thought it would be cool to honor him and his timeless work. Check out this link on Rumi to learn more about him. Need help narrowing down your choices, or better yet, coming up with a choice or two, check out this website or just google famous poets.

If you'd like to read another Beantix Coffeehouse Poet's poem, then this is the night to do it. If you do not know how to get in touch with a poet whose poem you'd like to read, email me, leave a comment, or contact Beatnix Coffeehouse directly. See ya'll at Open Mic Poetry!

Too busy to blog????

I shall catch up...I promise!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

On the Walls at Beatnix Coffeehouse-Susan Roberts

From August 5th til' the first week in September. Please visit her Blog.

Friday, May 11, 2007

May Poetry Night

May 24th is Themed Poetry night and this month's theme is: Hang-ups, Addictions, and I shole do need to quit!

Have fun with this one folks!

The Featured Poets night is Thursday May 31st. Katie and Gregg will be sharing their personal works so come out early if you want to get on the mic between 7:30pm and 8:30. We'll probably start Featured Poets night at 8:40 and end at 9:45pm. We will still have open mic from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Come on out and support local poets!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Theme Poetry Night-From A Man's Point of View

Well, tonight at Open Mic Poetry, we'll be sharing poetry from a "man's point of view". Last month was Women's Poetry theme in celebration of Women's History Month. With this being National Poetry month, hopefully we'll have lots of poems shared by famous and not so famous poets. I need to find me some Langston Hughes to read, myself.

Last week I could only stay a little while because I had school work to do. Alex Simpson hosted and did a fantastic job!! Thanks Alex!

Jack Larimore will be hosting tonight after the poetry workshop from 6-7pm.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

March Poetry at Beatnix Coffeehouse

Poetry Workshop is March 15th from 6-7pm in the meeting room
March's Theme Poetry Night is From a Woman's Point of View-March 22nd
Featured Poets March 29th - Sassy and Monica Miller

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Featured Poet Night is Thursday at Beatnix Coffeehouse

Maryee and Jack Larimore: Starts at 8:30pm
Open Mic will be from 7:30pm til 8:20. Don't be late!

Here's photos from the night!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Slam Poet Apoetaswell reciting Little Boys at Beatnix Coffeehouse Open Mic Poetry Waco, Tx


Kareem reading I Do Have a Color Problem at Beatnix Coffeehouse Open Mic Poetry Waco, Tx


Krystle reading an original piece at Beatnix Coffeehouse Open Mic Poetry, Waco, Tx


David C. reading Dogs Do Bite at Beatnix Open Mic Poetry

Reading to a packed house this past Thursday, David helped close it out and he succeeded in sending us home with lots of laughs!!

Poetry tonight! Are you ready?

Just in case you've procrastinated like me and haven't quite written a slew of poems over the holiday to prepare for tonight's "No Old Poem" night, here's a link on writer's block. Well, I guess I should also add a link on procrastination as well cause a lot of times putting things off leads to not writing anything at all. Hope this helps. Now, if you've not written anything new, please don't let that keep you from coming out tonight to enjoy others who may have something new to share. I've spoken to a few who actually have been at work starting the new year off with new material. My hat goes off to them. Come on out to poetry night tonight. It shall be fun!

Oh and by the way, if you have a friend who's a writer, poet, musician or artsy fartsy at all, here's a suggestion for gift giving to those who probably don't want flowers, a picture or stuffed animals for gifts. More than likely, they want tools to improve their craft. I know I do. Check out this link to see what I mean..
Which reminds me, have you checked out my froogle lately??? :-)