nashville poetry festival

The Nashville Poetry Festival will be held on April 14th, 2019 at Bongo Eastside Lot (109 11th Street South 37206) from 11am-8pm. Admission is FREE, but we do have some VIP options available!


The Nashville Independent Poetry Festival is a celebration of the tireless, inspiring people & organizations forging a more vibrant literary city. This festival brings together poets, small presses, DIY book-makers, literary collectives, literary non-profits, independent-local bookstores, representatives from reading series and open mics – & y’all! This festival will emphasize, & cultivate the intersections of poetry, our community, and each other – connecting written poets to spoken word poets, new, creative Nashvillians to established lit community members, and connect readers to writers, poets to people. Come out & meet the folks behind Nashville’s Independent Poetry world, and become part of it!