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Austin International Poetry Festival, April 5-8, 2018

Thank you to everyone who was involved in your and our Poetry Festival!  The 25th Annual AIPF just ended, but we are already planning for the 26th.  See you April 5-8, 2018!

Congratulations to all Poets selected for the 2017 di-vêrsé-city Anthology! 
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What gives you meaning? Share what you write; share what you think; have a dialogue on stage between poems, between poets. This is non-juried. Bring many poems and decide when you get here or write while you are here. Find a place to listen to different views; find your voice; become part of the discussion.

Austin Poets International (API) 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.

The Austin International Poetry Festival is also known as AIPF.  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 adult anthology published by API and released during the festival. Youth di-vêrsé-city is the annual youth anthology published by API and released during the festival.

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.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

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