Friday, April 1, 2016
Boston Poetry Month National Festival (4.7-10) :: FREE Admission
April 7 - 10th
Northeastern & Boston Public Library
Schedule of Events:
We are pleased to present our 2nd Annual High School Poetry Slam Competition. 7:00-9:30pm, six area teams will compete at the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute, on the Northeastern University campus, 40 Leon Street, 1st floor.
Afternoon: The Festival continues at Boston Public Library with 10 Keynote Poets. They include winners of the Massachusetts Book Award, the National Book Award and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The Commonwealth Salon, 700 Boylston Street, 1st floor.
Evening: 8:00-9:30pm at Northeastern, we present a program of Poetry set to Music & Dance. This 3rd annual event is produced by Lucy Holstedt, professor at Berklee College of Music, and features National Poetry Slam winner, Regie O. Gibson plus international poets and musicians.
Saturday, 4.9 & Sunday, 4.10:
At Boston Public Library, you can enjoy over 50 established and emerging poets, including Boston's new Poet Laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, other former and current poets laureate, Rep. Denise Provost and professors at area colleges. Open Mic both days! Saturday also features a panel on Craft and Publishing.
For more information, visit the festival website.