Little River Poetry Festival

A Retreat

ABOUT THE LITTLE RIVER POETRY FESTIVAL

Moving into its fourth year, the Little River Poetry Festival takes place in the beautiful rolling hills of Floyd, Virginia. Come enjoy the tranquility and creativity of another year of poetry, friends, and fun!

ABOUT THE FOUNDERS

Jack Callan and Judith Stevens are two experienced poets based out of Norfolk, Virginia. This dynamic team put together the festival after being inspired while traveling down the Little River.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Bring your notebooks and your creativity for this retreat! The Little River Poetry Festival features an open mic every afternoon and evening, as well as workshops and featured poets.

WHY ATTEND THE FESTIVAL?

If you’re looking to sharpen your poetry skills and be around others in your community, the Little River Poetry Festival is the perfect place for you. Get to know fellow poets, work on your writing skills, and experience Floyd, Virginia in all of its beauty.

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READERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS

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DAYS

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MUSICIANS

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OPEN MICS

DON’T MISS THIS AMAZING POETRY FESTIVAL AND RETREAT!

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FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

Check back soon for all current readings, events, and poetry fun!

frequently asked questions

What is cell phone reception like at the Festival?

Cell phone reception is not the best. Verizon gets the best reception.

Is there camping available?

Yes! There definitely is. There is primitive camping available in the field where the festival is taking place. Further camping (with electricity and running water) can be found at Daddy Rabbit’s Campground, a short drive away.

Where else can I say in Floyd?

If camping is not your thing, there are many other places you can stay in Floyd, Virginia.

What should I bring with me?

First of all, your notebook! We encourage everyone to bring wet weather gear, including an umbrella and raincoat. Also, sunblock and bug spray.

Where can I learn more about the Little River Poetry Festival?

Be sure to check the official festival blog for all of the latest information and updates!

How much does it cost to attend the festival?

It costs $15 per day, which means one can attend the entire weekend for $45. Additional charges are meals and any chapbooks you might want to purchase from the poets.

What will the weather be like?

Last year we had amazing sunshine everyday. Keep in mind it can rain, so be prepared with wet weather gear. There will be sides on the tent in case of inclimate weather.

How can I register for the festival?

Simply download the form below and mail it in with your payment to register.

I have an additional question, who can answer it?

If you have a question we haven’t answered here, feel free to contact us through our official Facebook page to get the answers to all of your questions.

Access the registration form now

Fill and download the registration form and mail it in with your payment in order to attend the festival. We welcome every poet, from expert to beginner. 

 

We also have nature events for non-poets to partake in.

 

As always, our policy is to let everyone move freely through the day with plenty of opportunities to write on your own, should inspiration strike you.

 

Mailing address:

Judith Stevens

2931 Somme Ave

Norfolk, VA 23509

 

We can’t wait to see you there!

OFFICIAL LITTLE RIVER BLOG

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  • Festival Location

    ``On the Water`` Campsite
    2053 Thunderstruck Road NE
    Floyd, VA 24091