This four-day celebration of the spoken word includes readings, workshops, open mic opportunities, and lots of time for poets and friends of poetry from around the region to get acquainted. The event is intended to help grow and sustain a community of poets, writers, and literature enthusiasts in the mountains and high deserts of Colorado and New Mexico, with a special emphasis on the Sangre de Cristo region. 

A gathering of poets from Colorado and New Mexico

a poetry festival unlike any other


Poem Fest is a unique opportunity for poets to gather and tap into the muses that be and to be with one another. Crestone is a contemplative and welcoming community, especially receptive to poets and other marginal and/or creative types. This is the end of the road. Where you can take a break from the rest of the world and burrow down into that quiet and comfy realm that might call forth a few new lines. Or at least a little inspiration.

We are so excited to announce a terrific lineup for Poemfest 2020. We're bringing poems from across the region, happily welcoming back some alumns and bringing in some fabulous new names. We're proud to bring, from Denver, Colorado's Poet Laureate, Bobby LeFebre. 
We have even more workshops to choose from this year! Learn and practice your craft, be inspired, and leave with pages of new work. Craft workshops Saturday, and experiential, contemplative, immersive half-day and full-day workshops on Friday give you the space to drop into the mountains, your voice, and your work.
half off for college students,
College students, use code STUDENT during checkout if you're a student for a 50% discount on all tickets. 
and free for k-12 students.
Welcome, young poets! 

poems, songs & stories, microbrews, movement &


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