2020 Virtual Participation
We are developing several interactive means of attending and sharing your poetry in the 2020 West End Poetry Festival.
Virtual Curated Open Mic
We are moving our “Curated Open Mic” online! We hope to include a range of poets—of different ages, professions, races and ethnicities, and stages of development.
- Time limit: 5 minutes maximum (we love shorter poems!)
- Only one poem per poet
- We only accept YouTube links (Never recorded before? Read our Tips and Tricks!)
Community Poem (NEW!)
- We would like to create a poem with you to publish on the West End Poetry Festival Website!
- Read how to participate here!
Wonder how the West End Poetry Festival normally works?
There are a variety of ways you can, in a typical year, participate in the West End Poetry Festival:
- As an attendee
- As a poet reading at the festival
- As an exhibitor
- As a sponsor
All events are free and open to the public—so please come for any or all of the festival. Check the schedule for details about what’s going on when and where, and find out more about the festival locations and free parking.
If you’re interested in having a table at the festival on Saturday to promote your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. A small fee to the Town of Carrboro and a short application are required. Most recent exhibitors have been local publishers of poetry books or journals, but we’re open to others participating as long as there’s a connection to poetry.
If you’re interested in sponsoring the festival financially and getting great exposure for yourself or your organization, contact email@example.com.