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By: Poets Potpourri Society  09-12-2011
Keywords: Poetry

Members of the MSA PPS and guests met for the final Blue Moon Reading of the 2011 season Monday, September 12, 2011. Ten readers entertained us, during the open mic part of the evening, with poems on everything from environmental sustainability to traveling in Spain, gardening to Jack Layton.

Our featured reader, Ibrahim Honjo, was the perfect guest for the evening’s international literacy focus. He told us about the warm welcome poetry once received in his native Yugoslavia, and encouraged us to keep enthusiasm for the craft alive whether our numbers are large or small.

It was a night of romancing the stone as he read English selections from his books Roots In The Stone, Enigma From The Stone, and Do Not Write This Down (several of these books are written in Serbo-Croatian and English). Finally, he charmed us with a love story from his recently published autobiography.


Coming events:

  • Poetry, art, and music enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Arts Eco Salon event (Abbotsford’s contribution to the global movement 100 Thousand Poets for Sustainable Change) to be held at The Reach [32388 Veterans Way
    Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B3] 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24th.
  • Also plan to attend MSA PPS’s last reading of 2011

Open Mic Poetry Night
October 17, 2011
6:30 p.m.
Clearbrook Library -  Meeting Room
32320 George Ferguson Way
Abbotsford B.C.

All are welcome to attend this free event.
Sign up to read your work when you arrive.

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