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Celebrating Heartfelt Creative Poetry at Artfest Kingston July 1-3, 2023 - Artfest Ontario

Celebrating Heartfelt Creative Poetry at Artfest Kingston July 1-3, 2023

10am-6pm Daily, City Park 79 Barrie Street, Kingston ON. For all Artfest Kingston Highlights Click Here
Free Intuitive Writing Workshop facilitated by Bruce Kauffman on Saturday July 1 at 9am. Contact Bruce directly to register at with "Poets @ Artfest" in the subject line.

Art enthusiasts and poetry lovers are in for a treat as the much-anticipated Poets @ Artfest event returns for three delightful days of poetic expressions. The festival, which will take place from July 1 to 3 promises to captivate audiences with heartfelt poetry presented by a diverse group of 56 poets.

Attendees can immerse themselves in the beauty of spoken word as readings take place throughout the weekend in the enchanting Poets @ Artfest Tent. The lineup features a mix of seasoned poets and fresh voices, including talented performers from local communities, as well as participants from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Peterborough, and every corner in between.

This year's festival theme, "Art Blooms," sets the stage for a truly immersive experience. Visitors are invited to unleash their creativity and craft their own lines of poetry, which can be shared in the giant flower displays adorning the event. Immerse yourself in the world of words and let your imagination bloom alongside the vibrant artistry.

To kick-start the festivities, a free Intuitive Writing Workshop will be held on Saturday, July 1st, starting at 9:00 AM. Hosted by the esteemed Bruce Kauffman, this workshop aims to unleash your inner wordsmith and get your creativity flowing freely. Both the curious and the interested are encouraged to sign up and join in the fun. Space may be limited, so make sure to register early by contacting Bruce at with "Poets @ Artfest" in the subject line.

Poets @ Artfest offers aspiring poets an opportunity to shine with daily open mic sessions. Step onto the stage, share your compositions, and bask in the support and appreciation of a receptive audience. The spacious poetry tent will also house a carefully curated selection of books, chapbooks, and zines, allowing attendees to explore and purchase literary gems that speak to their souls.

"We invite you to join us for a celebration of literary love at Poets @ Artfest," said Lory MacDonald the festival co-producer. "This event promises to be an enriching experience for both poets and poetry enthusiasts. With an array of talented voices, interactive workshops, and the beauty of Artfest Kingston's Poets @ Artfest is not to be missed."

The complete reading schedule for Poets @ Artfest will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more updates. Mark your calendars, and prepare to be swept away by the power of poetry in the heartwarming ambiance of the Art Blooms Festival.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lory MacDonald, Co-Director 705-812-2914

About Poets @ Artfest: Poets @ Artfest is an annual poetry festival that showcases the talents of both established and emerging poets. Held as part of the Artfest Kingston, Poets @ Artfest offers a platform for poets to share their work, engage with audiences, and celebrate the beauty of words in a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere.

The complete reading schedule will be available soon.

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