By Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - After a successful inaugural year, New Hampshire is holding its second annual Poetry Festival next month featuring workshops, readings and panel discussions.

The festival is organized by The Poetry Society of New Hampshire and The New Hampshire Institute of Art. It takes place Saturday, Sept. 24, at the institute in Manchester.

Highlights include readings by Ellen Bryant Voigt, former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and 2015 MacArthur Fellow; workshops by award-winning poets Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Wyn Cooper, Cate Marvin, and January Gill O’Neil; and readings from diverse poets from around New England and the world.

Events also will include a tribute to poet Maxine Kumin, a former New Hampshire and U.S. poet laureate who died in 2014.



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