Thursday, April 07, 2016

Mark thy calendar …


What Is Philly Poetry Day?

People say you can attend a poetry reading
almost every day in the Philadelphia area.
There is a lot of poetry in Philadelphia.
Philly Poetry Day is a chance for all poets
to show their stuff – to demonstrate how much
poetry there is in Philadelphia.
It is also an attempt to bring poetry
to a larger and not typical audience.
The idea is that on Saturday, April 9, 2016,
from 12 AM to 12 PM, poetry will be everywhere.

How can you participate?

If you are a poetry organization that normally programs
readings, we are inviting you to create an event for that day.

We are also inviting any poets, anyone really,
to create a poetry reading for that day: at your school,
community center, local library or bookstore, cafes,
living room, etcetera.

We also strongly recommend creating a
reading in a space where poetry readings
are not normally held (with permission). Any space
with a built-in audience. In this way, poetry will
happen all over the Philadelphia area. Drugstores,
parks, street corners, porches, any place you can think of.
We have had poetry readings on railroad bridges,
pizza parlors, subways, etcetera.
All ideas and events are welcome.

What do you have to do?

Create an event.

List name of organization,
names of participating poets.
2-line description of event,
time and location of event
(remember the date is
April 9, 2016).

Email information to:
Leonard Gontarek,


Post to FaceBook
Philly Poetry Day Page


Print the Philadelphia Poetry Day poster,
fill in your information, and post, hand out,
and email your flyer. Don’t forget FaceBook.

Everyone is welcome
and we need everyone to participate.

Last year there were 50 events.
Always room for more.

Email any questions to Leonard Gontarek:

Peace, Leonard

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