Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tucson Poetry Festival XXXIII

Dear Tucson, 

National Poetry Month is approaching, which means Tucson Poetry Festival XXXIII is just around the corner! The exact dates of the festival are April 15th-April 17th. The details will be revealed at our March 19th fundraising event.

I cannot wait for the festival. I hope you are able to celebrate with us as we countdown to the festivities. Please save the following dates:

March 19th at 6:30 pm

Poem Pairing with Patricia Smith and Tom Walbank

This is a fundraiser blues and poetry hosted by Samuel Ace. Patricia’s Smith most recent book,Gotta Go Gotta Flow, a book that infuses poetry with the photography of Michael Abramson.      Abramson’s photography in this collaboration focuses on blues clubs and speak easy spots. It seemed only right to pair this amazing collaboration with our very own blues man, Tom Walbank.

At this event we will unveil the theme for the 33rd Annual Tucson Poetry Festival on April 15th– April 17th, the poets in attendance, schedule, and more! We hope you are able to make it to our fundraiser and support our festival this year. Everyone is welcomed as they are, if you are able to help financially support our festival please feel free to bring a monetary donation.

April 2nd at 4:30 pm

Poems to Get Us There: Streetcar Reading

Local poets are sharing poetry on the streetcar from the Poetry Center to Mercado San Agustin. Please join us for a unique poetry experience.

We appreciate all of the donations and support immensely. We are forever grateful to live in such a creative and supportive community. Thank you, Tucson!

If you have attended the festival the last few decades and want to know how you can help this year please reach out to us. We are happy to have you assist us. We are currently still securing volunteers please contact us. You can also donate to us.

Thank you.

Thank you so much for supporting us for the last thirty-two years. Thank you for continuing to support us. Thank you for continuing to celebrate poetry.

Teré Fowler-Chapman
Executive Director



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