Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mark thy calendar …


The Philadelphia Poetry Festival is coming!

Do you run a poetry organization, magazine or poetry series in the Philadelphia area?  If so,  please register for the Philadelphia Poetry Festival 2016 by sending your request via email to . Include your name, the organization your represent, and a brief summary of what your org does and where and when you do it.   Please use the word  "REGISTRATION" in the subject line of your 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 .  Be there or be square!

And .... 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 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  to experience a unique sampling of the greatest poetry on earth and the greatest poetry community under the sun !

Register now to introduce your favorite poetry org to the greater Philadelphia poetry community OR just come and listen to the spoken word on the 24th!

Come and find out about all the other poetry orgs, series, coordinators, and more ..  in the Philly and surrounding areas. Each poetry series or organization will send someone to speak a little about their respective program(s) and will bring one poet to read - to represent them!

Best regards,
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 very limited. You must sign up in advance.
Please contact Leonard with interest:


More about the New Location:
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

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