This Tuesday, September 16 is the debut of the “Open Floor Readings” series at Gaia Java (1300 Stittsville Main Street). Writers of all types – prose, poetry, or lyrics – will each have 8-10 minutes to read their work.
Vivien Taylor came up with the idea. She’s a retired librarian who moved to Stittsville last March to be closer to her grandchildren. She lied in Wellington in Prince Edward County (near Picton) and was involved in several poetry workshops and open floor events there.
“Recently, I joined the writers’ group here in the Stittsville Library where a number of people meet to read and discuss their prose, writing to a different assigned word each week,” said Taylor.
“After the session, they generally retire to Gaia Java for coffee. Gaia Java has a nice relaxed atmosphere and Paul Jay (one of the owners) is open to the idea so we are doing this as a trial to see what the turnout will be.”
The event starts at 7pm and will happen on the third Tuesday of each month. Everyone is welcome: listeners as well as readers. For more information call 613-831-1988