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Poets From the Neighborhood’s National Poetry Month Festival – TN POETs

Sat., April 27

JOIN… for Poets From The Neighborhood’s (PFTN) National Poetry Month Festival to enjoy Outstanding Poetry Events (Onsite and Virtual) FREE and OPEN to the Public (All Ages!).
SAVE THE DATE: April 27 (10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. cst)!
VENUE: Williamson County Public Library (WCPL- main), 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064
The eighth annual Tennessee Poets Day – 2024 highlights our ongoing PFTN’s Decennial Celebration with top notch On-site Programs on Apr, 27th and Virtual (ZOOM)  events throughout the year and during the National Poetry Month (Apr. 6 and 18 – See Flyer) which are offered FREE & bound to inspire Poets of all ages & stages.

*The PFTN’s 2024 Decennial Celebration is a Hybrid – with ongoing Virtual events, too!

DATE: Apr. 27th (10 a.m. – 3;30 p.m.: FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC!

VENUE: Williamson County Public Library (WCPL – Main Branch), 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin, TN 37064.

Welcome and PFTN Decennial Dedication by the Annual TN POETs DAY Founder/Organizer – Veera Dr. Rajaratnam S. (10 a.m.); Keynote Speech by Honorable WC Mayor Rogers Anderson (10:10 a.m.) who will also present the PFTN Awards-2024. Events include a Lecture on Poetry In Country Music by TN Poet – Laureate Margaret Britton Vaughn (11:30 a.m.);  A Lecture by Renowned TN POET – Jeff Hardin (1:30 p.m.); Song Performance by Award-Winning Singer & Poet Kathryn Adams & Author Book-Signings & Readings by Renowned TN POETs David M. Harris, Jeff Hardin, JoyPoet Veeraja R, Margaret B. Vaughn (TN Poet Laureate), Henry L. Jones (Hendersonville Poet Laureate) & more TN Poets (Email to sign up).

There will be TWO Open-Mic Poetry Sessions (11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.) FREE & Open to the Public (all Ages/Sign Up at the Door). Open-Mic Emcee: David M. Harris. We encourage the Elders & young Kids of all ages to Participate. Please see the attached FLYER for Schedule and to SHARE with Friends and on Social media!

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Bring your own brown-bag lunch and the Poetry enthusiasts in your family, aspiring poets among friends & students, and enjoy a whole Day of Excellent Poetry. Poets From The Neighborhood look forward to seeing you all on Saturday Apr. 27, at our eighth annual TN POETs Day-2024!


*Sign up at the door – To read a poem of your own) at the Open mic (See Guideline!) 2 Sessions (10:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.)

OR for Door Prizes (Announced at the end of the day)!

**Snacks will be provided!

See You all soon! In the meantime…  *Here’s the link to the fifth annual TN POETs DAY in 2021. Enjoy!


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Williamson County Public Library
1314 Columbia Ave.
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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