Wider Than The Sky Poetry Festival | Home 2018
A Young People's Poetry Festival
Festival, Poetry, California, Youth, Young, High School, Teens, Writing
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About

Wider Than The Sky is an annual poetry festival for the young people of Los Angeles, featuring workshops with renowned poets, readings, book signings, and an open mic for young writers.

Poets

2018 Keynote Speaker

RichardBlanco4

Richard Blanco

2013 Inaugural Poet and author of the Lambda Award-winning memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood

Emcee

DanezSmith

Danez Smith

Author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry collection [insert] boy, and Don’t Call Us Dead, a National Book Award finalist

Featured Poet

KavehAkbar

Kaveh Akbar

Founder of the poetry website Divedapper and author of the acclaimed collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf

Workshop
Leaders

Participating poets include Lambda Literary Award-winner Danez Smith, Joy Priest, Alex Alpharaoh, and Allison Conner.

Public Event

An evening
with Richard
Blanco

Please join us for a evening of reading and conversation with Richard Blanco on Friday, April 20 at The Last Bookstore in Downtown LA.

Stay Updated

For questions or to RSVP, please email poetry@hw.com