What do I Need to Know About Poetry to Attend a Poetry Festival?

There’s always a little rush of uncertainty when choosing to attend a poetry festival for the first time. Big events often leave potential attendees wondering exactly what they need to know to attend. Here’s a few ideas for dipping your toes in before attending a poetry festival.

Bring Your Interest Along

This is one of the first and easiest parts of attending any poetry festival. If you have a passion, a curiosity, or even just basic interest in poetry, you should absolutely take a chance on a festival. They are a great starting point, filled with attendees who will share their love of poetry and their experience with you! At the Little River Poetry Festival, we have distinguished and published guest poets, as well as fresh-faced guests looking to learn more at our workshops.

A Little Research Goes a Long Way

If you’re feeling intimidated when thinking about attending a poetry festival, consider doing a little research first. Google makes it possible to see feedback from previous years’ guests, clips of featured events or poets, and a list of activities! Knowing exactly what you’re signing up for will help work out your first-fest jitters. Visit our website at http://littleriverpoetryfest.com to learn more about our group activities.

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Yourself

At the end of the day, your talents and interests make you unique. Sometimes, pairing an interest that is seemingly unrelated with poetry can produce dynamic new results.  After all, the bounty of nature and good company is not reserved only for serious poets. There is always something new to learn with a change of environment. We have musicians, painters, and families all planning to join us for the festival this year, each looking to pull inspiration from a tranquil weekend in the gorgeous Floyd countryside.

The long and short of all this is you don’t need to know anything in particular to attend a poetry festival – you just have to attend with a sincere heart and an open mind. If this sounds like you, please join us June 15 – 17 for the Little River Poetry Festival.

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  • Garret J White March 24, 2018 at 2:00 am

    I recently moved to D.C. and would love love love to attend! Are they ways to journey to the event? I would greatly appreciate your suggestions.
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    • admin March 24, 2018 at 11:20 am

      Hello! We are working on a rideshare area. Could you get to Hampton Roads? I have room in my car for one more. We will be leaving from Williamsburg, VA. About 3 hours from DC. You can message me (Star) on the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/littleriverpoetryfest) if that will work for you and we can discuss the details.
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