Richmond Poetry Fest returns in April

Enjoy readings, workshops, local markets and more at VisArts’ celebration of all things verse

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Richmond Poetry Fest will return for its second year April 12-13. The festival was created through a partnership between staff at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and its writers-in-residence.

The celebration of poetry and community will feature poetry readings, free workshops with local writers, vendors, and programming for attendees of all ages.

Take a class led by artists including Alex Dimas, Lyall Harris, and Roscoe Burnems.

A special event on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 will celebrate Burnems as the city’s first Poet Laureate. “I LOVE YOU AND I WANTED, An Evening of Poetry” will also include readings from other local poets.

TBT El Gallo will serve food and Dentwood Coffee will provide beverages. Pro tip: Bring a t-shirt or a tote bag on Saturday to screen print at the event.

Looking to pitch in? VisArts is also looking for volunteers —sign up for a shift.

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