Poetry readings & workshops offered at Artfest Kingston 2016!

Considered the cream of literature: freshly churned. Or the essence of distilled maple syrup: every drop precious. Poetry’s allure has persisted for thousands of years, captivating our hearts and minds.

Writing good poetry is a great challenge, using as few words as possible to create the biggest feeling.
— Bruce Kauffan, Local Poet & Writing Mentor

Artfest launched Poets @ Artfest last year as a pilot project and it was clearly acknowledged as a very popular feature. Bruce Kauffman initiated the project and he is returning again to guide us for Poets @ Artfest II.  Welcome back Bruce! 

Join us at Artfest Kingston for three delightful days of sharing heartfelt creative poetry presented by sixty talented poets, some seasoned and others freshly served. Readings will take place all weekend in the Poetry Tent and will include performers from Toronto, Ottawa, Cobourg, Hamilton, Peterborough, Montreal, and other areas. Many local favourites will join in as well including Eric Folsom (former Kingston Poet Laureate) and Kingston Poet Laureate Helen Humphreys.

A free writing workshop facilitated by host Bruce Kauffman on July 1st will get your words flowing beginning at 9:00am. We encourage curious visitors to sign up and have some fun. Space may be limited so contact Bruce if you are interested -  bruce.kauffman@hotmail.com with Poets @ Artfest in the subject line.

Later on Friday July 1st from 6:00pm-8:00pm, there will be an open mic opportunity for aspiring poets to share their compositions with an appreciative audience before heading downtown to take in the fireworks. The spacious poetry tent offers a place for guests to browse through a selection of books, chapbooks and zines.  There will be poets and other writers on hand in the tent throughout the festival. Please join us for some literary love at Poets@ Artfest II.

For the complete Poets @ Artfest II schedule visit - Artfest Poetry Reading & Workshop Schedule.  Let's get 'Write On' at Artfest Kingston 2016!!

Posted on June 13, 2016 and filed under Other.