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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 Writers Hawthorne Hotel, Library RoomLIMITEDValerie Lawson • Carol Hobbs • Paul Hostovsky • Sonja Johanson • Cheryl Savageau • David Surette KabuMerikanas: Women in Cape Verdean American Culture Hawthorne Hotel, Skylark RoomLIMITEDCandida Rose Baptista • Iva Brito • Jarita Davis Love's Executive Order Reading PEM Create SpacesLIMITEDMatthew Lippman • Tina Cane • Kerrin McCadden • Jill McDonough • Daniel Nester • Elizabeth Powell Through Barbed Wire Presents: Invisible Voices Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 2LIMITEDDianne Zimbabwe • Zella Brown • Kazi Toure Headline Reading-Kaveh Akbar and Nicole Sealey PEM Morse AuditoriumFILLINGKaveh Akbar • Hannah Larrabee • Nicole Sealey Labor & Delivery: Emerging Poets on Notions of Literary Success The Bridge at 211LIMITEDChen Chen • Cassandra de Alba • Kimberly Alidio • Mag Gabbert • Keegan Lester Poetry as Social Action: Panel Discussion, Hopeful Prompts Salem Waterfront Hotel, Ballroom 1FILLINGElisabeth Weiss Horowitz • Danielle Georges • Krysten Hill • Fred Marchant • Gloria Mindock Poets on Autism: Hope in the Helicopter Rain PEM Connect BLDGLIMITEDSean Thomas Dougherty • Susan Elmslie • Kamilah Aisha Moon • Oliver de la Paz Room 222: Boston University Poets & the Lineage of the Confessional Poem Salem Waterfront Hotel, Compass RoomLIMITEDFrederick Speers • Rachel E DeWoskin • Kirun Kapur • Jacob Strautmann The Poetry of Predation: Women Poets On Writing the Poetry of Misogyny, Abuse, and Violence Hawthorne Hotel, Sophia RoomLIMITEDSarah Sousa • Joyce Hayden • Sonja Johanson Memory and Redemption New Liberty Charter School, Room 3FILLINGPolly Brown Verbing: Writing Poetry from the Body New Liberty Charter School, Room 2FILLINGCathie 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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