PoetryFest is our annual celebration of poetry which takes place in April—National Poetry Month. A program of the Manzanita Writers’ Series, the event began in 2011 and features workshops, readings and book signings by award-winning regional poets.

From single-day to full-weekend events, PoetryFest draws attendees from Portland, the local area, and other locations in the Northwest and is designed to support and celebrate the art of poetry.

Our past PoetryFest authors include award-winning poets such as Andrea Hollander, Matthew Dickman, John Brehm, Emily Kendall Frey and Carl Adamshick, as well as Oregon Poet Laureates Kim Stafford and Paulann Petersen, who have delighted audiences with their imaginative and lyrical language.

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