Friday 3.12 at 6pm: ‘Open mic poetry reading’ at Arkadia!

 Dear friend of Arkadia, You are invited to an ‘Open mic poetry reading’ event on Friday 3.12 at 6pm, presented by Dalila Akkal.   Whether you are a confirmed poet or someone who is writing poetry but has never dared to share it with anyone, this is your time and you are most welcome! Warm regards, Ian www.arkadiabookshop.fiEntrance is free and green tea will be served. A donation of €2 (or more!) is suggested and would be very welcome. Here are some guidelines for this event: Try to be there well before 6pm to sign up in advance and insure you will be able to read.   Bring 1 or 2 poems of yours (not too long please), plus a very short biography of yourself. Alternatively, you could present your poems or explain what poetry means/brings to you.   You will have about 5 mins to present your bio and poems (you will be timed!).   Poems can be read in any language. At the end, there will be an open discussion on the poems. If you know in advance that you are interested in participating, please send an email to Arkadia, so we can plan how many seats will be needed. Dalila Akkal is a French neuroscientist at Aalto University and has been living in Finland for 1 year. Her current research is aimed at examining how the brain processes art. She is an emerging poet and photographer and a member of the National society of Arts and Letters based in the USA.