Save the Date: Camden Festival of Poetry on May 20, 2023

The Camden Festival of Poetry will make its debut on Saturday, May 20, 2023. The event will take place at the First Congregational Church of Camden at 55 Elm Street in Camden, Maine. This celebration of local poets and poetry is set to be another central cultural event in the Midcoast summer calendar.

The festival will include readings by local poets; live musical interludes; discussion groups with poets; award for an outstanding youth poet; and a reception with book tables to meet participating poets. This event is free and open to the public.

Featuring Keynote Speaker Richard Blanco

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The Camden Public Library is pleased to be an institutional partner of the Camden Festival of Poetry.

Plus, a Call for High School Poets!