(1/11/2012 6:33:00 AM)
26th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
The five-day fête honors the legendary Tennessee Williams, his works, and literary life in the adopted city he called his “spiritual home” and features two days of master classes; a roster of lively discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars' conference; comedy improv and a poetry slam; short fiction, poetry and one-act play competitions; a breakfast book club; French Quarter literary walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and parties.
For ticket purchase, regular updates and information on how to become a “Friend of Tennessee, ” visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.
(1/6/2012 4:00:00 AM)
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Murphy Writing Seminars Present the 19th Annual Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway
With Special Guest Stephen Dunn
Held at Seaview Resort, Near Atlantic City With Peter E. Murphy & Friends
(12/22/2011 7:06:00 AM)
The 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival
18-21 October 2012
ZEBRA invites film makers each to make a film based on the same poem and to submit various different interpretations of the poem [meine heimat] (my home) by Ulrike Almut Sandig.
The directors of the three best film versions will be invited to Berlin to meet the poet and have the opportunity to present and discuss their films.
The 6th ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival will be held from 18 to 21 October 2012 in the Babylon Cinema in Berlin. Deadline: 2 May 2012
More information about the festival and guidelines on: http: //www.zebra-award.org
(12/17/2011 7:01:00 AM)
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
6-10 March 2012, Al Mamzar, Dubai
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, love of reading and writing.
The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, residents and visitors to meet world famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation between Arabic and English for all sessions, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves.
The 2012 Festival will be held between 6-10 March 2012, at the InterContinetal Hotel Event Centre, Dubai Festival City and The Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Mamzar
More information about the festival on: http: //www.eaifl.com/about_the_festival
(12/13/2011 8:22:00 AM)
The Cork Spring Poetry Festival
Metropole Hotel, Cork
The Munster Literature Centre has been holding spring literary festivals since 1993, having gone by the names Éigse and Cork Spring Literary Festival in the past. It was renamed The Cork Spring Poetry Festival in 2012, to reflect the focus in poetry programming, which is always popular with Cork audiences. The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize for a single poem was introduced in 2010, in honour of a late Irish poet long associated with the Centre.
Details and guidelines about The Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Prize
About The Cork Spring Poetry Festival
(12/7/2011 8:32:00 AM)
Palm Beach Poetry Festival
January 16-21,2012, Delray Beach, Florida, USA
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry by presenting an annual festival and other poetry events in Palm Beach County featuring America's finest poets.
Find more about programme, events, tickets, travel&lodging and other information on: http: //www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org/home
(11/25/2011 6:36:00 AM)
'Woman' Scream' International Poetry Festival
With the participation of about 28 invited countries worldwide and over 60 events planned around the world, will take place throughout the month of March 2012 the 2dn International Poetry Festival ' Woman’ Scream' will be coordinated worldwide by theWomen Poets International Movement (MPI) with the support of our good-will ambassadors, supporters, institutions, etc. This festival aims to bring together men and women poets, musicians, actors and artists and others in various countries, to pay a fitting tribute to the woman during the entire month of March and extending a cry of 'Enough! ' to the violence perpetrated against her. 'Woman’ Scream' was conceptualized and designed by the Dominican writer Jael Uribe, President and direct Coordinator of the Movement based in the Dominican Republic.
More information and details about the festival: http: //womanscream.blogspot.com/
(11/10/2011 2:18:00 AM)
Gongliao Rock Festival
Between the blue ocean and the green land,
All they want is to jump and yell with the band.
Surrounded by white laughter, how can they stand
To keep guarding the Utopia built on rock and sand?
-a poem talking about the biggest yearly festival in Taiwan for poets and musicians, from GOD BLESS NOT ONLY AMERICA
(11/2/2011 2:21:00 AM)
The 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
4-6 November 2011, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
'Don't miss the complete poetry weekend! '
From the Director, Naomi Jaffa's introduction: 'This year’s 23rd Festival features 25 poets from all over the UK and beyond: Albania, America, Australia, The Bahamas, Ireland, Jordan and New Zealand. Across the programme’s 52 interconnecting events (14 are free) '
All about the festival and programme: http: //www.thepoetrytrust.org/events/the-23rd-aldeburgh-poetry-festival-4-6-november-2011/
(10/25/2011 1:32:00 AM)
IFOA - International Festival of Authors
October 19 to 30,2011
Toronto, Ontario - various venues
The International Festival of Authors (IFOA) brings together the best writers of contemporary world literature for 12 days of readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions, and public book signings each October.
For further information and details about the festival visit: http: //www.readings.org/? q=ifoa