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The 5th Annual Paterson Poetry Festival takes place October 1-3


originally published: 09/06/2022

(PATERSON, NJ) — Seed of words inc. invites you to the fifth annual Paterson Poetry Festival. This three-day poetry extravaganza takes place in downtown Paterson, October 1-3, 2022. The Paterson Poetry Festival is a celebration of words, writers and poetry lovers. The Festival is a multi-day event, which includes Poetry in Motion Car Show with Classic Riderz Car Club, Paterson Poetry Festival Slam with cash prize, Open Mic, The Speak Series/ Homage Stage, Lit Fest, Entertainment creative space for young children, poetry contest for young people, masterclasses, award ceremonies, vendors and food.

The festival takes place in person at the Passaic County Court House Plaza (77 Hamilton Street) on Saturday, October 1 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and Sunday, October 2 (12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). The festival is virtual on Monday, October 3 (from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). For more information and a calendar of events, Click here.

“Much of Passaic County’s rich history is made up of the art contributed by our residents and visitors. We have such a rich history of artists from all walks of life,” County Commissioner Director Bruce James said. . “The Passaic County Commissioner’s Council is delighted to co-sponsor the fifth annual Paterson Poetry Festival, showcasing the vibrant talent found throughout our county.”

This event is generously sponsored by the Passaic County Board of Commissioners and presented in partnership with Friends of Passaic County Parks, Paterson Museum, Classic Riderz Car Club, MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics, University of Washington, Bothell, Tap into Paterson, Paterson Free Public Library and Cavan Kerry Press.

“It is an honor to co-create with Passaic County for the fifth annual Paterson Poetry Festival,” said event founder and Paterson Poet Laureate Talena Lachelle Queen. “We have great partners for this year’s celebration and it promises to be the best we’ve ever produced.”

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Founded in 2019 Word seed inc.. is a 501(c) 3 located in Paterson, New Jersey. Our mission is to give voice and support to writers of all ages and skill levels within our diverse communities. They begin with the seed, which is basic literacy in very young children, and continue their exploration of the many flowers and blossoms that language becomes as the artistic expression of the mature writer.

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