Kalamazoo Poetry Festival Call for Workshop Proposals

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Kalamazoo Poetry Festival Call for Workshop Proposals


Do you want to earn an honorarium of $250 for facilitating a workshop based on the theme of “Home”? We want you! Take a look at our website kalamazoopoetryfestival.com and click on Events, then Upcoming Festival from the drop down menu! Submit your workshop proposal today!

The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival (KPF) invites poets, artists, educators, and poetry enthusiasts from the general Kalamazoo area to submit workshop proposals for the 9th Annual Kalamazoo Poetry Festival! Workshop leaders will conduct a variety of 90-minute workshops related to reading, writing, and performing poetry.

Workshop sessions during the Festival are free and open to the public. We intend to offer both virtual and in-person workshops, depending on COVID conditions. Please indicate your preference for an in-person or virtual workshop on the submission form. The Kalamazoo Poetry Festival believes in compensating artists. Workshop leaders will receive a $250 honorarium. KPF will publicize and manage registration for each workshop. The theme of our 2022 Festival is “Home.” For some folks home is respite, release, and a safe haven.

For others, home is not safe, home is hard and home is work and fear. Some folks don’t even have a home. Home can be many things, and we thought that to be as inclusive as possible, we should leave the theme open to interpretation. We are looking for YOUR creative ideas that would appeal to a range of ages and levels of experience with poetry that somehow deals with the theme, Home.

Proposing a workshop is easy! Simply fill out the online form on our website. The deadline for all proposals is February 1, 2022.