about the celebration
National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.
Thank you for joining in the celebration by listing your events and attending other events in your community, displaying this year's poster, participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day, recommending the Dear Poet project to a young person, signing up to read a Poem-a-Day, and checking out 30 more ways to celebrate.
We hope National Poetry Month's events and activities will inspire you to keep celebrating poetry all year long!
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A multimedia educational project that invites young people to write letters in response to poems shared by our Chancellors.
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Join thousands of individuals across the U.S. who will carry a poem in their pocket on April 26, 2018.
Poetry & the Creative Mind
The 2018 annual gala will be held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on April 25.
Jun 20 2018 to Jun 23 2018
Watch the free live stream of the 2018 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival: Writing in Times of Crisis online.
Thursday 6/21 1 p.m. EST: Poetry and the Body #MyDreamingMyLoving with Meg Day, Susannah Nevison, and VIDA Festival Fellow Nicole Homer in conversation
Saturday 6/23 1 p.m. EST: Teaching Writing in Times of Crisis with Kenyatta Rogers, moderator; Devin Donovan, Kate Glavin, Jimin Han, and Jillian Powers in conversation
The entire slate of festival events, including readings by francine j. harris, Hoa Nguyen, Alissa Nutting, Dean Bakopoulos, and Mike Scalise—as well as breakout sessions with Linda Lowen, Mathias Svalina, Wick Poetry Center and more—costs only $200 to attend. Registration is accepted at chq.org/writersfestival through Wednesday, June 20. Visit chq.org/writersfestival#schedule for the full schedule
To be considered for #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week, we invite you to become a registered user of Poets.org for free and use our online calendar Poetry Near You to promote local events in your community.
Contact: [email protected]chq.org
9:00am to 3:15pm
www.facebook.com/chqliteraryarts/ 14722 Chautauqua, New York
Jun 19 2018
Red Hen Press presents John Barr, Catherine Woodard, Lory Bedikian, Chloe Schwenke, and Bruce Bauman, with music by Nathan Barr for an evening of poetry at the Annenberg Community Beach House, starting at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served! The event is free.
Contact: [email protected]
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy90402 Santa Monica , California
Jun 21 2018