Philly Loves Poetry
Philly Loves Poetry is an annual Poetry Festival that celebrates the vibrant poetry community in Philadelphia and brings nationally known poets here to read and conduct workshops. Philadelphia, with a long history of literary and social diversity and a group of poetry organizations representing ethnic groups, educational institutions and various approaches to writing is a melting pot of ideas that lends itself to the development of a festival that celebrates the talent of Philadelphia based poets.
The Philly Loves Poetry Festival consists of several elements: a multiple day program of readings and workshops; collaboration with Brandywine Workshop to create a limited edition print featuring the poetry of our annual honoree and a local graphic artist; and a newspaper that promotes the programs of the entire Philadelphia poetry community during April, which is National Poetry Month.
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The 2016 event was the first. It was held from April 14 through April 17.