Nationally acclaimed poets will be taking the virtual stage during the 8th annual Kalamazoo Poetry Festival on April 16 and 17.
The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival presents a multi-day festival every other year that includes readings, guest poets, workshops, and more.
The festival will offer nine workshops on the theme “From the Wreckage.” There also will be the popular Celebration of Community Poets presenting local poets reading or performing their works, and a craft talk by this year’s guest poets.
Plus, the festival will feature two nationally acclaimed poets, Patricia Smith, and Danez Smith.
Check out the schedule of free online events:
Friday, April 16
6-7 p.m. - Celebration of Community Poets
Community Poem, Diatribe, Gabe Giron of Kinetic Affect, Emceed by Ed Genesis
8-10 p.m. -Open Mic
Saturday, April 17
11 a.m.-12 p.m. -Three writing workshops
12:30 -1:30 -Three writing workshops
2-3:30 p.m. - Craft Talk
4-5 p.m. -Three writing workshops
6-7:30 p.m. - Featured Poets Danez Smith and Patricia Smith with musical Guest Honeybear
For links to these events, visit kalamazoopoetryfestival.com.