2019 West End Poetry Festival
SAVE THE DATES! The West End Poetry Festival will take place in Carrboro, from Wednesday, October 16, to Saturday, October 19, 2019. Celebrations will start at Johnny’s Gone Fishing. The Carrboro Poets Council will present their work followed by the WEPF’s traditional ice cream social.
More than 20 poets will participate in the curated poetry reading located at Cats Cradle Back Room. The festival wouldn’t be complete without a wine and cheese reception paired with fantastic poetry readings. This year will feature Jonathan Farmer, Jacinta White, Eduardo Corral, and Alison Rollins.
Wednesday, October 16 | starts at 6:30 pm | Johnny’s on West Main St.
The first night of the festival features a poets’ reception (open to all), poetry readings, and an ice cream social. There will be time for socializing and connecting with this year’s participants. Carrboro’s Poets Council will read including:
Thursday, October 17 | starts at 6:30 pm | The Back Bar at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
The second evening will host the reprisal of the curated open mic featuring selected poets. These poets come from diverse regions, cultural backgrounds, and ideologies. The day will proceed with all of the remaining poets in the room. Are you ready for beautiful readings from outstanding poets? Participants include the following:
LeJuane (El’Ja) Bowens
Zachariah Claypole White
emilio taiveaho peláez
Friday, October 18 | starts at 6:30 | Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill | 4 Poets and a Wine and Cheese Reception
Saturday, October 19 | starts at 1 pm | The Century Center
1:00 – 1:45 pm: Introduction and reading by Fred Joiner
1:45 – 2:00 pm: Break
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Poetry workshop by Jonathan Farmer
3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break
3:15 – 3:45 pm: Vendor Showcase—Listen to publishers read a poem from one of their featured books
3:45 – 4:15 pm: Break—Mingle with vendors and check out their books
4:15 – 5:00 pm: Reading by Alison Rollins
5:00 – 5:45 pm: Mingle/wine/snacks—Book signing, meet with poets, celebrate the day
2nd Wind pm: (New This Year!)
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Open Mic Afterparty hosted by CJ Suitt and the Sacrificial Poets
HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU AT THE FESTIVAL!