Welcome to the New Hampshire Poetry Festival!



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Celebrate Poetry

The Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival is an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The day culminates with a headliner reading by Linda Pastan, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner for lifetime achievement.

The festival is organized by two leading New Hampshire literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) and New England College MFA in Creative Writing program (NEC MFA). Registration is open!

Beautiful location, contemporary poets

Held in the scenic town of Henniker, New Hampshire, on the New England College campus, the 2018 event, taking place on Saturday, September 15, 2018, will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

If you need accommodations, we recommend the Colby Hill Inn (mention the Poetry Fest for a 10% discount) or Henniker House

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

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