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West End Poetry Festival

When: Sat., Oct. 15, 12 p.m. 2016

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

WEST END POETRY FESTIVAL

Acclaimed poets are traveling from down the street and out of state for this year's West End Poetry Festival, a production of the Town of Carrboro. Your friends and neighbors and esteemed visitors will convene to hear practiced poets read from and discuss their craft. The Saturday festivities at the Carrboro Century Center begin with a critique-driven workshop with UNC's Michael McFee, who will shed light on opening lines, metaphorical language, and conclusions. Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, an American Book Award winner, will take over at 1:30 p.m., exploring how her indigenous heritage shapes her perception of loss, memory, and the planet's fate. New Carrboro poet laureate Gary Phillips and McFee will cap off the night at 7 p.m., reading and answering questions about their work. And if you can't make the main event on Saturday, there's also a kickoff party at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14. Five North Carolina poets, including Stuart Dischell and Debra Kaufman, will read and socialize over hors d'oeuvres and wine at Flyleaf Books. —Erica Johnson

CARRBORO CENTURY CENTER, CARRBORO

Noon–8:30 p.m., free, www.westendpoetryfestival.org

Price: Free

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