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Second Annual Bard And Broadside: North Central Florida

April 11 @ 6:00 pm

ARTSPEAKS Inc., Presents the 2nd Annual BARD & Broadside: North Central Florida Poetry Festival Centered around the theme of Homecoming: A Sense Of Place the second annual festival is an intergenerational community celebration of poetry for youths and adults. The festival features an array of events including interactive poetry workshops, open mic sessions, poetry readings, book signings, poetry slams, youth spoken-word monologue competitions and engaging panel discussions. The four day festival is April 11th through April 14th with event activities at several locations throughout the city of Gainesville. No registration is required to attend. For a complete festival schedule, click here.

Funding is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Book Festival Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with ARTSPEAKS Inc. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional contributions provided by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County, City of Gainesville PRCA, Arts Council of Alachua County, Friends of The Library Alachua County, Alachua County Library District and UF Health Cancer Center.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 11 @ 6:00 pm -
April 11 @ 6:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Participating Authors and Scholars: Dr. Natalie J. Graham, Professor African American Studies and Associate Dean of Faculty, California State University, Fullerton; Patrick A. Grigsby, Lecturer & Printmaker, School of Art + Art History, University of Florida; LaTrina Massey, MPH, Community Outreach and Engagement, University of Florida Health Cancer Center; Jenna Nishida, Poet, Educator; J.N. Fishhawk, Poet, Author, Editor in Chief Bacopa Literary Review
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Event Contact:

E. Stanley Richardson
(352) 792-2846

Event Venue:

Alachua County Library District Headquarters
401 E University Ave.
Gainesville, Florida 32601
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Venue Phone:
(352) 792-2846

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