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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Boston National Poetry Month Festival (4.9-4.12)


Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2015
Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
+ Fisher College, 116 Beacon Street
 April 9th-12th, 2015
FREE ADMISSION to all events
Event Website

An Evening of Poetry, Music & Dance.  Dozens of Established Poets.
High School Poetry Slam Competition.  Emerging Poets and an Open Mic.

Thursday evening, the Festival begins at Fisher College, with a program of Poetry set to Music & Dance: this event is produced by Lucy Holstedt, professor at Berklee College of Music.

Friday afternoon, the Festival continues at Fisher College with 13 "Keynote Poets." They include winners of the National Book Award. the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize.

Friday night at Fisher College, we're pleased to host the festival's first high school poetry slam competition.
       
Saturday and Sunday at Boston Public Library, you can enjoy 50 established and emerging poets, incuding Boston's new Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros George, National Poetry Slam winner Regie O. Gibson, Rep. Denise Provost and professors at area colleges. Saturday features winners of the slam poetry competition, and a panel on "Craft and Publishing." Sunday includes an Open Mic.

Fisher College (116 Beacon St.), Alumni Hall (accessible)  all events are FREE
Thursday, April 9th, 7:30pm, Poetry, Dance and Music
Friday, April 10th, 12:00 noon-4:45pm,13 Keynote poets
Friday, April 10th, 7:30pm, High school slam competition

BPL (700 Boylston St.),Commonwealth Salon (accessible) all events are FREE
Saturday, April 11th, 10:15am-4:50pm, 30 published poets, including the former Boston Poet Laureate, Sam Cornish, slam poetry finalists, book table/signing, and panel on "Craft and Publishing"
Sunday, April 12th, 1:00-4:00pm, 17 published poets, including the new Boston Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros George, Open mic (sign-up starts 1:00), Poetry slide show, and book table/signing.


Boston National Poetry Month Festival is co-sponsored by Tapestry of Voices & Kaji Aso Studio
in partnership with Fisher College and in collaboration with Boston Public Library.      
FOR INFORMATION: Tapestry of Voices: 617-306-9484. Library: 617-536-5400

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