Past Events

These are past events sponsored by the Kalamazoo Poetry Festival.

2017 Festival

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

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

Your Turn: Open Mic at FIRE
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Moving UniVERSE: Youth Animation Project with Read and Write Kalamazoo and KVCC New Media Arts Center
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Reading and Craft Talk with Diane Seuss
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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