The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival is returning to Newark from Thursday, October 18 to Sunday, October 21. The Dodge Poetry Festival is the largest poetry event in North America and has been held on every even year since 1986. Newark will be hosting it for the fifth time, having hosted the event since 2010.
Over 60 poets will take stages throughout the four days. The nine stages will be spread throughout the downtown Arts District: First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church, Trinity & St. Philip’s Cathedral, Newark Museum, Express Newark, Military Park, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and North Star Academy.
For those interested in attending the festival, a four-day pass can be purchased for $110 ($55 for students). A weekend pass is $70 ($35 for students), and single day admission is $50 ($25 for students).
College students and faculty can receive single day admission on Thursday, Saturday, or Sunday for only $10 when they use their college email to register and provide school ID upon pick-up at NJPAC. This offer expires Tuesday October 9. Tickets can be purchased on the Dodge Poetry website.
A detailed daily itinerary for the festival can also be viewed on the Dodge Poetry website.
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