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Austin International Poetry Festival

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From AIPF's website:

Austin International Poetry Festival, April 7-10, 2016

City Read list of Registered Poets who signed up for each reading was updated 4/3 at 7 pm.

The schedule is now ready!  Click here to see the list of events.  City Read signup.     Workshop signup.

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.

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.  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. 

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 or .  Our mailing address is P.O. Box 26455, Austin, TX 78755.  Mark Wendel may be contacted at 830-644-8097.