2016 Festival

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The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival on April 15-16, 2016 included readings, guest poets, workshops, craft talks, and more. Our 2016 guest poets were  Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May! Books by Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May were sold at Festival events. Books were also available ahead of time at Bookbug, Kazoo Books, and Michigan News Agency.

THANK YOU to all the Festival participants! This Festival would not exist without support from our community.

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

WORKSHOPS

Give Us This Day Our Daily Poetry—Reading and writing poems as spiritual practice with Margaret DeRitter and Jennifer Clark
Friday, April 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Give Us This Day Our Daily Poetry—Reading and writing poems as spiritual practice with Margaret DeRitter and Jennifer Clark
Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo
There are 4 seats available (limit 35 seats).

Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Friday, April 15, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo
There are 23 seats available (limit 35 seats).

This is My Letter to the World: Writing Epistolary Poems with Gail Martin
Friday, April 15, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This is My Letter to the World: Writing Epistolary Poems with Gail Martin
Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo
There are 6 seats available (limit 35 seats).

You are the Poem Yet Written – Performing Poetry with Preacher
Friday, April 15, 2016
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
You are the Poem Yet Written – Performing Poetry with Preacher
Kalamazoo Valley Community College – Anna Whitten Hall, Arcadia Commons Campus, Downtown Kalamazoo
There are 19 seats available (limit 30 seats).

READING

Books will be sold at this event.

Epic Reading: Kalamazoo Poetry Festival Workshop Leaders Live
Friday, April 15, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Epic Reading: Kalamazoo Poetry Festival Workshop Leaders Live
Wellspring Theater at the Epic Center

PERFORMANCE

Your Turn: Open Mic with Preacher at FIRE
Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Your Turn: Open Mic with Preacher at FIRE
FIRE

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

WORKSHOPS

Poetry and (Work)Place: Inviting Your Vocation into Your Poetry with McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Poetry and (Work)Place: Inviting Your Vocation into Your Poetry with McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 25 seats available (limit 30 seats).

Wanna Get Published? with Kathleen McGookey
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Wanna Get Published? with Kathleen McGookey
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 6 seats available (limit 35 seats).

Your Teeth Feel Like a Road: Writing with Children, in the Classroom and Out with Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Your Teeth Feel Like a Road: Writing with Children, in the Classroom and Out with Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 14 seats available (limit 30 seats).

Community Building Through Local Open Mic Showcases with Fable The Poet
Saturday, April 16, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Community Building Through Local Open Mic Showcases with Fable The Poet
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 15 seats available (limit 30 seats).

Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Saturday, April 16, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 1 seats available (limit 42 seats).

Unlocking the Poet Within: A Workshop for Teens with Jennifer Clark
Saturday, April 16, 2016
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Unlocking the Poet Within: A Workshop for Teens with Jennifer Clark
Upjohn Library Commons, Kalamazoo College
There are 16 seats available (limit 30 seats).

CRAFT TALK and Q/A

Books will be sold and signed at this event.

Craft Talk and Q&A with Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May
Saturday, April 16, 2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Craft Talk and Q&A with Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May
Dalton Theatre, Kalamazoo College

READING

Books will be sold and signed at this event.

Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May Reading
Saturday, April 16, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May Reading
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts