Upcoming: New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island

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The 6th Annual New York City Poetry Festival

Save the date! Now in its sixth year, the annual and free New York City Poetry Festival will take place on July 30th-31st, 2016, on Governors Island.

Special site specific features of the festival include The Poetry Brothel, The Typewriter Project, and the NYC Children’s Poetry Festival.

From last year’s announcement at the New York Times:

…Now in its fifth year, the free weekend-long New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island continues to grow — organizers are expecting 4,000 people this year — and gathers a book fair, food trucks, around 50 vendors and a children’s festival on Colonels’ Row.

Drawing on the variety of poetry groups from all five boroughs, readings at the event can be academic or high-minded, musical or theatrical…

I’ll be reading some of my work as part of the Art Kibbutz residency on Governors Island. See you there!

New York City Poetry Festival

Hillel Broder

Hillel Broder

Contributing Writer

Hailing from Silver Spring, MD, Hillel has called NYC his home since 2002. During the academic year, he is a high school teacher and college instructor of English. Over the summer, he writes poetry and enjoys visiting and writing about NYC's cultural institutions.

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