Celebrating the Poetic Legacy of Whitman, Williams and Ginsberg
A Literary Festival and Conference

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ

Conference Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017

The festival will include readings and workshops by Patricia Smith and Li-Young Lee, and offer a series of scholarly and creative panels that explore the legacy of Whitman, Williams, and Ginsberg or other American poets, who write in the same poetic tradition.

The submission deadline for proposals for panel presentations closed May 15, 2016. 

After the notification of accepted proposals in Summer 2016, we will post further information about the festival schedule and registration.

Patricia Smith and Li-Young Lee will be the featured poets, and will conduct morning workshops at the festival.

Patricia Smith and Li-Young Lee will be the featured poets, and will conduct morning workshops at the festival.