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2014 Poetry Festival

We are proud to present a four-day festival featuring distinguished poets and presenters at five prestigious Hartford venues. 

Thursday, November 13 7-9 PM, Asylum Hill Congregational Church (814 Asylum Avenue, Hartford) Student poets from the American School for the Deaf and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts perform their work Read More →
Friday, November 14,7-9 PM, the Wadsworth Atheneum (600 Main Street, Hartford). Four New England Poets Laureate come together for one incredible evening of poetry! Read More →
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Saturday, November 15, 1-4 PM, the Mark Twain House (351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford). A variety of 50-minute poetry-writing workshops, ranging from “Reading Your Poems to an Audience” to “Death Riding Shotgun: How Mortality Shapes Writing.”  Workshops... Read More →
Saturday, November 15, 7-9 PM, the Mark Twain House (351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford). An exciting night of performance poetry featuring the electrifying Patricia Smith, with opening poet Connecticut’s own Elizabeth Thomas. Suggested donation $10. Patricia Smith has been... Read More →
Sunday, November 16, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Hartford Public Library (500 Main St., Hartford). “Lyric Histories with Marilyn Nelson,” featuring a reading and workshop with this much-honored Connecticut poet. Marilyn Nelson is one of America’a most celebrated poets. She is a... Read More →
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Sunday, November 16, 5:00 – 9:00 PM, at City Steam Brewery Cafe (942 Main Street, Hartford). “The Last Hurrah,” featuring a reading by Michael Czarnecki, fresh from his 48-state poetry tour of the U. S., followed by a mega-open mic. MichaelCzarnecki has been writing poetry... Read More →