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Below is a summary of open opportunities for poets interested in participating in WordXWord Festival events.

Out of Season

October 23, 3:30P

The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA

Poets Creating Conversation / Outdoors at The Mount

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

The air is getting crisper. Leaves are falling. Poets may or may not be talking about the weather and changing seasons. Or maybe we're just talking about living in America.

This event will be held outdoors. Dress for the weather. It’s New England, so you may need mittens or you may need a tank top . . .

Notes for poets interested in participating:

As usual, Poets Creating Conversation challenges you to provoke and bear witness as we circle loosely around a theme in the hope of creating a broad, multi-dimensional “conversation” between poems, poets, and audience.

The not so fine print - For this event we are requiring that participating poets be fully vaccinated for Covid-19. Everyone - per local regulations - audience and poets will be asked to wear face masks when maintaining 6 feet of distance is not possible.

The fine print - no personal attacks (if you need to address an individual or specific institution in your work, anonymize it). Poetry - 3 minutes or less. Be considerate to the other poets, time yourself ahead of time - trim it, edit it, iron out the creases - make it fit (please). Don't bogart the "mic" . . .

Register online to participate