Harbor/Poetry/Walk is a first for Belfast festival

Oct 04, 2019

BELFAST — The 15th Annual Belfast Poetry Festival announces that the first-ever Harbor/Poetry/Walk takes place on the Belfast waterfront on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ten poets and Belfast historian Megan Pinette will lead the event along the Harbor Walk from the Memorial Bridge (the “little bridge”) to the Boathouse.

Along the way, walkers will make stops for a bit of history and a poem at the sites of the former sardine cannery, the Puddle Dock, City Landing, Heritage Park, Chicken Hill, Steamship Wharf, and a few places in between. Audience members can join in at any point for the half-mile walk.

There is parking at the Memorial Bridge and up the hill on Pierce Street. At the end of the walk, there will be a shuttle for people who don’t want to walk back to their cars or need a ride up to the Festival headquarters at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller Street behind the library.

In case of rain, the event will be held at the Belfast Free Library with a slideshow of old photos and the reading.

This year’s Belfast Poetry Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 18 and 19, in various venues around town. The festival kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. with a reading at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St., with Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum. Saturday events at Festival Headquarters at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Miller Street will include a Ploughman’s lunch, Belfast Bay Fiddlers, a lit fair, and open mic. The evening gala at the Troy Howard Middle School will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit belfastpoetry.com.



Comments (1)
Posted by: Megan Pinette | Oct 04, 2019 22:03

Please correct the date for the Harbor/Poetry Walk, it is Saturday, October 19, not Saturday, October 15.


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