Annual Poetry Festival and Contest
Initiated in 1972 and known as New York City's "Woodstock of the Spoken Word," the Spring Poetry Festival brings to the stage New York City public school students, college students, CCNY faculty and alumni, and guest artists of every poetic stripe, all reading their own work.
The Festival is held each year in Theater B of Aaron Davis Hall, 135th St.
and Convent Avenue in Manhattan, from 9-5. The public is invited to
attend. Early in the afternoon, the winners of the all-city-public-high school poetry contest read their winning poems.
The 41st Annual Spring Poetry Festival
Friday, May 10th, 2013 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Poets for All Seasons: A brief history of the festival
Poetry Outreach Center
160 Convent Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10031