Poetry Festival

April 2, 2017

Naomi Shihab Nye

On April 21, at the University of Maine at Augusta’s celebrated Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival, internationally acclaimed poet and children’s literature writer, Naomi Shihab Nye, will appear as the keynote speaker. The event begins at 7:30pm, at UMA’s Jewett Hall Auditorium, on 46 University Drive, Augusta. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.http://www.uma.edu/academics/programs/english/terry-plunkett- maine-poetry-festival/.

The festival also includes an afternoon workshop on teaching and writing poetry by Maine’s poet Laurate, Stuart Kestenbaum, a panel discussion on poetry and climate change, and a community dinner. For more information about the events, please contact Ellen Taylor at ellen.taylor@maine.edu. Those interested in attending can use the following link to reserve seats: https://goo.gl/forms/V2GIL2Y6KDX9LYk03.

Maine Humanities Council is providing funding for this event.

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