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NOW ACCEPTING IDEAS: Sonoma Poetry Festival

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NOW ACCEPTING IDEAS: Sonoma Poetry Festival



NOW ACCEPTING IDEAS – SONOMA POETRY FESTIVAL – February 1st – March 15th, 2019

Please click here to tell us (briefly) about your idea.

The “BIG” goal for the Sonoma Poetry Festival is for everyone in the county to encounter a poem in April 2019. With this in mind we are seeking public poetry projects by the people, for the people, with a wide reach. We aim to reach the priority neighborhoods as laid out in the Portrait of Sonoma County (Cloverdale, Northwest Santa Rosa, Southwest Santa Rosa, Southeast Santa Rosa, The Springs (Sonoma) however PROPOSALS FOR ALL SONOMA COUNTY NEIGHBORHOODS ARE ENCOURAGED!

CalPoets is inspired by the O’Miami Poetry Festival! Warm thanks to O’Miami for their support and encouragement as we venture into the unknown with this festival. Please visit the O’Miami website “What We Do” page and watch some videos to get a sense of some projects that worked well for a similar festival in Miami:

Here are some guidelines to consider:

-Projects must occur between April 1st and April 30th, 2019.
-One must be over 16 years old to submit an idea.
-Those 16 and under are encouraged to submit ideas in partnership with an older collaborator.
-Projects should be public in nature and aim to reach a wide audience.
-Collaborations with other arts disciplines and nonprofits are encouraged!
-Those over age 16 whose projects are selected will receive a small stipend for time & materials (one stipend for project lead only)