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Poem Fest 2020

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Poem Fest 2020
Poem Fest 2020

Time & Location

Feb 27, 2020, 5:00 PM – Mar 01, 2020, 1:00 PM

Crestone, Crestone, CO 81143, USA


  • Full Weekend Registration

    The full weekend ticket includes admission to absolutely everything, except for the Poet's Banquet. If you'd like to attend the banquet, you must purchase a ticket for the banquet as well.

  • Thursday Night Crestone Poets

    6:00 PM at the Crestone Charter School Local Crestone Poets and students from Crestone Charter and Moffat Schools

  • Thursday Night Poetry Reading

    7:00 PM Thursday Featured Reading: Colorado Poet Laureate Bobby LeFebre Crestone Charter School.

  • Thursday Night Poet's Party

    8:30-10:30 PM Thursday Music, Libations, and Exquisite Corpse Extravaganza, Crestone Brewing Company

  • Friday All-Day Workshops

    10:00 to 3:00 PM Friday Poetry Workshops. Choose one of two: Poet's Caravan, led by William Howell (FULL) Beyond Words, led by Maureen Eich VanWalleghan

  • Friday Half-day Workshops

    1:00 to 3:00 PM Half-day Friday Poetry Workshops. Choose one of two: Writing Nada, led by Sharon Corcoran Flight of the Palm, led by June Daniella Lucarotti

  • Poem Circle

    Poem-sharing circle in the Crestone Poetry Lounge.

  • Friday Night Featured Reading

    7:00 to 8:30 PM Friday. Featured Poets: Kit Hedman, Hilary DePolo, Art Goodtimes, Tori Miner, and Jessica Helen Lopez Crestone Charter School.

  • Friday Night JazzPo

    9:00 to 11:00 PM Friday Jazz and Poetry with Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer. An open mic experience. The Cloud Station, downtown Crestone.

  • Saturday Morning Workshops

    Saturday Morning 9:00-10:30 Choose one of two workshops Workshop 1: Garbanzo Journalism / Led by Cheryl Tischer Workshop 2: Ekphrasis: Art as Poetic Muse / Led by Rachel Kellum

  • Saturday Morning Workshops II

    Saturday Morning 10:45-12:00 Choose one of two workshops Workshop 3: Poetry and How It Gets That Way / Led by William Pitt Root WORKSHOP FULL Workshop 4: Shotgun Shell in a Bird’s Nest: A Collage Workshop/ Led by Susan Tichy

  • Saturday Morning Panel

    9:00-10:30 Between the Covers, led by Peter Anderson

  • Saturday Morning Panel II

    10:45-12:00 Building Audiences for Poetry, led by Don McIver

  • Saturday Afternoon Workshops

    1:00 to 2:15 Poetry Workshops Choose one of two workshops: Workshop 5: Don’t be Afraid, It’s Only Magic/ Led by Wendy Videlock (FULL) Workshop 6: The Spirit of Wabi-Sabi & Karumi in the American West / led by David Anthony Martin

  • Saturday Afternoon Workshops 2

    2:45- 4:00 Poetry Workshops Choose one of two workshops: Workshop 7: For The Fun Of It/ led by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer Workshop 8: Sculpting a Poem/ led by Kate Kingston (WORKSHOP FULL)

  • Old Hands, New Voices

    4:15-5:15 Saturday, Crestone Charter School

  • Saturday Poet's Banquet

    5:30-7:00 Saturday Poet's Banquet. Special Bhutanese Buffet at the Desert Sage Restaurant.

  • Saturday Night Evening Reading

    7:30-8:30 Saturday at Crestone Charter School Featuring Susan Tichy, Don McIver, and Jesse Tsinajinnie Maloney

  • In Memoriam: Sunday Morning

    8:30-9:30 Sunday at Crestone Charter School

  • Sunday Talking Gourd Circle

    10:30-12:30 Sunday at Crestone Charter School More than just an open mic. It’s a circle of friendships formed, and a heart opening sharing, all enabled by Art Goodtimes’ world famous Talking Gourd




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