On the first Thursday of each month, September through May (9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4, 2/1, 3/1, 4/5, 5/3), SCLP will be hosting a Poetry Tea Party at the Elixir Tea House in Sarasota Florida. The Poetry Tea Party is open to all ages, and each participant is encouraged to choose a poem to read aloud to the group. The poem can be an original piece of work or a favorite poem from a published author. Each month will have a theme that the party will be planned around. If you choose a poem related to the theme, great, but it is not neccessary. Participants are encouraged to write/choose the poem in advance and practice reciteing it before attending the party, but poetry books will be available at the party for those that may not have had the time before hand. Children who are too young to read may choose a poem and have their parents or an older sibling read it for them.