Poetry Festival

Poetry in the (Highland Park) Bowl

June 12 – 14 @ EST 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FREE – $20.00

Highland Bowl, 1137 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
Rain Venue: Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607

Immerse yourself in poetry in Rochester’s incomparable outdoor amphitheater! Bring a blanket or lawn chair, then settle in and absorb lyrics soaring in open air. Stay to meet the poets and have copies of your books signed. ASL interpreted; Ampersand Books on site.

Event Co-sponsor: Highland Park Conservancy

Supporting Sponsor: Dyer Arts Center, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, NTID




To purchase tickets  for the any or all days of the 3-day event please click HERE.

Join our Producers Circle!

Gifts starting at $250 will ensure the success of two invigorating cultural gems: Rochester Roots on June 5 and our Poetry Festival in the (Highland Park) Bowl, June 12 – 14. Your generosity will play a key role in connecting poets and writers with all audiences, regardless of their means. Please click here to donate.

Poetry in the Bowl Wednesday, June 12

Lu Highsmith Trio
Tyler Barton
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Poetry in the Bowl Thursday, June 13

Jessica Cuello
Chen Chen
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Poetry in the Bowl Friday, June 14

Albert Abonado
Cornelius Eady with Bernie Heveron
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