The National Beat Poetry Foundation, Inc. will host their annual 3 day, National Beat Poetry Festival, one of the largest gatherings in the US, of Beat Poets from the US and worldwide.
Master of Ceremonies: Darlene Fernandez.
Locations & Times:
Friday, August 30, 2019, Noelke Gallery, 15 Water Street, Torrington, CT, starting at 7:00pm. Readings and spoken word. Music by Podunk Throwbacks. Plus an open mic.
Saturday August 31, 2019, The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, 10 Center Street, New Hartford, CT, 2:00pm-6:00pm. Ten new Beat Poets Laureate will be named and honored at a special awards ceremony for their dedication and contributions to their respective communities for their love of writing, poetry, spoken word and the arts.
Music by Tony Vacca. Plus an open mic.
Sunday September 1, 2019, Farm River Cafe, 526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT from 2:00pm to 5:00. Readings, spoken word, and musicians should plan on coming to share their talents. Plus an open mic.
All aficionados of Poetry, Music, & the Arts are cordially invited to attend this cultural enriching three day event.
Books and merchandise from many different artists will be available for purchase all three days and at all three event venues.
Poets will be reading their poetry all three days from our newest poetry anthology called, We Are Beat from Local Gems Press [pre-order here].
This years award recipients are:
Paul Richmond: National Beat Poet Laureate USA (2019-2020)
Donna Anne Allard - International Beat Poet Laureate, Canada (2019-2020)
Dr. Chryssa Velissariou: Greece Beat Poet Laureate - (2019-Lifetime) from Larisa, Greece
John Burroughs - State of Ohio Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
BLW (Babs) McGrory - State of Delaware Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
Ron Whitehead - State of Kentucky Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
Richard Wayne Horton - State of Massachusetts Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
William David Sovern - State of Indiana Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
Kate Lamberg - State of New York, Long Island Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
Nordette N. Adams - State of Louisiana Beat Poet Laureate (2019-2021)
I would like to express my gratitude to Debbie Tosun Kilday and Colin Haskins of the National Beat Poetry Foundation. You may contact them with any questions about this and/or future events at: NBPF15@GMAIL.COM.