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Austin International Poetry Festival, April 7-10, 2016

 An anonymous donor has just offered to pay for 10 Poets who need help paying to submit their poems to the anthology competition.  The first 10 people who contact aipfest@outlook.com will be entered for free.

Anthology Launch by the Blanton Museum of Art!
The 2016 di-vêrsé-city anthology launch for the Austin International Poetry Festival will take place at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 8th, in the auditorium by the Blanton Museum of Art.  Every poet published in the 2016 di-vêrsé-city anthology will be invited to take the stage to read his/her poem at the launch. 
If you have not already done so, please submit your poetry for the 2016 di-vêrsé-city Anthology competition here
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Besides the launch, other AIPF events will be taking place in the Smith building auditorium throughout April 7th and 8th as well as in the Smith building's Capitol Room on April 8th.  The Blanton Museum of Art is free to the public on Thursday. Registered Poets with an AIPF name badge will also receive free admission to the Museum on Friday.  Ekphrastic poetry anyone?
http://blantonmuseum.org/visit/    http://blantonmuseum.org/about/smith_bldg/.

Registration is open for the 24th annual Austin International Poetry Festival April 7-10, 2016.  Registration includes up to two slots to read at local venues for City Reads, a festival program, a name tag, and workshop. Please click here to register for the festival.

Please note the di-vêrsé-city anthology competition is now completely separate from registration and will be paid separately.

Austin Poets International promotes literary excellence by uniting poets from around the world to celebrate the diversity of humanity through the power of written and spoken word.

Austin Poets International’s three program activities are the Austin International Poetry Festival, di-vêrsé-city Anthology, and Youth Education. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The Austin International Poetry Festival is also known as AIPF.  We have just completed our 23rd festival and have already started planning the 24th festival.  The festival includes unique Austin venues, diverse themed poetry readings, open mics, workshops, music & poetry, anthology reading, dusk to dawn, and poetry symposium.  AIPF has hosted poets from over 45 countries across the globe.

di-vêrsé-city is the annual anthology published by API and released during the festival.    Congratulations to Lu Streeter, Marcie Eanes, Chuck Wemple, and DaRell for their winning submissions in our most recent publication.

Youth Education teaches valuable skills for K-12 students to learn and improve their poetry.  Registration is always free for K-12 students. Activities include a youth anthology competition with cash prizes and awards, printed youth anthology, anthology reading, themed readings, workshops, and a slam.   

 Contact Information: Please send emails to aipfest@outlook.com or mark@aipf.org .  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 26455, Austin, TX 78755.  Mark Wendel may be contacted at 830-644-8097.
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