2020 West End Poetry Festival

Festival Schedule



The West End Poetry Festival has changed formats for 2020 to help keep both poetry alive and our poets safe. 

Join us online on October 16 & 17, for interactive and asynchronous events celebrating “Poetry for a Change.”

Friday 10/16 7-8:30pm ET

The Sound of my Voice: Poetry and the Power of Performance

CJ-Reading-2-150x150A poetry Workshop with Chapel Hill Poet Laureate, CJ Suitt
In this interactive workshop, we explored voice as a technology for conveying meaning through passion, volume, cadence, and tone, and how the voice can bring the written word to life in new and expressive ways.

Thank you for participating!

Saturday 10/17, noon ET
Virtual Open Mic

Saturday 10/17, 3 pm ET
Community Poem debuts on Festival Website

Saturday 10/17, 4pm – 6pm ET
Featured Poets Reading

We hope you will join us with your poetry again, as we explore new ways to share art and keep our community vibrant.

Change in Poetry