2017 Festival

Join us for the third Kalamazoo Poetry Festival, April 28-29, 2017 with guest poet Diane Seuss! She is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her book “Four-legged Girl” and writer in residence at Kalamazoo College. She grew up in Southwest Michigan and has called Kalamazoo home for many years. Join us as we celebrate the success of one of our own.

Poetry-Printmaking-Palooza with Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders (by invitation only)
Friday, April 28, 2017
All Day
Poetry-Printmaking-Palooza with Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across Borders (by invitation only)

Celebration of Community Poets and Inspiration Fair
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebration of Community Poets and Inspiration Fair
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Your Turn: Open Mic at FIRE
Friday, April 28, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Your Turn: Open Mic at FIRE
FIRE Historical and Cultural Arts Collaborative

Moving UniVERSE: Youth Animation Project with Read and Write Kalamazoo and KVCC New Media Arts Center
Saturday, April 29, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Moving UniVERSE: Youth Animation Project with Read and Write Kalamazoo and KVCC New Media Arts Center
Mary Jane Stryker Theater, Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Healing Self and Community Through Poetry: A Panel Conversation
Saturday, April 29, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Healing Self and Community Through Poetry: A Panel Conversation
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Reading and Craft Talk with Diane Seuss
Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reading and Craft Talk with Diane Seuss
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts