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Tuscon Poetry Festival Needs Your Help!

By Harriet Staff

Tucson

It’s going to be great! This year the 31st annual Tucson Poetry Festival will take place April 3-5: if you can’t be there in person, be there in spirit and acknowledge their efforts with financial support today!

For over 30 years, the Tucson Poetry Festival has been expanding the audience for contemporary poetry in Arizona. Our poets have ranged from accomplished local artists, to national and world renowned poets, including several U.S. Poets Laureate and Nobel Prize winners. Ocotillo Literary Endeavors is a nonprofit organization consisting of poets, writers, teachers, and curators, who are all heavily involved in the Tucson literary community. We make up the TPF board, serve as event organizers and caretakers to the rich history of one of the most unique and longest running festivals of its kind in the world.

The 31st annual Tucson Poetry Festival will be held on April 3-5, 2014 and gathers four exciting and diverse writers: Harryette Mullen, Natalie Diaz, Xavier Cavazos & RC Weslowski. Our three-day event will consist of workshops and readings, all free and open to the public, as well as poetry contests open to any resident of Arizona, high school age and older. And for the first time, we plan to record audio and video of the festival and create a visual arts and media project, so the whole world can enjoy the talents of our featured artists and participants. […]

This project is a labor of love for all of us at Ocotillo Literary Endeavors. We work year round to ensure that the great legacy of this unique, long running festival continues on and does justice to all of the many legendary featured poets, participants and organizers who have been a part of it for the last three decades. It is our honor to continue this tradition, and your support is integral and sincerely appreciated. We would like to thank you for considering contributing to our project, and with all kindness and gratitude look forward to updating you on its progress in the months to come.

Visit Tuscon Poetry Festival’s fundraising website for further details.

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Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by Harriet Staff.