October 7, 2010
Geraldine R. Dodge Festival Begins Today
The 4-day Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival begins tonight.
Now in it's 24th year, the biennial festival - the largest poetry event in North America - will be held for the first time in Newark, New Jersey, the state's largest city.
A Poetry Sampler reading on Thursday evening, October 7th, features 24 poets and launches the Festival.
Friday is High School Student Day.
The full Festival schedule is online as a printable pdf document, and a list of festival poets with biographies is also online.
Events will be held in venues accommodating anywhere from 100 to over 2,700 people. The evening programs will be held in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall - a world-class performance space.There are single and multi-day ticket options.
The Festival is accessible via Newark's mass-transit hubs, including an international airport, major bus lines, a light-rail system and PATH service from Manhattan.