St. Augustine POETFEST

St. Augustine, FL – This year for National Poetry Month (April) Ancient City Poets have partnered with the English Department of Flagler College and the St. Johns Cultural Council to present a day-long celebration of creative writing and reciting on Saturday April 9th, the day after the Henry Rollins spoken word tour stop at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. This weekend of events on the campus of Flagler College, in addition to a month long haiku contest, and an April 24th open mic reading will be St. Johns County’s local recognition of National Poetry Month.

Michael Rothenberg, founder of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, will travel from Tallahassee to the campus of Flagler College to be the keynote and perform with his avant-garde jazz group: the EcoSound Ensemble. Book talks, panel discussions, author spotlights, open mic marathon, and book sale table and a Friday night open mic. 

All Saturday April 9th events are free of change and open to all.


. Rothenberg will lead a panel discussion on “Changing the World With Words” on the morning of Saturday, April the 9th. In the afternoon, Rothenberg will present his poetry with musical support from the EcoSound Ensemble.

That’s not all! Dumpster Fire Press is even partnering with SHANGHAI NOBBY’S (St. Augustine coolest punk and indie club) by sponsoring the UNDERGROUND SOUNDS SHOWCASE!

Dumpster Fire Press presents with Richard Lepre:

Underground Sounds Showcase

Saturday April 9, 2022

Cover Charge: $5 goes to performers

First act: 7 pm / Doors open: 6 pm

Shanghai Nobby’s

10 Anastasia Boulevard

St. Augustine, FL 32080

Headliner – Wayne Mason, plus left of center poets, rappers, and storytellers.

Also Connected:

St. Johns Cultural Council

Haiku Contest March 01 to March 31st

Facilitated by Christina Parrish Stone with Michael Henry Lee and Antoinette Libro.

Winners will read at Haiku showcase during St. Augustine PoetFest 2022 on Saturday April 9th 

and /or the last Sunday of the Month open mic on April 24.

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St. John County Library (Downtown Branch)

April 1 to April 30 during National Poetry Month

Art show

1960 N Ponce De Leon Blvd

April 01 to 30

Facilitated by Stephani Fletcher

A second look at a literary rich art show first installed at JIA in the fall of 2021.

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Poetry Month Proclamation

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 @ 9:00 AM

County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine Florida

The Board of County Commissioners proclaim Poetry Month in St. Johns County.

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Saturday April 9, 2022

Dumpster Fire Press showcase presented by Richard Lepre

Cover Charge: $5 goes to performers

First act: 7 pm / Doors open: 6 pm

Shanghai Nobby’s

10 Anastasia Boulevard

Headliner – Wayne Mason, plus left of center poets, rappers, and storytellers.

APRIL IS CRUEL…let’s celebrate!

One thought on “St. Augustine POETFEST

  1. What support and a proper building from a creative beginning looks like. So proud to see this happening for DFP, and have every confidence good things will grow from this collaboration!

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