Los Gatos Poetry Open Mic at Great Bear Coffee
Back by popular demand this year was the gathering of poets and non-poets alike at Great Bear Coffee in downtown Los Gatos to celebrate the written word.
Poetry Los Gatos, under the direction of Los Gatos poet laureate Parthenia M. Hicks, participated in a Community Open Mic event at Great Bear Coffee Tuesday evening.
The session attracted about 40 residents, including 24 readers—writers and non-writers to the popular coffee shop. The gathering as one of several activities coordinated by Hicks in honor of National Poetry Month in April.
Los Gatos boasts its own Poet's Canyon and poets such as Sara Bard Field, Charles Erskine Scott Woods as well as many visiting writers including John Steinbeck and Frank Norris have deep connections to the town, Hicks said.
The open mic forum was a chance for those who love poetry to get together, hear some cool poetry, read a poem or just sit, relax and listen among the company of friends, Hicks said.