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Writers have their say at Bean Roasted Café

By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator

editor@annapolisspectator.ca

 

The first ever Writer’s Open Mic at the Bean Roasted Café in Middleton last Friday evening was a big success with a packed venue and a variety of creative talent that was both inspired and inspiring.

Somewhere between 30 and 40 people attended the event, from teens to middle age reciting original poetry or singing original songs.

Bridgetown poet Steve Skafte hosted the evening with Bean Roasted Café staff serving up coffee and food and all involved agreed the open mic event would continue on Friday evenings.

Among those with the courage to recite their work in front of others were Adam Webster, Don Hyslop, Stephanie Allan, Dazey Mae, James Cotrell, Brian Hannah, Karen Wagner, and Janice Roscoe. Skafte himself recited several poems.

Skafte curates the Low Tide Gallery in Bridgetown and is editor of the monthly poetry magazine The Cauldron which he describes as ‘creative writing from the wilds of Nova Scotia.’

Writers also meet at Low Tide Gallery Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Contact Skafte at steveskafte@hotmail.com or go to facebook.com/CauldronCreativeWriting

Geographic location: Bridgetown, Middleton, Nova Scotia

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