We will be sharing space with Salem State University:
Salem State University/Mass Poetry Booth #2902,
Exhibit Hall D
Attend our session:
Lessons from the Field: Poetry Festivals and Community Building.
Thursday, March 7
Room 200, Level 2
Panelists: Jennifer Jean (host), January Gill O’Neil, Michael Ansara, Martin Farawell, Michele Russo)
Representatives from the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and from the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in New Jersey will share best practices about creating, marketing, and running successful poetry festivals. Panelists will discuss poet-wrangling and building a base of core volunteers. They’ll also discuss their poetry-in-the-schools, poetry teacher training, and literacy programs, as well as their passion for poetry and their passion to build community.