THE PHILADELPHIA POETRY FESTIVAL + BOOK FAIR 2018!
ORGANIZED AND HOSTED BY LEONARD GONTAREK & EILEEN D’ANGELO
The Free Poetry Festival
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm.
Do you run a poetry organization, magazine, poetry press, poetry series, or college writing program in the Philadelphia area? If so, please register for the Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2018 by sending your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, the organization you represent, and a brief summary of what your org does and where and when you do it. Please use The Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2018 in the subject line of the email.
Each organization will present one poet to represent them, who will read for five minutes. In the spirit of the event, we ask that organization leaders or editors not read, but choose a poet to spotlight.
There will be an area for the circulation of program brochures, flyers and information about dozens of Philadelphia poetry and writing outlets. Bring your favorite series’ information to share! This is the area’s most comprehensive poetry event solely dedicated to celebrating Greater Philadelphia Poetry in all of its manifestations. It is a great way to promote what you do.
Register now to introduce your poetry org to the greater Philadelphia poetry community OR just come and listen.
Come and find out about all the other poetry orgs, series, coordinators, and more, in the Philly and surrounding areas.
Participants have included:
* Farley’s First Thursday Series * The Collective Mic, LLC
* Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program
* Mad Poets Society/ Young Poets Contest /Mad Poets Review
* Calypso Press * Philadelphia Community College Certificate Program
* Philadelphia Stories * Brandywine Valley Writers Group
* Manayunk Roxborough Art Center / Schuylkill Valley Journal
* The Green Line Reading & Interview Series * Philadelphia Wordshop
* Word Up Wednesdays * Joie deVivre Book Competition
* Moonstone Art Center * The Osage Poets * Brigid’s House Writers
* Musehouse: Supporting the Literary Arts * Philadelphia Writers Conference
* Painted Bride Quarterly * Cleaver Magazine * American Poetry Review
* Thread Makes Blanket Press * Poetry Aloud And Alive * Mighty Writers
+ PPF BOOK FAIR 2018
The Philadelphia Poetry Festival will include a Poetry Book Fair. This is for presses and poets signing and selling their books of poems. All proceeds will go to and be handled by the authors or publishers. The space is free, but very limited. You must sign up in advance. Please arrive at 12:30.
Please contact Leonard with interest: email@example.com