Welcome to the New Hampshire Poetry Festival!

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and The New Hampshire Institute of Art are pleased to put forward a call for proposals for the 2017 New Hampshire Poetry Fest. The event takes place on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Proposal deadline is May 15. Please see full submission details here.


Celebrate Poetry

Join us for the Third Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival is organized by two leading New Hampshire literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) and The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA).

Historic location, contemporary poets

Held in historic downtown Manchester on Saturday, September 23, 2017, the event will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

The day culminates with a headliner reading by Gregory Pardlo, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

All readings, workshops and panels take place in the beautiful French Building, built for the New Hampshire Institute of Art in 1916, located at 148 Concord Street and in the nearby Lowell Building at 88 Lowell Street in Manchester. [Map]


If you need accommodations, we recommend the Manchester Radisson at the corner of Elm Street and Granite Street. There is long-term parking attached to the hotel, and the hotel is within walking distance of the festival. There is also street parking available near the NHIA conference buildings at the Brady Sullivan garage on Elm St. Also, on Saturday street parking is free.


Ready to learn, read, share and have fun with other poetry lovers? Register Now



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