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Join us as we amplify poetry in our communities all year long!

Upcoming Events

  • Poetry& Pie in the Park
    Poetry& Pie in the Park
    Tue, May 28
    EJ Giovannetti Community Shelter
    May 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    EJ Giovannetti Community Shelter, 9000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322, USA
    May 28, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    EJ Giovannetti Community Shelter, 9000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322, USA
    Join us for our tastiest event: Poetry& Pie in the Park at EJ Giovannetti Community Shelter at Walker Johnston Park in Urbandale. Come for the free pie, stay for the poetry! Sponsored by Urbandale Public Art Committee

Past Events

  • Poetry& Posies
    Poetry& Posies
    Thu, May 09
    IN Tandem (Plaza Location), Des Moines
    May 09, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join us at IN Tandem (the Plaza location) for an evening of celebrating mothers with poetry, posies, and refreshments.
  • 2024 Poetry Palooza Welcome Reception
    2024 Poetry Palooza Welcome Reception
    Fri, Apr 19
    Viking Theater, Grand View University
    Apr 19, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    You are invited to join us in celebrating three of Iowa's most distinguished poets: Deb Marquart receiving the James A. Autry award, James A. Autry himself reading his work, and Lucille Morgan Wilson receiving Humanities Iowa's first posthumous award as an Honorary Poet Laureate.
  • 2024 Poetry Palooza!
    2024 Poetry Palooza!
    Fri, Apr 19
    Grandview University (Des Moines)
    Apr 19, 2024, 5:00 PM – Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 PM
    Bookmark the date for 2024 Poetry Palooza! More details to come.
  • Poetry Takeover at Des Moines Art Center
    Poetry Takeover at Des Moines Art Center
    Thu, Apr 11
    Des Moines Art Center
    Poetry Takeover at Des Moines Art Center
    Apr 11, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Join the Iowa Poetry Association, Poetry Palooza, SAY Poetry, and the Des Moines Poetry Workshop in this interactive and collaborative celebration for National Poetry Month!
  • Poetry on the Prairie
    Poetry on the Prairie
    Sat, Nov 11
    Security Bank Building, Perry, IA
    Nov 11, 2023, 10:00 AM – Nov 12, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Join us at Art on the Prairie again this year as we present "Poetry on the Prairie" in Perry, Iowa.
  • Harken to Verse
    Harken to Verse
    Fri, Oct 06
    Harken Institute, Drake University
    Oct 06, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    You're invited to join us for a pop-up poetry event in the Harkin Institute auditorium at Drake University. Find full event details here: https://olli.drake.edu/drakeolli/course/course.aspx?C=162&pc=34&mc=0&sc=0
  • Poetry& Pie in the Park
    Poetry& Pie in the Park
    Tue, Aug 22
    Jay Spence Shelter, Greenwood Park
    Aug 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    You're invited to Poetry& Pie in the Park! Gather with us at 5:00 for dessert-first tastings, while supplies last, and people-to-people time. Then, enjoy a short poetry reading starting at 5:30. We are excited to have a few local poets reading their poetry. Note: There will be air conditioning!
  • Poetry Palooza
    Poetry Palooza
    Thu, Apr 06
    Mainframe Studios
    Apr 06, 2023, 7:00 PM CDT – Apr 08, 2023, 1:30 PM CDT
    This three-day festival will celebrate Midwestern Poets Laureate, cultivate students and emerging talent, and demonstrate the positive power of poetry.
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