International Poetry & Storytelling Competition & Festival

ANNOUNCING: 2019 INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL

 

 

 

GREAT FOOD!

POETRY, PROSE & MUSIC !

MLK DAY – 6 P.M. JAN 21, 2019

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HARRISBURG

SPECIAL INDIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCES!

Baba Sontyana and Keerthana Sontyana! 

Baba Sontyana is a professional singer accompanied many playback singers in USA for many programs.   
Keerthana Sontyana is from Cumberland Valley middle school. She is learning Karnatic music and sang couple of songs in both Telugu and Hindi (Indian languages). 
 

FEATURING DIVERSE AND EXCITING POETS & WRITERS PERFORMING THEIR WORKS:

Spoken Word Performer James Axel!

 

 

Playwright Terri Durden

 

Poet& Imam Fatih Akdemir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poet & Actress Lynn Blackston

 

             

 

 

 

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Photos from Previous International Poetry & Storytelling Festivals

Young writers have an opportunity to learn from seasoned poets and storytellers at this annual event held on the evening of MLK Day in Harrisburg.

 The Council sponsors a high school competition and presents awards at the banquet event.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse named Harrisburg’s first Latino Poet Laueate — Rick Kearns — at the event in 2014.

Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Poet Laureate – Rick Kearns! First Latino Poet Laureate of Harrisburg.

 

Winners of 2015 International Poetry & Storytelling Competition for High School Students, with Keynote Poets!

 

Clara Papenfuse of Harrisburg Academy receives her Finalist certificate in the 2018 International Poetry & Storytelling Competition.

 

drummer

African Drumming!

 

Maxim Foley, a home-schooled student, is a finalist in the 2018 International Poetry & Storytelling Competition!

 

Harrisburg High Student Kennedy Holt is Finalist in 2018!