Festival Schedule


All events are free and open to the public.


6:30 PM at Dunlap Codding (609 West Sheridan Avenue)

Opening remarks by Festival organizers.

Reading by poet Quraysh Ali Lansana followed by a wine reception

7 PM at IAO (706 West Sheridan Avenue)

Festival book fair begins featuring Literati Press, Mongrel Empire Press, New Myth Comics, This Land Press, Write Bloody Publishing, Short Order Poems, Shirley Hall, and many more.

7 PM at The Paramount (7 North Lee Avenue)

Music: Christian Pearson (in the theater)

7:30-9 PM at IAO

Multimedia performance installation “Chiaroscuro: Studies in Black and White”

7:30 PM at The Paramount

Music: Culture Cinematic (on the Café stage)

8 PM at The Paramount

Music: The Max Ridgway Trio (in the theater)

9 PM-11 PM at The Paramount

Concert/Reading in the Upstairs Jazz Lounge featuring Gregory Jerome (and his band) with Special Guest Poets Lauren Zuniga, Candace Liger, Shana Prince, and Quraysh Ali Lansana

(all-ages show, adult beverages will be available in the bar)


Visual art will be distributed throughout all venues.


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