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West End Poetry Festival | Carrboro

October 14, 2022 - October 15, 2022

West End Poetry Festival 2022
October 14 and 15
Carrboro, NC
Theme – Music in Poetry

What is it that turns words into poetry? Poems don’t always have to rhyme, they can be in many different forms and of any length. What makes a poem a poem? It is finding the music in words which transforms prose into poetry. The essence of music can transform a page of sentences into poetry, one word, one line at a time. Music in Poetry a cinquain Slow down find the music in poetry. Just add music to prose and it becomes a poem.

Friday, October 14

  • 7 – 8:30 pm Poetry Prompt Workshop with Jessica Jacobs and Nickole Brown (on Zoom and in-person)

Saturday, October 15

  • 2 – 3 pm Recent book poets – Joan Barasovska, Cedric Tillman, Jacinta White, and Alana Dagonhart
  • 3 – 4:45 pm Poetry in the Round – led by Gary Phillips and Susan Spalt
  • 5 – 5:15 pm Community poem reading
  • 5:30 – 7 pm Featured poets – Alan Shapiro, Fred Joiner, Jessica Jacobs, Nickole Brown, and new Carrboro Poet Laureate (to be named later)


October 14, 2022
October 15, 2022