New Orleans Poetry Festival and Small Press Fair, 2017

Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for a panel, group reading, or for an individual reader. Thanks to you NOPF is going to be a grand success again this year. The schedule is now finalized and viewable at the link above.


Our venue for NOPF17, the New Orleans Healing Center:

NOHC is located at 2372 St. Claude, right down the street from the Arts Estuary where the fest was held last year. The Small Press Fair will be in the lobby and open to the public. There are lots of amenities in close proximity, including several restaurants. Café Istanbul, which will host our midday and evening feature events, as well as other panels and workshops, is inside NOHC.


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Basic Schedule for 2017

(click here for complete schedule)

Thursday April 20  Opening Party: Poets with Bands (Café Istanbul, 7:00 PM)
Friday April 21  Readings, Panels, Workshops, Book Tables, Open Mic Performances, etc. (NOHC, 10-4:30) Evening feature performances (Café Istanbul, 7:00)
Saturday April 22  Readings, Panels, Workshops, Book Tables, Open Mic Performances, etc. (NOHC, 10-4:30) Evening feature performances (Café Istanbul, 7:00)
Sunday April 23  Walking tours and more. Grand Finale Open Mic (Maple Leaf Bar, 3:00)

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