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Poetry Festival comes to Belfast October 11th-13th
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - October 13 @ 8:00 pm
The annual Belfast Poetry Festival marks its fourteenth year with a full plate of ways to
celebrate poetry, community, and artistic possibility from Thursday, October 11th to
Saturday, October 13th, 2018.
The festival events begin on Thursday, October 11 th at 7 pm with a reading from the “3
Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers,” which will take place at
Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street (co-sponsored with Waterfall Arts). Poets include:
Michael R. Brown, Leonore Hildebrandt, Sarah Murphy, Lee Sharkey, Ellie O'Leary,
Karin Spitfire, and Kathleen Ellis.
On Friday, October 12 th , “A Conversation in Poetry” with Belfast Poet Laureate Thomas
R. Moore and John Rosenwald will take place at 7pm at Left Bank Books, 109 Church
Saturday, October 13 th 10:00-10:45 there will be a welcoming coffee and tea at the festival
headquarters at the Crosby Center, 96 Church Street. The workshops run from 11:00 –
12:30, and at 1:30 there will be a pop-up reading open to all who want to read. Sign up at
Saturday evening, 6:00- 8:00 the “Poetry, Performance, and Visual Arts Multimedia Show
Case” will take place at the Troy A. Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Avenue.
The 2018 Featured Poets, Performers, and Artists are: Tremolino; Gary Lawless and
Elizabeth Sinclair ; Katherine Hagopian Berry and puppetry troupe Inventing Trees; The
Poets' Table: Jackie Ascrizzi, Sharon Bray, Shirley Glubka, Judy Kaber, Rhoda Neshama
Waller; Becca Shaw Glaser and Suzanne Stone; Doug Rawlings, Terry Grasse, and Robert
Shetterly, and Adrian Blevins and Annie Kloppenberg.
The Belfast Poetry Festival, one of the few community-based, non-academic poetry
festivals in the country, is in its 14th year of production with support from The Maine
Review, Waterfall Arts, the City of Belfast, the Belfast Free Library, and the office of the
Belfast Poet Laureate.
Visit the website to see the whole lineup of poetry, dance, music, puppetry, and visual arts
Cover Image: “A Short History of Warnings” by Robert Shetterly.