The 2018 Boston Poetry Marathon is August 10, 11, and 12 at Outpost 186 in Inman Square, Cambridge
Yay! Yay! Yay! One of my favorite times of the year is the Boston Poetry Marathon, a weekend-long poetry reading festival featuring hundreds of poets, each reading 8 minutes a piece. And, like last year, I will be one of the organizers this year. This is my second year as an organizer.
More Details for the 2018 Boston Poetry Marathon
Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
Friday, August 10, 6-10:30pm
Saturday, August 11 12:00-10:30pm
Sunday, August 12 12-6pm
We don’t go over 8 minutes. We listen to a bunch of poems. We hang out. We have fun.
Because it's great to get together with hundreds of poets and poetry-appreciators to hear live poetry.
On Being an Organizer: Emailing Hundreds of Poets at Once Makes Me Look Like the Scream Emoji
|Me While Creating the Mail Merge|
Seriously. If you've ever thought about being an organizer for an event, do it. It's great to be able to bring that joy to so many people. Sometimes, though, planning can be ugh. In the first mail merge, I realized I'd screwed up the link to the Facebook group.
It's okay because later, I realized I should've made a Boston Poetry Marathon Facebook Page instead, because Group events can't get sent to the public, only Page events can. This is after I made a really pretty page with all my old photos from the past Boston Poetry Marathons, and the collection of flyers and other photos past organizers had posted on the website. That's okay, though. I transferred everything and the page is looking good. Go follow it, if you're so inclined.
Also, I messed up the amazingly awesomely wonderful co-organizer Gillian Devereux's last name in the first batch of emails that went out today. I feel so terrible about that one. SO SORRY Gillian!!!
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