Our 2018 headliners: Sonia Sanchez · Kaveh Akbar · Duy Doan · Jeffrey Harrison · Dorianne Laux · Erika Meitner · Carl Phillips · Nicole Sealey · Sean Thomas Dougherty · Rhina P. Espaillat

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Friday, May 4

1:15pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

3:30pm EDT

3:45pm EDT

7:30pm EDT

9:00pm EDT

9:30pm EDT

Saturday, May 5

8:45am EDT

9:30am EDT

10:30am EDT

11:00am EDT

12:15pm EDT

3 Nations Anthology Reading: Native, Canadian & New England WritersLIMITED Hawthorne Hotel, Library RoomValerie Lawson • Carol Hobbs • Paul Hostovsky • Sonja Johanson • Cheryl Savageau • David Surette KabuMerikanas: Women in Cape Verdean American CultureLIMITED Hawthorne Hotel, Skylark RoomCandida Rose Baptista • Iva Brito • Jarita Davis Love's Executive Order ReadingLIMITED PEM Create SpacesMatthew Lippman • Tina Cane • Kerrin McCadden • Jill McDonough • Daniel Nester • Elizabeth Powell Through Barbed Wire Presents: Invisible VoicesLIMITED Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 2Dianne Zimbabwe • Zella Brown • Kazi Toure Headline Reading-Kaveh Akbar and Nicole SealeyFILLING PEM Morse AuditoriumKaveh Akbar • Hannah Larrabee • Nicole Sealey Labor & Delivery: Emerging Poets on Notions of Literary SuccessLIMITED The Bridge at 211Chen Chen • Cassandra de Alba • Kimberly Alidio • Mag Gabbert • Keegan Lester Poetry as Social Action: Panel Discussion, Hopeful PromptsFILLING Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 1Elisabeth Weiss • Danielle Georges • Krysten Hill • Fred Marchant • Gloria Mindock Poets on Autism: Hope in the Helicopter RainLIMITED PEM Connect BLDGSean Thomas Dougherty • Susan Elmslie • Kamilah Aisha Moon • Oliver De La Paz Room 222: Boston University Poets & the Lineage of the Confessional PoemLIMITED Salem Waterfront Hotel, Compass RoomFrederick Speers • Rachel E DeWoskin • Kirun Kapur • Jacob Strautmann The Poetry of Predation: Women Poets On Writing the Poetry of Misogyny, Abuse, and ViolenceLIMITED Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia RoomSarah Sousa • Joyce Hayden • Sonja Johanson Memory and RedemptionFILLING New Liberty Charter School, Room 3Polly Brown Verbing: Writing Poetry from the BodyFILLING New Liberty Charter School, Room 2Cathie Desjardins

2:00pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

7:30pm EDT

9:30pm EDT

Sunday, May 6

9:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

11:30am EDT

1:00pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

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