- Jan 28 - 29 2023
- 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
- $Give What You Can
29th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit *ONLINE*
Sat. & Sun., JANUARY 28th & 29th, 2023 | 10 am-10 pm CT
ATTEND ON CROWDCAST $GIVE WHAT YOU CAN
Woodland Pattern’s most highly anticipated annual event, the Poetry Marathon is a two-day, 24-hour lyrical extravaganza with performances from more than 300 individual poets, musicians, and moving image artists.
In addition to being an extraordinary event and a beloved tradition for poets of all ages, the Poetry Marathon serves as a community-driven fundraiser. Participating poets are asked to raise a small amount of funds among family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc., and/or via social media, with a goal of $50 in pledges on each reader’s behalf. Those contributions are then matched by a sponsor for the hour and supplemented by major sponsorships. Thanks to our community, funds raised through the Marathon each January have kept Woodland Pattern going strong for decades, providing fuel for all our programmatic activities in the year ahead.
All 24 hours of the Poetry Marathon will be livestreamed via Crowdcast. As usual, each hour will feature 10 or more poets reading for up to 5 minutes each, plus remarks and conversation among curators, our staff, and audience members. We will be posting the full schedule of hours and participating poets imminently!