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10 YEARS OF MASS POETRY!

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

2:30pm

3:30pm

3:45pm

7:30pm

9:00pm

9:30pm

 
Saturday, May 5
 

8:45am

9:30am

10:30am

11:00am

12:15pm

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

3:15pm

7:30pm

9:30pm

 
Sunday, May 6
 

9:00am

10:15am

11:30am

1:00pm

1:30pm

2:30pm