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2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival

Sat, June 15 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
925 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97205

The Bigfoot Poetry Festival returns to Literary Arts with an all-day celebration of the written and spoken word, featuring poetry slams, a poetry market, open mics, and writing and performance workshops.

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Note: This venue is ADA accessible. These events will take place on the ground floor of Literary Arts. There is a gender-neutral bathroom on the ground floor as well.

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EVENT SCHEDULE

Poetry Market | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Come out to the Poetry Market on Saturday morning – the last day of the Bigfoot Poetry Festival. We’ll have a market full of chapbooks, broadsides, and other literary goodies, such as buttons, pins, and more from poets and volunteers at the festival. There will be free coffee (courtesy of Stumptown) and snacks while you meet and mingle with poets.

This event is for registered poets and volunteers solely to sell their merch. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this market, and support the artists by purchasing their materials.

Youth Poetry Slam | 1:30pm – 3:00pm | Hosted by Brennan DeFrisco

Poets must be 19 or younger to take part. Poets must have 2 poems (they do not need to be memorized), and both poems must be 3 minutes or less. The slam’s first round will contain 14 poets, and the second round we will cut down to 7 poets.

You can sign-up to reserve your FREE ticket online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-youth-poetry-slam-tickets-897705410047

To sign up to be in the poetry slam, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/JQFAR2jFJP6YJLPR8

New Sh*t Open Mic | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Hosted by Stephen Meads

Come share a poem you were inspired to write at some point during the festival, or maybe a poem you’ve been working on for a while but haven’t spoken to a room of strangers yet. Preferably all poetry shared at this event is relatively new and has never been read on a mic before! If you wish to share a poem, there will be a sign-up sheet at the event.

WORKSHOPS

Poet’s Underground’s Workshop | So you want to be a writer?: Poets Underground Publishing Workshop | 12:30 pm – 2:00pm

Alone ft. Company Workshop | From Trauma to Triumph | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Eric Fair-Layman’s Workshop | Catharsis and Revenge | 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Full descriptions of all events can be found below:

Bigfoot Poetry Festival at Literary Arts 2024
May 29, 2024
BIPOC Reading Series – May
June 13, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 14, 2024
Bigfoot Regional Poetry Slam (Prelims)
June 15, 2024
2024 Bigfoot Poetry Festival
June 19, 2024
One Page Wednesday- June
June 20, 2024
Slamlandia
July 17, 2024
Incite: Queer Writers Read
July 18, 2024
Slamlandia
August 15, 2024
Slamlandia
September 14, 2024
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