Creative Writing at The New School

postcardbackThe New York City Poetry Festival is a two-day festival showcasing the diverse, talented, and dedicated group of poets who make their home in New York City. Founded in 2011 by New School MFA poetry alumni Stephanie Berger ('08) and Nicholas Adamski ('07), the festival brings together over 250 poets to read, share, and celebrate poetry on three stages. The festival also includes a book fair, a children's area, and food vendors from across the city.

The New School MFA program has had a large presence from the beginning, but this year more than ever! More then 20 MFA alumni will grace the stages of the festival, along with faculty members Sharon Mesmer and John Reed.

Alumni featured during the 2014 festival include Nicholas AdamskiLiz AxlerodLisa Marie BasileStephanie Berger, Graeme BezansonSylvia BonillaJackie Clark, Shanna ComptonAmy Leigh CutlerSean Damlos-MitchellJohn DemingGabriel DonB. C. EdwardsBrooke EllsworthJoshua Fredkin, Thomas FucaloroBritt GambinoSeth GravesSteven Klett, Justin MarksAlyssa Morhardt-GoldsteinChelsea ReillyNicole SteinbergKiely SweattChelsea Whitton, Melinda WilsonHamna Zubair, and more! 

Find more information about the NYC Poetry Festival on their website, Be sure to follow along on social media, using #NYCPOFEST.

The New York City Poetry Festival 2014
Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th
Colonels Row, Governors Island, NYC

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Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.