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    POETRY & LITERATURE

    20th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival

    Presented by at Multiple Locations

    September 27 - September 30, 2012


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    20th Annual Austin International Poetry Festival

    Poetry-lovers of all ages:

    Join us for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Austin International Poetry Festival: September 27-30, 2012. It is free and open to the public!

    It started with four founders back in 1993, and today, this four-day, citywide, all-inclusive annual celebration of poets and poetry has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” It includes 30 live local...

    Poetry-lovers of all ages:

    Join us for the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Austin International Poetry Festival: September 27-30, 2012. It is free and open to the public!

    It started with four founders back in 1993, and today, this four-day, citywide, all-inclusive annual celebration of poets and poetry has grown to become “the largest non-juried poetry festival in the U.S.” It includes 30 live local readings, 10 poetry workshops, 10 open mics, 10 youth poetry events, two anthology competitions and readings, two poetry slams, a movie presentation, a poetry all-nighter and a poetry symposium!

    AIPF is the “work of heART” of volunteer-based local non-profit Austin Poets International, Inc. This year API is honored to present over 20 International, National, Regional and Local Featured Poets reading alongside over 200 Registered Poets at 12 local venues across Austin.

    Poets of every kind -- of every age, race, religion, gender and orientation -- are invited to attend and perform at the annual Austin International Poetry Festival. Our festival is an open celebration of poets and poetry, past, present, and future: Stage poets to page poets, neophytes to Nobel prize winners, young and old, from every corner of the Earth.

    Join the celebration!


    Multiple Locations


    Austin, TX 78702

    Admission Info:

    Event is free and open to the public. Youth poets are also free. Adult poets wishing to perform and submit poetry to the yearly anthology competition must register online or at festival headquarters and pay a registration fee. Discounts available for students and senior citizens.


    General Day and Time Info:

    Poetry readings, open mics, slams and events happen city-wide all day, even all night, throughout the four-day festival!


    Phone: 5127771888


    Accessibility Information:

    AIPF strives to accommodate all festival patrons with accessibility needs. To request or inquire about a particular feature, such as assisted listening, braille or closed captioning, please call us at (512)777-1888.


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