New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, 2019

The schedule for NOPF 2019 is almost finalized!

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New This Year: You asked for more opportunities to read, so we are partnering with New Orleans' newest Poetry and Performance Space: The Dragonfly to host a marathon open-mic reading on Friday in conjunction with our opening convocation, a great opportunity to make sure you get to read at the Festival. You can sign up now!

Featured Readings and Perfomances: Stay Tuned for our 2019 Full Feature list but we thought you might like to know that one of them will be Anne Waldman performing with Fast Speaking Music (Ambrose Bye and Devin Brahja Waldman). 

NOPF 2019 Schedule Overview: 

Thursday, April 18, 2019: 

  • Dragonfly Open Studio hours/ Registration at Dragonfly (3921 St. Claude), 12-5
  • Dogfish Reading Series NOPF Opening Event with Oliver Baez Bendorf, Lee Ann Brown, Henk Rossouw & Chen Chen at Dogfish (2448 N Villere), 7PM

Friday, April 19, 2019:

  • Marathon Open Mic Poetry Reading at The Dragonfly Noon-5PM (Sign-up form)
  • Friday Night International Feature with Pierre Joris and Nicole Peyrafitte, Salgado Maranhäo (Brazil) and translator Alexis Levitin, Isabel de la Fuente (Ururguay), Javier Etchevarren (Uruguay) and translator Jesse Lee Kercheval, Andrea Jurjević reading Olja Savičević (Croatia), and more at Cafe Istanbul, 7PM
  • Opening reception and party for Viz-Po exhibit at Barristers Gallery, 2331 St Claude, 10PM

Saturday, April 20, 2019:

  • Small Press Bookfair and Festival Events at the New Orleans Healing Center (2372 St Claude), 9AM-5PM
  • Memorial Second Line from Healing Center to Siberia, 6:30 PM
  • Saturday Night Feature Event with Kalamu ya Salam, Anne Waldman and Fast Speaking Music, and the Poets with Bands rock show featuring Skin Verb and The Call Girls at Siberia (2227 St. Claude), 7PM

Sunday, April 21:

  • Small Press Bookfair and Festival Events at the New Orleans Healing Center, 9AM-5PM

Our main venue for NOPF19 is the same as 18, the New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude:

The Saturday night show will be across the street at Siberia, 2227 St Claude, with other events at nearby venues.


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