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The West End Poetry Festival

October 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

West End Poetry Festival: October 15 & 16, 2021
Friday, 10/15
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Zoom Poetry Writing Workshop with Crystal Simone Smith. In this interactive workshop, take your poetry to the next level with Crystal Simone Smith.

Saturday, 10/16
3 pm – 4:45 pm
Poetry in the Round. Gather at the Carrboro Town Commons for an open mic, featuring you at the mic! Former Carrboro Poet Laureate Gary Phillips will host as participants share one poem per person.
All in-person activities will be outdoors and masking is requested to keep everyone safe.

Saturday, 10/16
3:45 pm
Community Poem debuts on Festival Website. Read the 2020 Festival version of the community poem, Edited by Elly Bookman. A form for participation in this year’s poem can be found here.

Saturday, 10/16
5 pm – 6:45 pm
Featured Poets Reading on website:
• William Davis, former Poet Laureate of Hillsborough.
• Patrick Herron, Carrboro Poetry Festival Founder, former Poet Laureate of Carrboro
• Fred Joiner, Poet Laureate of Carrboro
• Gary Phillips, former Poet Laureate of Carrboro
• Celisa Steele, former Poet Laureate of Carrboro
• CJ Suitt, Poet Laureate of Chapel Hill
• Gideon Young, Host, Poets Council Member

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