From The Page (August, 1986):
The competition to select the next Bard of the Mists will be held on Saturday, September 13, at the Finnish Brotherhood Hall in Berkeley.
As was the case last year, the event will consist of the competition, to be followed by a feast and a bardic revel in the evening.
The categories will be the same as last years: a period work of song, story or poem; an original work of song, poetry or tale; an open category; and the Bard's choice -- this year, an original seductive or erotic work. (Please note that good taste will be a consideration of the judges, and tehre will be children present.); the final category is impromptu. Draw three words from a hat and use them in a song, story, or poem, to be composed in 15 minutes.
The Bard of the Mists is an oficer of the Principality, and as such should be a paid member. The duties of the Bard are as follows: To prepare a work for each major Principality event; to be prepared to perform at each major Principality event if so requested by the Coronet; to maintain the bardic history of the Principality, the great scroll of princes and princesses and to preside over the selection of a successor.
Keep in mind that one need not be a singer to enter. The bardic arts include poetry and tale telling as well as song, and the bardic competition has been honored by many offerings in all three arts.
For more information, and to register as an entrant in the competition, please contact Maudeleyn of Bryn Aur (contact info omitted).
The bardic feast will be prepared once again by Keridwen o'r Mynydd Gwrdd.
Tickets must be purchased by September 1. The tickets for the feast are $6 and the site fee for those not partaking of the feast is $2. The populace is encouraged to bring banners, candles, and feast gear. There will be a contest for the best table settings.
The bardic revel will, at the request of the Coronet, be a sing along circle. Please bring your musical instruments and song books.
Send checks for feast tickets to teh co-autocrat, Norman Bradley (contact info omitted).
The site is the Finnish Brotherhood hall, (address omitted).
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
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