Special Events, Weekend Festivals

Massachusetts Poetry Festival at PEM (cont.)

Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 10am - 5pm

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Enjoy poetry from around New England, including Cape Verdean and Celtic voices, poetry about special-needs families and the long shadow of Jim Crow. End with headline readings by Pulitzer Prize finalist Forrest Gander, MacArthur Fellow C.D. Wright, poet-scholar Louise Brock-Brodio, North Shore favorite Rhina Espaillat and National Book Award winner David Ferry.

For a full schedule of adult programs and registration information, visit


Poetry Quest
10 am-5 pm

Pick up materials on Atrium Café tables. Find your inspiration in the exhibition Double Happiness! Fold a book, then fill the pages with your own creativity as you explore.



A Window on Poetry
10 am-5 pm | Atrium

Add to our collaborative artwork inspired by stained-glass windows with lines from a favorite poem or create a new one.


Altered Pages
1:30-4:30 pm | Atrium

Poetry is all around us! Discover a new poem from among the words in an altered book and create a visual and verbal masterpiece.



Hairballs and Haiku
2-3 pm | meet at information desk

For ages 5 to 8 with an adult
Tickets available day of program

Enjoy lively poems from the viewpoint of a very opinionated cat, and get inspired to write your own haiku in your new hand-bound book.


Made possible by the Lowell Institute

This is a 3 day event on Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4


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