2019 West End Poetry Schedule

SAVE THE DATES!  The West End Poetry Festival will take place in Carrboro, Wednesday, October 16, to Saturday, October 19, 2019. Celebrations will start at Johnny’s Gone Fishing. The Carrboro Poets Council will present their work followed by the WEPF’s traditional ice cream social.

More than 20 poets will participate in the curated poetry reading located at Cats Cradle Back Room. The festival wouldn’t be complete without a wine and cheese reception paired with fantastic poetry readings. This year will feature Jonathan Farmer, Jacinta White, Eduardo Corral, and Alison Rollins. To view the full schedule, click here.


West End Poetry Festival 2019. October 16, 17, 18, 19

Wednesday, October 16

Johnny’s Gone Fishing, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Thursday, October 17

Cats Cradle Back Room, 6:30 pm onward

More than 20 poets will participate in a curated poetry reading (link to profiles here)

Friday, October 18

Flyleaf Books 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Saturday, October 19

The Century Center

1:00 – 1:45 pm: Introduction and reading by Fred Joiner

1:45 – 2:00 pm: Break

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Poetry workshop by Jonathan Farmer

3:00 – 3:15 pm: Break

3:15 – 3:45 pm: Vendor Showcase—Listen to publishers read a poem from one of their featured books

3:45 – 4:15 pm: Break—Mingle with vendors and check out their books

4:15 – 5:00 pm: Reading by Alison Rollins

5:00 – 5:45 pm: Mingle/wine/snacks—Book signing, meet with poets, celebrate the day

2nd Wind pm: (New This Year!)

6:00 – 9:00 pm: Open Mic Afterparty hosted by CJ Suitt and the Sacrificial Poets


View this year’s full schedule.

Learn more about the poets participating in the festival.