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Northfield Poet Laureate: Northfield Poetry Festival

The Northfield Poet Laureate is sponsored by the City of Northfield and funded by the Northfield Public Library and the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC), in partnership with the Northfield Arts and Culture Commission.

3rd Annual Northfield Poetry Festival

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Special Guest: Madison (Wisconsin) Poet Laureate Oscar Mireles

Featuring readings by Northfield poets and introducing the NEW Northfield Poet Laureate.

Past Northfield Poetry Festivals

1st Annual Northfield Poetry Festival. Saturday, September 30, 2017.

10am. Group reading and book signing at Content by Leslie Schultz, Diane LeBlanc, Kaethe Schwehn, Rob Hardy, Larry Gavin, Karen Herseth Wee, Ricki Kölbl Nelson, and Florence Dacey.

1pm. Youth poetry reading at Northfield Public Library. Readings by Hannah Pahs, Diana Montero, and Bella Callery.

4pm. Beer Poetry Contest at Imminent Brewing. 


2nd Annual Northfield Poetry Festival

Saturday, September 29- Monday, October 1, 2018

Saturday, September 29.  Minnesota Poet Laureate Joyce Sutphen, with Northfield poets Leslie Schultz, Susan Jaret McKinstry, Steve McCown, Diane LeBlanc, Becky Boling, and D.E. Green. 10am. Content.

Twin Cities Latinx spoken word collective Palabristas, featuring Lupe Castillo and Marion Gomez. 1pm. Northfield Public Library,

Sunday, September 30. Patrick Scully presents Leaves of Grass—Illuinated, a one-man show about poet Walt Whitman, at the Northfield Arts Guild Theater. Co-sponsored by Content and the Northfield Arts Guild. 7:30pm. NAG Theater.

Monday, October 1. Poetry Night: Bao Phi. Co-sponsored by Content. 7pm. Content.