for-Web_DD-poetry-carnival_poster-design-690x999-customThe public is invited to the Divedapper Poetry Carnival, featuring a rotation of delights including fair food, carnival games conducted by beautiful people with perfect hair, and poetry readings from Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Danez Smith, and Heather Christle on Saturday, May 14, from noon to 8:00 PM at Butler University’s Efroymson Center for Creative Writing, 530 W. Hampton Drive.

Admission is free. Validated parking is available in the Sunset Avenue parking garage.

Presented in partnership with Butler University and, the Divedapper Poetry Carnival aims to obliterate the idea that poetry is obtuse, or unapproachable, or in any way un-fun. Spend the day with us. Listen to words, write some of your own, eat a corn dog. It’s going to be a good time.


Noon: Welcome, Check-in, Carnival Booths, Lunch, and Book Sales
1:30-2:30: Headliner 1 workshop/ Bridge Workshop 1: Open to children grades 3-12
2:30-3:30: Headliner 2 workshop/ Bridge Workshop 2: Open to children grades 3-12
3:30-4:30: Headliner 3 workshop/ Bridge Workshop 3: Open to children grades 3-12
4:30-5:30: Regional Poetry Showcase Reading
5:30-6:30: Headliner Showcase Reading
6:30-7:00: Headliner Q&A
7:00-8:00: Dinner Party, Carnival Booths, and Book Sales

Bring your preferred writing supplies, money for book purchase, and a sense of adventure.




Media contact:
Marc Allan