ABOUT THE NYC POETRY FESTIVAL:
Register for a chance to win an NYCPOFEST tote bag filled with signed copies of books by this year’s headliners! (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival-tickets-20047498608?aff=eac2)
The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row on July 30th and 31st, 2016. The Poetry Society of New York, producers of The Poetry Brothel and The Typewriter Project, once again invite attendees to come together for this free two-day festival to celebrate New York City’s vibrant poetry community. The event includes over 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets, including headliners Jericho Brown, Matthew Yeager and Camille Rankine, on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options including Big D’s Grub Truck, Toum Food Truck, Brooklyn Organic Coffee & Tea Truck, Andy’s Italian Ices NYC, and Everything About Crepes; a beer and wine garden sponsored by The Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn Oenology, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic (which you can sign up for at the information table onsite); a VIP pavillion sponsored by New York Distilling Company, and, of course, the Children’s Festival at #NYCPOFEST 2016, co-organized by Writopia Lab!
THE PURPOSE of the New York City Poetry Festival has been to liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstore, and coffee shops and their halogen-lit college campuses, and to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, mingle, and collaborate. Fostering an open, approachable, diverse, innovative, sharp, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of The Poetry Society of New York’s mission. While there are still a few entrenched poetry establishments, for many writers and artists, and even the general public, they can seem remote and inaccessible; The Poetry Society of New York aims not only to bridge these gaps, but to unify this city’s poetry community in ways never before thought possible. By opening doors to diverse and unique artistic interactions, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.
There are still a few slots available for organizations looking to host readings. Sign up here: http://newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/get-involved/host-a-reading/
If you’d like to become a vendor at the festival, sign up here: http://newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/get-involved/become-a-vendor/.
If you’d like to install your artwork at the festival, apply here: http://newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/get-involved/call-for-artists/
And if you’d like to volunteer at the event or become a sponsor, email Stephanie Berger at [email protected].
A big thank you to our other sponsors this year: Brooklyn Poets, Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Coast to Coast Poetry
Press Collective, Everfest, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Great weather for media, Huberts Lemonade, Literary Manhattan, and The New School Creative Writing Program.
Visit our website for details about the 2016 lineup, vendors, and other participants: www.newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com.
Info and Directions (Easy and fun!): http://newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/general-info/info-faq/
Great weather for MEDIA, LaSopaNYC, Yes Poetry and Brooklyn Poets @ The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival
DATES: Saturday, July 30, 2016 & Sunday, July 31, 2016
TIMES: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (each day)
ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-6th-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival-tickets-20047498608?aff=eac2
Governor’s Island National Monument (Colonel’s Row)
10 South St
New York City, NY
TRAVEL: Manhattan Ferry leaves from terminal next to the Staten Island, Brooklyn one from Brooklyn Bridge Park. http://newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/general…/directions/
The Manhattan Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street. The Ferry landing Â is immediately east of the Staten Island Ferry (but not the same building). It is literally at the very Â southern tip of Manhattan and easily accessible from the 1,4,5,N,R,J or Z trains.
The Brooklyn Ferry disembarks from Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, located at the foot of Atlantic Avenue (corner of Columbia Street). It is accessible via the R,2,3,4,5 trains and the B23, B65, B61 buses.