Mass Poetry Festival

Event Date: 
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 8:30pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 3:30pm

During the first weekend of May, Salem becomes the epicenter of contemporary American poetry, offering rare opportunities to hear the nation's best poets read and discuss their work in intimate and engaging forums. The Massachusetts Poetry Festival showcases nearly 100 poetry readings and workshops, a small press and literary fair, panels, poetry slams, visual arts, and open-air performances. More than 150 local and nationally known poets engage with thousands of New Englanders each year.