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 Contact Information has changed.

Please send all emails to aipfest@outlook.com .  Lynn Brandstetter and Mark Wendel have unexpectedly lost access to their accounts that end in @aipf.org.  We are attempting to regain access. If you receive or have received any emails from james@aipf.org or any other @aipf.org at this time, these are now invalid, please forward these emails to aipfest@outlook.com .

The only mailing address at this time is P.O. Box 26455 Austin, TX 78755.

The only email address at this time is aipfest@outlook.com

Mark Wendel may be contacted at 830-644-8097.

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 7-10, 2016

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.