Wednesday, February 3, 2010

hey poets..


A I P F . 2 0 1 0



Submission DEADLINES Approaching for:
The 18th annual Austin International Poetry Festival,
April 15-18th, 2010 Austin, TX

DEADLINE for ADULT submissions is February 10th.
DEADLINE for YOUTH submissions was February 1st.

See below for more information about AIPF.


The 18th annual Austin International Poetry Festival (AIPF) will be
held April 15th through 18th, 2010. AIPF is a four-day, city-wide
celebration of poetry and poets of every age and every kind. Over a
dozen poetry readings, 8 open mics, 6 workshops, 3 poetry slams, 2
anthology readings and a poetry all-nighter will be held at local
coffeeshops, bookstores, theaters, gardens and historical sites
throughout beautiful downtown Austin, Texas. Over 20 featured
international and national poets will be in attendance, stage and
page-poets alike, reading alongside over 150 registered AIPF poets. All
events, including open-mics and children/youth readings and workshops,
are free and open to the public. Registration is required only for adult
participants. 2010 AIPF Headquarters will be Ruta Maya Coffeehouse.

AIPF is made possible by the generous support of the City of
Austin*, the volunteer board of non-profit Austin Poets International,
local business sponsors, literary partners, private donors, and the
dedication of dozens of poetry-loving volunteers just like you. Join
the celebration! Email , or call/text
(512)731-5907 to find out how you, your business, or your organization
can get involved with AIPF. We thank you for your support!

Adult poets (18+) who wish to submit poems for the annual Adult
Anthology Competition must register on our website before February 10th,
2010. Youth (under 18) wishing to submit poetry for the annual Youth
Anthology Competition submit through the mail and can learn more on the
AIPF website ( Email the youth
editor for more details (

Registration occurs through the AIPF website (, and is
required only for adult poets wishing to submit poetry to the yearly
anthology competition, participate in formal workshops, and perform at
local venue readings. Early registration (before March 12th, 2010) is
$30, and late registration (through April 17th, 2010) is $50. Adult
poets who register early will have their biographies listed in the
annual program. Registration webpage:

Please visit the website,, or contact the director
( or 512.731.5907) for more information.
You can also find AIPF on Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn! Our
mailing address is: Austin International Poetry Festival, PO Box 26455,
Austin, TX 78755

We are a word-of-mouth festival, and if you have read to this
point, you must be an ambassador to poetry. Help us spread the news of
this incredible celebration. Please take a moment to forward this email
to any contacts or groups who are friends to poetry (neighbor, relative,
student, coworker, teacher, mailman, dentist, in-law, poetry
organization... you get the picture.) At AIPF, we believe every voice
adds to the celebration. Thank you!


*AIPF is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the
Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the
Arts and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which
believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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