Have you ever found yourself more focused on a poet’s socks than their words at a poetry reading? Yet when a friend or lover has read you a poem (and meant it), you have experienced that poems can actually be magical (when they’re not being presented as though you’re going to be quizzed on the content).
If you’ve ever thought “this reading would have been so much better if the poet cared about what I wanted to hear,” then the Poetry Speakeasy is the event for you.
You don’t need a password to get in, though we’ll gladly take one if you’ve got it. You *do* need a love of literary arts, enough daring to enjoy a one-on-one performance with an eccentric, costumed character (past performers have included a mad scientist, a cowgirl, and an operatic bluebird, just to name a few), and a sense of adventure. Oh, all right, we’ll let you bring a friend in with you if you really want.
In addition to our private poetry readings, you can enjoy tarot card readings, poetry on demand, music by J. R. Rivero Kinsey and Ashley Rose, and much, much more!
This event is happening in partnership with Boise State University, Big Tree Arts, Death Rattle Writers Festival, and more friends TBA.
Let our fabulous poets and storytellers from across the Treasure Valley dazzle you with live performances held in creative atmospheric spaces staged throughout The Cabin.
Tickets are $3 for Cabin members, $5 for the general public
Tokens for private performances, poetry on demand, and tarot readings are and additional $5 each or 3 for $12 and will be available at the door.
This event benefits The Cabin’s Ghosts & Projectors reading series.
Light refreshments will be available. Beer and wine will be available for a donation. The event is recommended for audiences age 21 and up.