Join Us! 

We’re hosting a Virtual Mini-Poetry Festival with Five outstanding local poets.  You’ll hear from (pictured left to right, top row then bottom row) Meredith Davies Hadaway, Robert Earl Price, James Allen Hall, Lindsay Lusby, and Kim Quiogue Andrews.

Thursday, August 13 from 7 – 8 p.m.



Kent County Poetry Festival – CANCELLED

April 24 – 26, 2020

The 13th Annual Poetry Festival will be an expanded weekend long festival with multiple events at multiple venues and includes partner organizations The Bookplate, Rose O’Neil Literary House at WAC, Kent Cultural Alliance, Chester River Chorale and more.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, April 24, 7 pm, Fountain Park
Washington College Writer’s Union – “Not Your Professors’ Poetry Reading”

  • Danez Smith
  • Diannely Antigua
  • Joe Osmundson

Saturday, April 25, 1 pm, The Bookplate
Local Celebrities Reading

  • Erin Murphy
  • Meredith Davies Hadaway
  • James Allen Hall
  • Robert Earl Price

Saturday, April 25, 4 p.m. – Kent County High School
Chester River Chorale – Mystic Fire: Words & Music, Music & Words
Featuring Richard Blanco, Meredith Davies Hadaway, Mary McCoy, Doncella Wilson, and Greg Minehan
Tickets: $20 – Click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. – First United Methodist Church, Chestertown
Richard Blanco, 5th Inaugural Poet, Reading from HOW TO LOVE A COUNTRY and Interview with Maureen Corrigan, Author and Literary Critic for Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and The Washington Post. Please reserve your seat in advance.
Free – Click here for reservations

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – The Bookplate
“Readers Choice” Open Mic Poetry Reading – Bring One Poem You Love. 

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