Past Events

These are past events sponsored by the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival.

2016 Festival

Give Us This Day Our Daily Poetry—Reading and writing poems as spiritual practice with Margaret DeRitter and Jennifer Clark
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is My Letter to the World: Writing Epistolary Poems with Gail Martin
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

You are the Poem Yet Written – Performing Poetry with Preacher
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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

Poetry and (Work)Place: Inviting Your Vocation into Your Poetry with McKenzie Lynn Tozan
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Wanna Get Published? with Kathleen McGookey
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Your Teeth Feel Like a Road: Writing with Children, in the Classroom and Out with Elizabeth Kerlikowske
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Community Building Through Local Open Mic Showcases with Fable The Poet
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning about the poetry of Jamaal May and Natalie Diaz with Jane Huffman
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Unlocking the Poet Within: A Workshop for Teens with Jennifer Clark
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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

Natalie Diaz and Jamaal May Reading
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

2015 Celebration

Celebration of Community Poets 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

2014 Festival

2014 Festival Opening Event: A Celebration of Poetry and Poets
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Body of the Poem: Performance, Movement, and Breath: Workshop with Danna Ephland and Denise Miller
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Finding the Power in Poems: Introductory Workshop with John Rybicki
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Obsessed with Place: Workshop with Susan Ramsey and Bonnie Jo Campbell
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Craft Talk and Q&A with Aracelis Girmay and Ilya Kaminsky
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2014 Festival Closing Event: Aracelis Girmay and Ilya Kaminsky Reading and More
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm