Monday, April 17, 2017

Still time …


Are you interested?
It’s simple to join. Just pick a poet to represent your group.
Send to the info to me at:
Bring (or have your reader bring) information about your organization. That’s it.
Let me know soon. Cheers, Leonard



The Free Poetry Festival

This year's festival will be held at The Rotunda,
4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.
Join us on Sunday, April 23 from 1 PM to 4 PM.

Do you run a poetry organization, magazine, poetry press, poetry series,
or college writing program in the Philadelphia area?  If so, please register for the Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2017 by sending your request via email to Include your name, the organization you represent, and a brief summary of what your org does and where and when you do it.   Please use The Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2017 in the subject line of the email.

Our Format has changed:

Each organization will present one poet to represent them, who will read for five minutes.  In the spirit of the event, we ask that organization leaders or editors not read, but choose a poet to spotlight.

There will be an area for the circulation of program brochures, flyers and information about dozens of Philadelphia poetry and writing outlets. Bring your favorite series’ information to share!  This is the area’s most comprehensive poetry event solely dedicated to celebrating Greater Philadelphia Poetry in all of its manifestations.

We're in a New Location!

This year's festival will be held at
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia.  Join us on Sunday, April 23 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 pm to experience a sampling of the greatest poetry and the greatest poetry community!  Please arrive at 12:30.

The Rotunda – 4014 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia
A wonderful event space!
Lots of street parking – metered and non-metered
Fresh Grocer Parking Garage across Walnut Street
Great places for food & spirits within a block:
Smokey Joe’s, The Greek Lady, Mizu Sushi Bar,
West Philly City Tap House, Bobby’s Burger Palace,
Copabanana, Hummus, & The Last Word Book Shop

Register now to introduce your favorite poetry org to the greater Philadelphia poetry community OR just come and listen to the spoken word on April 23th!

Come and find out about all the other poetry orgs, series, coordinators, and more in the Philly and surrounding areas.

Participants have included:

* Farley’s First Thursday Series * The Collective Mic, LLC

* Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program

* Mad Poets Society/ Young Poets Contest /Mad Poets Review

* Calypso Press * Philadelphia Community College Certificate Program

* Philadelphia Stories * Brandywine Valley Writers Group

* Manayunk Roxborough Art Center / Schuylkill Valley Journal

* The Green Line Reading & Interview Series * Philadelphia Wordshop

* Word Up Wednesdays * Joie deVivre Book Competition

* Moonstone Art Center * The Osage Poets * Brigid’s House Writers

* Musehouse: Supporting the Literary Arts * Philadelphia Writers Conference

* Painted Bride Quarterly * Cleaver Magazine * American Poetry Review

Leonard Gontarek and Eileen D'Angelo



The Philadelphia Poetry Festival will include a Poetry Book Fair.

This is for individual poets signing and selling their books of poems.
All proceeds will go to and be handled by the authors.
The space is free, but very limited. You must sign up in advance.
Please arrive at 12:30.

Please contact Leonard with interest:

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