Peace in the Present Tense
A full six hours of poetry events you’ll love!
10-10:45: Young Poets...Putting Words to Peace: sponsored by the Pop Shop restaurant, a reading/contest by poets 7 to 13. Hosted by the well-known poet and editor, Anna Evans.
10:45-11:15: Anna Evans Poetry: One of our most frequently published poets, Anna works with traditional poetry forms to create vibrant and contemporary works. She will read and present insights on some of her recent works.
11:15-12:00: How to Haiku – Life, War and Peace: a workshop to show how Nick Virgilio took special moments and turned them into beautiful and memorable Haiku…and how you can do the same. Workshop poems can be put onto the Haiku Wall of Poetry.
12:00 to 12:30: Dawn Leas and Joan Hanna
12:30 to 1:15: Lamont "Napalm" Dixon's Workshop on Spoken Word Poetry: One of the stars of performance poetry brings alive the excitement of spoken word.
1:15 to 1:45: Poetry for Peace: The nationally-recognized poet priest, community leader, and well-known voice for peace, Msgr. Michael Doyle brings his wonderful flow of poetry to the Poetry Tent.
1:45 to 2:15: The World of Ward: The poet BJ Ward, a favorite at the Poetry tent and other major venues. He will share work from his new book.
2:15 to 3:15: Grand Poetry Slam hosted by Brother Daoud Bey of Arts4Teens and Poetry in the Park. Come enjoy, it’s where the fun is don.e
3:15 to 4: Special Open Mic hosted by special guests. Poets with peace poems get gifts.
All Day –Poetry Plaza Events (outside the tent)
6th Annual Wall of Haiku Come and try your own hand at Haiku and Senyru. The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association will provide pointers. Write your own and see it hung on display. Read what others have done. The best submissions will be printed in the association’s publication.
Poettatts for the kids
Fancy fun poetry tattoos (completely washable) using famous poetry lines. Painted on by artists. From Frost to Dunbar to Seuss to Whitman.
Brigid’s House presents Guerilla Poetry Come and have fun with the area’s most influential peace and poetry center. Find out about their unique guerilla poetry venture to cover over graffiti and blight.
Poets and new Poetry Books Meet poets, books, signings…plus materials on poetry events.
2013 Poetry Competition
Click here to view details on the 2013 Young Poets Competition: Putting Words to Peace