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Sarah Lawrence College’s Free Annual Poetry Festival Features Acclaimed Poets

Bronxville, NY – April 11, 2016—The largest free poetry festival in New York, the 13th annual Sarah Lawrence College Poetry Festival, will be held April 15 – 17 featuring established poets alongside current undergraduate and graduate students and Sarah Lawrence faculty members. Among this year’s notable poets are Mark Doty, Ellen Bass, Robin Coste Lewis, and Tim Seibles.

Also featured will be readings by, or work of, high school students and incarcerated individuals who have taken workshops with Sarah Lawrence poetry students.

The three-day festival begins Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the College’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center and continues through Sunday afternoon. For further information and registration please contact Jen Robichaux at [email protected].

“The Poetry Festival is a unique opportunity to witness and engage with the written word. We showcase new and emerging artists as well as established poets, which allows for a rich and varied experience for our audience. Particularly for students, the festival is a great chance to mingle with and learn from poets who are as varied in their style as they are in their subject matter,” says Robichaux.

The full schedule can be found here.

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence College is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country, Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, for its long history of impassioned, intellectual engagement, and for its vibrant, successful alumni. For more information, please visit www.sarahlawrence.edu.